Holiday Wish List – Search by Agency

9 Lives Rescue

9 Lives Rescue is a small, foster based cat and kitten rescue serving the Dane County area. 9 Lives Rescue is passionate about enriching the lives of people and cats by providing personalized adoptions for homeless, unwanted and abused cats and kittens.

Janell Moody
janell@9livesrescue.com
(608) 212-7226
http://www.9livesrescue.com
10:00 AM-9:00 PM

Toys and Gifts

Cat toys, small scratching posts, flat scratching pads.

Food

Wet and dry cat/kitten food, clumping litter, gift cards (pet stores, stores selling cat food and litter).

100 Black Men

100 Black Men of Madison, Inc. began its operation in 1994 and was incorporated in 1995 as a non-profit organization comprised of members from many professional disciplines in the greater Madison area. The Madison chapter was established to make a positive difference in the lives of area youth, especially African American males, through mentoring, education, health & wellness, and economic development programs. 100 Black Men of Madison, Inc. is an affiliate of 100 Black Men of America, Inc.

For the second year in a row, 100 Black Men of Madison and United Way of Dane County are teaming up to lead a local toy drive called Christmas for Children With Responsibilities. This drive will support those local high school students who are trying to make the holidays a little brighter for their children and younger siblings.

Dr. Floyd Rose
president@100blackmenmadison.com
211
http://www.100blackmenmadison.com
8:00 AM-4:30 PM M-F

Toys and Gifts

New toys, books, games (ages 0-12), gift cards.

Donations can be dropped of at United Way of Dane County (2059 Atwood Avenue) and Group Health Cooperative (1265 John Q Hammons Drive), 8:00 AM-4:30 PM M-F from November 27 to December 20.

Access Community Health Centers

Access Community Health Centers is a non-profit organization with the mission of improving the health and lives of people who otherwise face financial, cultural, or language obstacles that prevent access to high-quality, affordable health care. Access provides medical, dental, behavioral health, and pharmacy services based on local needs.

Julia O'Donnell
julia.odonnell@accesshealthwi.org
(608) 443-5602
http://www.accesscommunityhealthcenters.org
8:30 AM-4:30 PM

Toys and Gifts

Children's books (English and Spanish, for toddlers - 10 year olds).

Agrace Hospice and Palliative Care

Agrace is a non-profit hospice and palliative care organization that was founded in 1978. Agrace serves more than 750 patients every day in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. People trust Agrace to care for them in very difficult times while they are facing a serious illness or the end of life.

Caitlin Paterson
caitlin.paterson@agrace.org
(608) 327-7147
http://www.agrace.org
9:00 AM-4:00 PM M-F

Toys and Gifts

Teddy bears for the Dori Bears program (larger than 10 inches tall, new with tags still attached). Dori Bears are a comforting tradition at Agrace Hospice Care, thanks to their namesake, Doris Klubertanz. Her gift started a program in 1994 that provides soft, huggable teddy bears to Agrace patients or family members who need comfort. Today, this heartwarming program is community supported. Donated Dori Bears continue to bring comfort and smiles every day—so new bears are needed year-round.

Angel's Wish Pet Adoption and Resource Center

Angel's Wish is an all-volunteer foster home based animal welfare organization that cares for and adopts out homeless cats and kittens throughout South Central Wisconsin.

donations@angelswish.org
(608) 848-4174
http://www.angelswish.org
Email preferred. Calls: 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Sa, 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Su

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to decorate our adoption center in Verona for the holidays by early December. Ideal for a family or small group of up to 6 people.

Toys and Gifts

Cat toys-especially laser light toys and wand toys.

Food

Canned cat/kitten food (especially paté style), dry cat/kitten food, kitten milk replacement (KMR, Just Born), K-cups coffee packs, snack size candy bars, individually wrapped candies/mints, homemade baked goods, soda, bottled water.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Paper towels, Dawn dish soap, toilet paper, Kleenex, Ziploc bags (quart, gallon), garbage bags (35 gallon), batteries (AA, 9 volt), baby scales, postage scales, household rubber gloves, disposable latex gloves, white copy paper, color copy paper, stamps, Avery 5160 printer labels, computer projector, Revolution catnip, Feliway spray/refills.

Bayview Foundation

Bayview Townhomes and Community Center is located in Madison’s “Triangle” neighborhood and is home to more than 270 low income immigrants and refugees from over 12 countries. Free services and programs provided to residents include: After-School, Summer Camp, Teen Nights, Senior Bingo and Lunches, Resource/Referral, Wellness and Education.

Xue Summers
nkaoxuesummers@bayviewfoundation.org
(608) 256-7808 x206
http://www.bayviewfoundation.org
9:00 AM-4:30 PM M-Th, 9:00 AM-2:00 PM F

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help wrap gifts December 4-21 from 12:00 PM-2:00 PM at 601 Bay View in Madison.

Toys and Gifts

Arts and crafts supplies, movie passes, preschool-age toys, school-age toys, LEGO kits, jewelry kits, board games, sports equipment (basketballs, footballs, soccer balls), new books, gift cards (local businesses: coffee, clothing, food, music).

