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MKE a Difference Giveaway

Week 5 (May 14-20, 2020): Nominate an essential or frontline worker to win a Milwaukee gift package.

In an unprecedented season, Milwaukeeans have risen to the challenge by adapting and uniting. We're celebrating the heroes who have kept our city running while Milwaukee remains Safer At Home - the healthcare workers, transit operators, grocery store staff, first responders, property managers, restaurant staff, and all essential and frontline workers.

Visit Milwaukee Downtown on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to nominate a deserving hero to win a downtown prize package, including a hotel stay, dining gift card & more. Plus, your hero's likeness will be included in the city's next mural, "The Hero in You" by Ken Brown, coming to MacArthur Square this summer.

View official rules here.

We're giving away $5,000 in downtown gift cards

Why? To encourage support for downtown businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to celebrate the good things happening in our community. In March, we kicked off our giveaways by partnering with the Downtown Neighbors Association to give away $4,000 in gift cards.

In April and May, Milwaukee Downtown is encouraging Milwaukeeans to "MKE A Difference," with continued opportunities to support the downtown community. Every week beginning April 6, we'll announce a new way to win, and we'll draw to winners for downtown prize packages.

Follow Milwaukee Downtown on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for updates.

Support Milwaukee Businesses

As Milwaukee faces new adjustments in response to COVID-19, the health & safety of our city remains the top priority. Whenever safe & possible, Milwaukeeans are encouraged to remember & support the businesses in downtown and throughout our community.

Gift Cards

Please consider supporting your favorite bars, restaurants, hotels, salons & spas with gift card purchases. Gift cards provide an opportunity to bolster business and can be redeemed at a later date. Purchasing gift cards online is one of the top ways you can support local businesses right now.

Order Curbside

Many restaurants are offering to-go, delivery and curbside options. View OnMilwaukee's running list here. View recommended vendors from WWBIC here. If you haven't tried curbside yet, here's why you should

Shop Online

Choose to MKE an impact when you shop. In addition to storefront locations, the downtown and nearby retailers listed below offer online shopping options. Click each retailer to shop online.

This resource will be updated regularly. To request that a downtown business with e-commerce services be added to the list, email with the business name and URL.