Bargain Center/WELS 5005 W Howard Ave, Milwaukee, WI53220 This WELS Bargain Center is on Howard Avenue and 50th Street and is one of 16 thrift stores nationwide run by the…More Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. This store serves the community by offering clean, gently used clothing and household goods at very reasonable prices. Area families stock the store by donating gently used sports equipment, toys, appliances, clothing and furniture they are not using anymore. Hundreds of volunteers help run the store, from sorting through donations to waiting on customers to stocking and straightening the shelves. The Bargain Center's proceeds provide critical support for Wisconsin Lutheran High School and other WELS charities.