Clothing and Personal Items

Ages birth-12: children’s coats, winter boots, gloves/mittens, hats, sweaters, socks, pants. Ages 13-17: local sports gear (Badgers, Brewers, Packers), hoodies, sweaters, hair accessories, face masks, fashion scarves, socks, coats, nail polish.

Big Oak Child Care

Big Oak Child Care is a progressive non-profit childcare that strives to provide a home-like atmosphere in a building that was converted from a private family home in 1987. The toddler programs are on the first floor and the preschool is upstairs. Big Oak also runs an all-day outdoors school-age camp in the summertime at Orton Park.

Mary Niec
mary@bigoakchildcare.org
(608) 249-3991
http://www.bigoakchildcare.org
9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Toys and Gifts

Classroom toys from the Big Oak Amazon wish list: http://a.co/hP41Ugx

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Post-It-Notes, blank envelopes (any size), printer paper (letter size), construction paper, Amazon gift cards (to purchase teacher supplies, classroom toys), masking tape, packing tape, batteries (AA, AAA), food processor (like new), dry erase markers, Crayola washable markers, durable food carts, plastic bins with lids, binders (like new, all sizes).

Box of Balloons

Box of Balloons is a non-profit organization headquartered in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin on a mission to make every birthday happy and every child celebrated. Box of Balloons provides birthday celebrations to children in need. Families/caregivers are provided a box of party supplies customized for their child for a memorable birthday celebration.

Sarah Wells
development@boxofballoons.org
(567) 230-6132
http://www.boxofballoons.org
8:00 AM-7:00 PM M-F, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Sa-Su

Toys and Gifts

Board games, party games, "Happy Birthday to You!" by Dr. Seuss (bulk order), children's toys to be given as birthday gifts.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Uline 18"x12"x12" white cardboard boxes (item #S-4634), birthday candles, rolls of tape, birthday cards, birthday gift bags, punch balloons, tissue paper, crepe paper rolls, postage stamps, Box of Balloons logo balloons, helium tank, colored/patterned duct tape, Box of Balloons logo table cloth for events, 6 ft. collapsible banquet tables for events (2), folding utility wagon, gift cards (Amazon, Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Target, Costco, Party City).

Boys & Girls Club of Dane County

Boys & Girls Club of Dane County's mission is to be the leader in youth development programs by developing partnerships to produce positive outcomes for young people, families and communities. Affiliated with Boys & Girls Club of America, the Club is led locally by a dedicated team of professionals with expertise in youth development.

Alex Murray
amurray@bgcdc.org
(608) 661-4763
http://www.bgcdc.org
9:00 AM-5:00 PM M-F

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to participate in the holiday wrapping party to wrap presents for children in need (time TBD - around December 22), the community Thanksgiving dinner on November 21 from 2:00 PM-8:00 PM at 4617 Jenewein Rd, Madison, and the Turkey Trot 5K on Thanksgiving morning.

Toys and Gifts

Games, books (gender specific and ethnically diverse), footballs, soccer balls, kick balls, basketballs, headphones, fidget spinners, stuffed animals, dolls (boys and girls), LEGOS, building blocks, science sets, arts and crafts sets, paint sets, board/card games (Connect 4, Jenga, Monopoly, Sorry!, Trouble, Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, Uno Attack, playing cards), jewelry sets, cologne, perfume, nail polish.

Clothing and Personal Items

Clothing, boots, gloves, hats, snow pants, shirts, jackets, shoes, fleece jackets, pants, mittens, ear muffs, beanies, toiletries, feminine products, makeup kits, hygiene products.

Catholic Charities - The Beacon

The Beacon-Catholic Charities operates Dane County's first comprehensive Homeless Day Resource Center, opening this year on October 16th. The Center is open 8:00 AM-5:00 PM, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, including the holidays. The Center provide showers, bathrooms, laundry, housing and employment assistance, food, computers and internal and external case management.

Tami Fleming
tfleming@ccmadison.org
(608) 445-7067
http://www.thebeaconhelps.org
8:30 AM-4:30 PM M-F

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed from 8:00 AM-12:00 PM and 12:00 PM-4:00 PM seven days a week to help run the laundry and shower programs, the computer lab on the second floor, assist with the children in the program and help make the holidays special for people who do not have a home.

Toys and Gifts

Items for program clients - children 1-18 years old (small, yet age appropriate toys, books, items that they can carry with them from place to place). Small items for adults who have no family (new socks, deck of cards, gum, city bus passes).

Food

Prepared and heated lunches for 150 (M, T, R. Can get free prepared food, heat it up and bring it to the Beacon), children's healthy snacks, breakfast items, fresh fruit (especially soft fruit), holiday cookies, etc.

Clothing and Personal Items

Children's snow pants/snow suits, hats, gloves, long underwear (infant-adult 3XL), winter boots (children-adult), diapers/wipes (baby-toddler), laundry detergent, razors, shaving cream, deodorant, new socks, new underwear, adult hoodies, adult reading glasses.

Holiday Decorations

Looking for a group to donate items for holiday activities, then help run them (decorate for the holidays, card party for adults, movie day, Play-Dough party for children, bad weather projects).

Canopy Center

Canopy Center was established in 1977 in response to parents who wanted support or needed help with raising their children. For over 30 years, Canopy Center has protected children by helping parents to end the cycle of abuse.

Today, Canopy Center is a non-profit organization providing four distinct programs: the Oasis family sexual abuse treatment program, the Parent Stressline listening service, CASA and the Parent to Child program.

Lia Stratton
volunteercoordinator@canopycenter.org
(608) 729-1134
http://www.canopycenter.org
9:00 AM-5:00 PM M-Th, 9:00 AM-12:30 PM F

Toys and Gifts

Sensory/fidget toys, balloons, Orbeez, Model Magic, Sculpey clay, Playdoh, Theraputty, slime and slime materials, clear glue, glitter glue, glitter, VOSS Water Bottles (to use for glitter jars), Rollerball kits, essential oils, Nerf basketball hoop and basketball, sand tray, sand tray stand, miniatures for sand tray, calm music CDs, anatomically correct dolls and doll clothes, mindfulness coloring books, pencils, markers, other art supplies (any), other interactive/educational toys for all ages, Yoga Pretzel Cards, books ("The Invisible String", "Good Pictures Bad Pictures", "When Dad Hurts Mom", "Welcome to Therapy", "I Said No", "Amazing You", "It's My Body", "Your Body Belongs to You").

Central Wisconsin Center

Central Wisconsin Center (CWC) has been providing quality services for people with intellectual disabilities and complex care needs since 1959. More than 200 of the most medically complex and vulnerable people in Wisconsin live in the CWC residential program. The CWC supports people in achieving their full potential in both short term and residential programs.

Jeanne Pagel
jeanne.pagel@dhs.wisconsin.gov
(608) 301-1954
http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/cwc/index.htm
8:30 AM-4:00 PM M-F

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to bring holiday cheer to Central Wisconsin Center residents through the gift of music. Please consider bringing your carolers to walk through the living areas singing the joys of Christmas to residents. Music is universal in bringing smiles and residents' hearts are touched by music and song.

Centro Hispano of Dane County

Centro Hispano of Dane County's mission is Empowering Youth, Strengthening Families, Engaging the Community. Centro aspires to a vision where Dane County, Wisconsin will be a community where Latino?families can aspire upward, to reach their personal goals and dreams because they feel engaged and strengthened with the tools for success.

Joseph Graffagnino
joey@micentro.org
(608) 255-3018
http://www.micentro.org
8:00 AM-4:00 PM

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help Centro Hispano prepare for the Tres Reyes celebration by helping wrap presents for children. 25 volunteers are needed to come to Centro Hispano (810 W. Badger Rd, Madison) between Monday, December 11 and Friday, December 15 for roughly 3 hours (any time between 8:00 AM-4:00 PM).

Toys and Gifts

Any children's toys (boys and girls), children's games, paper towels, diapers, coffee, large Post-It-Note pads (1 ft.).

Colonial Club Senior Activity Center

The Colonial Club is a non-profit senior activity center where seniors gather to participate in a wide variety of classes, activities, and entertainment programs. In addition, the Colonial Club provides on-site meals, meal delivery to homebound seniors, an adult day center, and case management services.

Kim Peterson
kpeterson@colonialclub.org
(608) 837-4611 x120
http://www.colonialclub.org
7:30 AM-3:00 PM M-Th

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help with holiday decorating of the facility, shoveling snow for homebound seniors, and as substitutes for holiday season meal deliveries.

Toys and Gifts

Small holiday ornaments or other gift items to be used at holiday party, gift cards (gas stations, grocery stores).

Food

Holiday food baskets, microwave popcorn, candy bars or individually packaged treats to use for prizes/gifts at the holiday party.

Clothing and Personal Items

Soap, shampoo, hand lotion, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, laundry detergent, new winter accessories (knit hats, gloves, mittens, scarves).

Holiday Decorations

Holiday themed: paper plates, napkins, tablecloths, wrapping paper, greeting cards, CDs/DVDs, Scotch tape, dry erase markers.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

White copier paper, calculators, stamps, lunch-sized brown paper bags, 3-ring binders, thank you cards, miscellaneous prizes ($5 or less - puzzle books, stationery, beverage mugs).

Community Action Coalition For South Central Wisconsin, Inc.

Community Action Coalition works to develop economic and social capacities of individuals, families and communities to reduce poverty in Dane, Jefferson and Waukesha Counties.

Mallory Swenson
mallorys@cacscw.org
(608) 246-4730 x241
http://www.cacscw.org/
8:00 AM-4:30 PM M-F

Food

Canned food, canned fruit in juice or light syrup, peanut butter, canned chicken or tuna.

Clothing and Personal Items

Toilet paper, paper towels, shampoo, towels, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Small all-in-one printer, new office desks, new refrigerated straight truck.

Community Coordinated Child Care, Inc. (4-C)

Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C) is a non-profit early childhood organization serving families, early childhood professionals and the community. Services include free child care referrals, free play and learn play groups, free developmental screening and education, early childhood training, Young Star consultation, family child care certification and the CACFP Food Program.

Joyce Schneider
joyces@4-c.org
(608) 271-9181
http://www.4-C.org
8:00 AM-4:30 PM M-F

Toys and Gifts

New ethnically diverse baby dolls, turtle finger puppet (http://amzn.to/2xcYzqH), tortoise puppet (http://amzn.to/2hg4dyl), sticky notes (http://amzn.to/2wuVFy6), emotion stones (http://bit.ly/2wESGxZ), basket of babies (http://bit.ly/2wELO3P), composition notebooks (http://bit.ly/2f7dcRu or http://bit.ly/2fhS3bp), books (20 of each title: “No, No, Yes, Yes” by Leslie Patricelli (board book), “On Monday When It Rained” by Cherryl Kachenmeister, “Mean Soup” by Betsy Everitt, “Decibella and Her 6-Inch Voice” by Julia Cook, “Hands Are Not for Hitting” by Martine Agassi Ph.D.).

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Grow lights, new/used garden tools, trowels, gloves, shovels, wheelbarrows, rakes, tarps, chicken feeder, pitch forks.

Community Work Services, Inc.

Community Work Services assists individuals with developmental disabilities to work in the community by providing them with individualized assessment, job development, on the job training, and job retention services. The agency also provides opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities to participate in a variety of recreational activities in the community.

Sarah Cutler
sarahandsharon@cwsmadison.com
(608) 233-0115
http://www.volunteeryourtime.org/agency/detail/?agency_id=43813
8:00 AM-4:30 PM M-F

Toys and Gifts

Gift cards ($5 each: restaurants, Target, Walmart, etc.).

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Shredder oil, gift cards (office supply stores), electric staplers, copy paper, sticky notes, pens, pencils, dry erase markers, 3 ring binders, file folders.

Catholic Charities - Adult Day Center

The Adult Day Center is certified by the Wisconsin Department of Health and is the largest day center in Dane County. Participants attend 1-5 days per week and spend their day socializing and enjoying fun activities. Meanwhile, the Adult Day Center provides a safe environement with professional staff to care for them and their medical needs.

Kaitlin Erdmann
kerdmann@ccmadison.org
(608) 826-8106
http://adultdaycentermadison.org/
7:30 AM–4:30 PM M-F

Holiday Volunteers

A volunteer is needed to be an Activity Assistant. Duties: 1. Escort members to and from activity areas. 2. Engage isolated members in one-on-one interactions and individual activities when appropriate. 3. Socialize with members, initiating and maintaining conversation. 4. Assist with day-to-day operation of the Adult Day Center including greeting members, serving meals, socializing, and encouraging group participation. 5. Assist in the planning and/or facilitation of small and large group activities as comfortable. 6. Inform staff if a member needs physical assistance. Contact the Adult Day Center for more information.

Toys and Gifts

Bingo prizes (Knick knacks, household items, puzzle books), jigsaw puzzles (500-1000 pieces), stuffed animals.

Clothing and Personal Items

Sweatpants (all sizes), soap, shampoo.

Dane County Humane Society

Dane County Humane Society is a private, non-profit, open admission shelter, where 8,000+ companion animals, exotic species, farm animals, small mammals, and orphaned and injured wildlife annually find refuge, healing, and new beginnings. In addition to pet adoptions, DCHS also offers humane education programs, a pet food pantry, dog training classes and more.

Patty Zehl
volunteer@giveshelter.org
(608) 838-0413 x100
http://www.giveshelter.org
12:00 PM-7:00 PM M-T-Th-F, 12:00 PM-5:00 PM Sa-Su, closed W

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to host donation drives for Holiday Wish List items needed by DCHS.

Toys and Gifts

Dog toys (plush, squeaky, durable rubber), Kong Wobbler or Kibble Nibble food dispensing dog toys, cat toys (without catnip), crayons, markers. Donations can be dropped off during business hours.

Food

Paté style canned cat food, Royal Canin Baby Cat canned/dry food, any canned dog food, non-beef hot dogs, soft/chewy dog training treats, Easy Cheese/squeeze cheese, creamy peanut butter, rolled rawhides, larger bully sticks, Kitten Milk Replacer (KMR), wild bird seed. Donations can be dropped off during business hours.

Clothing and Personal Items

Disposable or re-useable long sleeve scrub tops (XL-3X). Donations can be dropped off during business hours.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Quality white copier paper, sticky notes, manila folders, liquid laundry detergent, facial tissue, paper towels, gift cards (Mounds Pet Food Warehouse, Target, Menards, Walmart, Farm and Fleet), Android tablets, latex exam gloves, Feliway diffusers/refills, kitten bottle kits, unscented non-clumping clay litter, Cuddle Discs (used to keep young kittens warm), large bales of aspen wood shavings. Donations can be dropped off during business hours.

Dane County Juvenile Shelter Home

Dane County Juvenile Shelter Home is a temporary living facility for juveniles. The mission is to provide youth in crisis who are in need of a stable environment or temporary home, while instilling accountability, teaching competency skills and ensuring community safety. The Shelter Home can house up to 16 juveniles (8 boys, 8 girls) ages 11-17.

Catherine Arnold
arnold@countyofdane.com
(608) 246-3278
http://www.countyofdane.com/juvenilecourt
9:00 AM-5:00 PM, M-F

Toys and Gifts

Gift cards (small amounts), movies (rated PG), Wii accessories/games, board games, coloring books, colored pencils, LEGO kits, craft supplies, markers, canvases, paint, pastels, glue sticks, watercolor paper (large sizes), sport balls, Frisbees, outdoor games, baseball gloves, playing cards, puzzles, books for teens, air hockey table, art paper, art kits, winter sleds, bike helmets, crayons.

Clothing and Personal Items

Lip balm, body wash, backpacks, duffle bags, undergarments (male, female), socks, luggage, mittens, gloves, hats, scarfs, winter coats, pajamas (all sizes), shampoo, conditioner, lotions, hair accessories, slippers, hair brushes, sweatshirts, sweatpants, personal size blankets, gardening gloves.

Domestic Abuse Intervention Services

Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS) believes that a world free from violence is possible. DAIS works to make Dane County, WI, a safer, more just, and equitable place for people who have experienced domestic violence, their children, and the people who love them.

Alyssa Theder
alyssat@abuseintervention.org
(608) 709-5393
http://www.abuseintervention.org
8:30 AM-3:30 PM M-W

Food

Crackers, fruit snacks.

Clothing and Personal Items

Body wash, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, towels, underwear (women's, men's), women's pajamas (size XL-4X), Diapers (size 4,5,6), baby wipes, Black hair care products.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Comforters (Twin), forks, spoons, cereal bowls (plastic), can openers, Ziploc bags, gift cards ($15-$20 each: gas stations), gift cards ($50 each: Walmart, HyVee, Target, Woodman's).

East Madison Community Center

The East Madison Community Center (EMCC) has been established to promote educational, recreational, and community activities for all citizens in its service area. EMCC strives to enhance the opportunities of as many individuals and groups as possible, with the assistance of public and private funds, and with the support of paid and volunteer staff.

De'Kendrea Stamps
dstamps@eastmadisoncc.org
(608) 249-0861
http://www.eastmadisoncc.org
9:00 AM-4:00 PM M-Th, 9:00 AM-2:00 PM F

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to work in the Food Pantry during the holidays on Tuesdays 10:00 AM-2:00 PM.

Toys and Gifts

Multicultural children's and young adult fiction/non-fiction, puzzles, board games, dolls/action figures, alarm clocks, fidget spinners, gel pens, colored pencils, markers, Popsocket selfie stand.

Food

60 hams, 125 cans of green beans, 60 bags of stuffing mix, white/brown rice, peanut butter, tuna, canned salmon, canned/dried fruit, pasta, soups, cereal, seasonings (salt, pepper, thyme, basil, Lawry's seasoned salt, etc.).

Clothing and Personal Items

Diapers (infant, toddler, adult), hats, gloves/mittens, socks, pajamas, slippers, children's winter coats, children's winter boots, feminine hygiene items, lotion, ethnic hair care items, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant/antiperspirant, body wash, umbrellas.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Projector, round plastic folding tables (48"-60").

East Madison/Monona Coalition of the Aging

The East Madison Monona Coalition of the Aging (EMMCA) empowers older adults to maintain their health, safety and independence by providing programs and services. These include: case management, senior nutrition sites, and the home chore volunteer program.

David Wilson
davidw@emmca.org
(608) 210-6905
http://www.emmca.org
8:00 AM-4:00 PM M-F

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to shovel snow. EMMCA needs healthy volunteers to connect with seniors in the Madison/Monona area who cannot shovel their own sidewalks. Volunteers are paired with seniors close to them and help clear their walkways after heavy snowfalls. Volunteers are also needed to be Holiday Musicians. EMMCA's adult day center is looking for musicians to play mini concerts to entertain a small group (less than 10) of adults with dementia.

Toys and Gifts

Gift cards (grocery stores, Amazon, Target, etc.), Badger Cab vouchers, greeting cards (get well, thank you, sympathy), Mp3 players, watercolor paper, travel DVDs, headphones, big calendars (Council of the Blind).

Food

Non-perishable food gift baskets, chocolate candy.

Clothing and Personal Items

Household cleaning products, kitchen towels.

Holiday Decorations

Holiday themed: table cloths, paper plates, napkins, centerpieces, greeting cards.

Empty Stocking Club

The Empty Stocking Club, the charitable arm of the Wisconsin State Journal, has a mission to provide new toys for children during the holidays and has been distributing toys in the Dane County area since 1918. Since 2014, United Way has been a partner to provide gifts to teens.

Rhonda Reese
emptystockingclub@gmail.com
http://bit.ly/2km6EnS

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to run the 2017 Toy Giveaway on December 11-13 at the Alliant Energy Center (1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison). Hours: December 11 from 8:00 AM-6:00 PM, December 12 from 7:30 AM-6:00 PM, December 13 from 7:30 AM-8:00 PM. Sign up for a shift on the website. Volunteers are also needed to coordinate Teen Gift Drives for new, unwrapped gifts and gift cards for teens who would not otherwise get a gift this holiday season. Donations can be dropped off December 6-7 from 8:00 AM-4:30 PM at United Way of Dane County (2059 Atwood Ave, Madison). For information on Teen Gift Drives, call United Way, (608) 246-4380.

Gilda's Club Madison

Gilda's Club Madison creates a community of free emotional support, cancer education, and hope for children and adults with any cancer diagnosis and those who care for them. The Club currently serves more than 3,000 members.

Jolene Rudisill
jolene@gildasclubmadison.org
(608) 828-8880
http://www.gildasclubmadison.org
9:00 AM-5:00 PM M-Th, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM F

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to be Guest Cooking Groups, 4-6 people who can create and provide healthy, balanced and nutritious meals for 70-90 people at Family Night Dinner on Tuesdays from 4:00 PM-6:30 PM. Dates available: November 28, December 5, 12, 19, and January 2, 9, 23, 30.

Food

Gift cards (Amazon, Pick 'n Save, Hy-Vee, Metcalfe's, Costco, Sam's Club, etc.), paper towels, paper plates, paper napkins, plastic food prep gloves, plastic food wrap, aluminum foil, tissues, unscented hand soap, toilet paper, Ziploc bags (all sizes). See the Gilda's Club Amazon Wish List for more ideas.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

8.5"x11" white multi-purpose paper (20#), 8.5"x11" white cardstock copy paper, 8.5"x11" white glossy or photo paper, manila 1/3 cut file folders (3 tab), large presentation notepads, Post-it Notes, Pilot G-2 pens, black Sharpie markers. See our Amazon Wish List for more ideas.

Goodman Community Center

The Goodman Community Center strengthens lives and secures futures by engaging the community in a nourishing, educational and welcoming environment. Programs include pre-K, 4K, elementary, middle, and high school afterschool, teen employment, senior meals and activities, food pantry, and a fitness center.

Barb Irvin
barb@goodmancenter.org
(608) 204-8016
http://www.goodmancenter.org
9:00 AM-5:00 PM M-F

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help provide over 3,600 families everything they need to cook Thanksgiving dinner in their homes. Make a difference by volunteering at food drives between November 3-19 at Hy-Vee on East Washington, Festival Foods, Metro Market and the Monona Pick 'n Save. Details on Goodman Community Center website.

Toys and Gifts

Gift items for children and families. Call starting November 14 to be paired with a specific wish. Items always needed include dolls, LEGO sets, footballs, rubber bouncy balls, movie passes to Marcus Theatres, gift cards (Visa/MasterCard, Walgreens, Walmart, Woodman’s, Target, gas stations).

Food

Frozen turkeys, canned vegetables, canned fruit, gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing, macaroni and cheese, canned broth, aluminum roaster pans. Food donations accepted November 15-20.

Clothing and Personal Items

Children’s winter boots (all sizes), children's underwear (size 4-10), laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Reusable grocery bags, cell phone chargers (all types).

Grace Food Pantry

The Grace Church Food Pantry has been a welcoming place for the hungry on the Capitol Square for over thirty years.

Vikki Enright
togracechurchpantry@gmail.com
(608) 255-5147
http://www.gracechurchmadison.org
9:00 AM-3:00 PM M-Th, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM F

Food

Non-perishable food.

Clothing and Personal Items

Personal essentials (shampoo, conditioner, etc.), feminine hygiene products, diapers.

Habitat for Humanity of Dane County

Habitat for Humanity of Dane County builds and rehabilitates simple, decent homes with the help of our partner families to provide affordable housing. Habitat partner families provide labor and make monthly mortgage payments on their homes at a 0% interest rate.

Tara Wilhelmi
twilhelmi@habitatdane.org
(608) 255-1549 x106
http://www.habitatdane.org
8:30 AM-5:00 PM M-F

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Walk behind sickle or weed cutting mowers (2), VariDesk PRO36 standing desk, in-kind printing donation for Habitat for Humanity/housing-themed coloring books, coloring supplies.

Hancock Center for Dance/Movement Therapy

Hancock Center provides dance/movement therapy services to people of all ages and abilities. Programs include the Violence Prevention Program in Madison area schools, individual and group therapy for adults and children and creative movement groups for adults with developmental challenges. Workshops and trainings are also offered.

Dori Weigel
dori@hancockcenter.net
(608) 251-0908 x10
http://www.hancockcenter.net
9:00 AM-5:00 PM M-F

Toys and Gifts

Multicultural dolls, African American 18" dolls, non-denominational gift wrapping paper, non-denominational cards, blank thank you cards.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Washable markers, drawing paper, iPads, iPod docks, yoga supplies (mats, blocks, bolsters), physio balls of various sizes, hula hoops, gift cards (CDs and music).

Heartland Farm Sanctuary

Heartland Farm Sanctuary is dedicated to helping homeless farm animals in Wisconsin, and building connections between animals and vulnerable youth. Heartland was created to provide a safe, peaceful environment where youth and farm animals can come together to heal, grow and have fun.

Jamie Monroe
jamie.monroe@heartlandfarmsanctuary.org
(920) 328-8280
http://www.heartlandfarmsanctuary.org
9:00 AM-7:00 PM M-F

Toys and Gifts

Animal supply gift cards (Mounds, Farm and Fleet, Oregon Farm Center).

Food

Peanut butter, sliced bread.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Wall-mounted hay feeders for goats/sheep, Marth brand animal bedding (pine shavings), vet care gift cards (Country View Vet, UW Vet Med), large storage tubs with lids, 55-gallon garbage bags, building supply gift cards (Home Depot, Menards), Doc Bronners soap, paper towels, Kleenex, latex-free disposable gloves, Forever stamps, white printer paper, black/color ink cartridges (HP Office Jet Pro 8710, HP Office Jet Pro 8600), office supply gift cards (Staples, Office Depot, Office Max), mealworms, straw, hay.

Independent Living, Inc.

Independent Living, Inc. is a local non-profit that works with older and disabled adults to help them manage their independence.

Addie Endreson
volunteer@independentlivinginc.org
(608) 268-9641
http://www.independentlivinginc.org
8:00 AM-4:30 PM M-F

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to deliver hot, nutritious meals to older adults on Thanksgiving Day. Great opportunity for families or individual volunteers. Pick up meals at 11:00 AM at the Gardens Retirement Community, 602 N. Segoe Rd, Madison. The delivery route only takes an hour. Volunteers are also needed to shovel snow for seniors throughout the winter.

Toys and Gifts

Puzzles, classic movies, Wii animated golf game, iPods, card making supplies, construction paper, pet toys/treats, wet and dry pet food, leashes, $10 gas cards, gift cards (Barnes & Noble, Mounds, Home Depot/Menards), gardening equipment, rakes, snow shovels, Swiffer products, wet and dry pads with the attachment, all-purpose cleaners, disinfectant wipes, paper towels, Windex, buckets, brooms, dust pans, and sponges.

Food

Diabetic candy, gingerbread houses.

Clothing and Personal Items

Scarves, hats, gloves, blankets, shower gel, lotions, hand soaps.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Large insulated bags, large reusable grocery bags, paper cutters, stamps, copy paper, printers, flat screen 32” TV monitor, TVs, high-efficiency washer and dryer, physician’s stool, copy machine, CD player, TN360 ink toner.

Ingleside Manor

Ingleside Manor is a non-profit community based facility providing nursing and rehabilitation services, as well as a Residential Care Apartment Complex. The Manor offers a restful, small-town atmosphere, quality nursing care, nutritious and appealing meals, exceptional cleanliness, interesting and challenging activities and a pleasant location.

Stephanie Brady
sbrady@carriagehealthcare.com
(608) 437-5511 x117
http://www.inglesidehealthcare.org
8:30 AM-5:00 PM M-F

Clothing and Personal Items

Toiletries (lotion, body wash, body spray, after shave), essential oils, relaxation/stress free room sprays, ankle and hand weights (1, 2, 3, 5 lbs.).

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

100-300 piece puzzles, craft supplies (acrylic paints, flat 8.5”x11” canvases, paint brushes, 5”x7” picture frames), bubbles, iPod shuffles, portable CD players, CDs (country western, relaxation, big band, classical), gift cards (iTunes), large print crossword books, word search books.

Jewish Social Services of Madison

Jewish Social Services (JSS) is a non-profit organization that supports and empowers Dane County families and residents who are struggling. JSS offers services in the areas of short-term advocacy, long-term case management and immigration services, including refugee resettlement. JSS serves people of all ages and backgrounds.

Paul Borowsky
paul@jssmadison.org
(608) 442-4083
http://www.jssmadison.org
9:00 AM-5:00 PM M-F

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to pick up an electric menorah for Hanukkah and deliver it before December 13 to people living in various long-term care facilities in Dane County, then collect the menorah after December 20. Residents love when they receive an additional visit during Hanukkah. This is a very family friendly opportunity. Up to 40 people needed.

Toys and Gifts

Gift cards (department stores, grocery stores, drug stores, gas stations).

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

A minivan (or vehicle that holds 7-8 people), working laptops and docking stations (3), stackable chairs (6), comfortable chairs for a meeting room (2-4).

Lussier Community Education Center

The Lussier Community Education Center serves
families on Madison’s west side by building
community, creating opportunity and enriching
education.

Cristina Johnson
cristina@lcecmadison.org
(608) 833-4979 x224
http://www.lcecmadison.org
8:30 AM-5:00 PM M-F

Toys and Gifts

Small children’s toys, educational games (K-5th grade), electronic games for high school students, pool cues, movie passes, gift cards (bowling, laser tag, local businesses, grocery stores), bus passes. Individuals are also needed to sponsor gifts and household items for families who register
for the center’s Holiday Gift Program. Call the center to sponsor a child this holiday season!

Food

Hearty soups, spaghetti, pasta sauce, canned fruit and vegetables, tuna and other canned meats, beans, juice, peanut butter, jelly.

Clothing and Personal Items

Diapers, toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes, paper towels, feminine products.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Copier paper, flash drives (1+ GB), dry erase markers, batteries, headphones.

Madison Area Food Pantry Gardens

Madison Area Food Pantry Gardens (MAFPG) is a local non-profit volunteer organization helping feed the needy in the Madison area. MAFPG plants, grows and provides area food pantries with fresh, nutritious first choice vegetables resulting in more than 100,000 pounds of fresh produce delivered each year to food pantries.

Thomas Parslow
thomasparslow@foodpantrygardens.org
(608) 577-6685
http://www.foodpantrygardens.org
8:00 AM-12:00 PM M-F

Toys and Gifts

Gift cards (gas stations).

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Gently used rototiller, hoes, air compressor.

Make-A-Wish Wisconsin

Make-A-Wish Wisconsin grants the wishes of Wisconsin children battling life-threatening medical conditions, bringing them hope, strength and joy.

Christy Ehlert
cehlert@wisconsin.wish.org
(608) 252-4323
http://www.wisconsin.wish.org
9:00 AM-5:00 PM M-F

Toys and Gifts

Gift cards (Target, Walmart, Toys R' Us, Amazon, Best Buy, Bath and Body Works), children's books, board games, travel games, Disney related toys/plush dolls, Barbies, LEGOS, Star Wars toys, sports-related gifts (Packers, Badgers, Brewers, Bucks), crayons, markers, colored pencils, craft kits, Nerf toys, outdoor toys, teen gifts, beach towels, writing journals, dolls. All toys should be new and unwrapped.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Copy paper, large binders, Kleenex, pens, highlighters, Post-It-Notes, staples, staplers, Scotch tape, packaging tape, mailing labels, envelopes, file folders.

Madison-area Urban Ministry

Madison-area Urban Ministry (MUM) provides reentry support for adults returning to the community after a period of incarceration. MUM also supports youth and families impacted by parental incarceration.

Shawna Lutzow
shawna@emum.org
(608) 256-0906 x306
http://www.emum.org
9:00 AM-9:00 PM M-F

Toys and Gifts

Dolls of color, action figures of color, footballs, basketballs, American Girl dolls of color, board games, $20 gift cards (Target, Visa, NOT Walmart), toys for toddlers, art making kits, jewelry making kits, watches, purses.

Holiday Decorations

Holiday themed: wrapping paper, tissue paper, gift bags, bows, to/from tags, string lights, décor, table cloths.

Madison Senior Center

The Madison Senior Center (MSC) is a full service senior center serving Madison area adults 55+. MSC offers classes, programs and activities that address the physical, psychological and social dimensions of an active, older adult. 6,000 Madison area seniors use the center on a yearly basis.

John Weichelt
jweichelt@cityofmadison.com
(608) 266-6581
http://www.madisonseniorcenter.org
8:30 AM-4:00 PM M-F

Holiday Decorations

Holiday themed: cards with envelopes, wreaths, string lights, red or white ornaments, tea cups with matching saucers.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

iPads, Kindles, eReaders, digital LCD projector, new table tennis paddles, foldable flat bed, hand cart, HD flat screen TV (HDMI inputs, minimum of 42"), HD flat screen TV (RCA inputs, between 24"-30"), HD computer monitors (minimum of 24").

Madison Children's Museum

Madison Children’s Museum connects children with their families, their communities, and the world beyond through discovery learning and creative play.

Joseph Bazler
jbazler@madisonchildrensmuseum.org
(608) 354-0552
http://www.madisonchildrensmuseum.org
9:30 AM-5:00 PM M-Su

Toys and Gifts

Magic markers, activity paint/finger paint, art supplies, thread, fabric and sewing supplies, poly stuffing, leather, leather stamps, scrapbooking materials (ink pads, embellishments and decorative papers, paper shape punches, rubber stamps, colored pencils), clay tools and supplies, electric pottery wheel, kids puzzles, cultural instruments, children’s books.

Clothing and Personal Items

100% wool sweaters, occupation costumes (police, fire, race car driver), coats, wraps, footwear, and accessories from many cultures, countries, and climates.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

AED, mini van, sewing machine, pinball machine (working), inflatable outdoor movie screen, industrial shelving, laptop, flat screen monitors, computer speakers, manual typewriters (good condition), juicer, air-press coffee, pots (large, 2-liter), food dehydrator, hand-crank ice cream maker, serving platters/plates, large and small serving bowls, serving utensils (tongs, sharp knives, ladle, wooden spoons, etc.), stackable glass and plastic storage containers with lids, fossil and rock collections.

Madison Area Rehabilitation Centers

Madison Area Rehabilitation Centers’ (MARC's) mission is to enhance the quality of life for individuals with significant disabilities. MARC is the largest provider of employment & day services for adults with significant intellectual disabilities in Dane County. MARC provides Individualized employment support, education and training opportunities and personal care services.

Suzanne Hanson
sahanson2@marc-inc.org
(608) 223-9100 x26
http://www.marc-inc.org
7:30 AM-3:30 PM M-F

Toys and Gifts

Gift cards (Walmart, Bowl-a-Vard, Palace Cinema,
Middleton Sport Bowl, Target, Kohl's, Amazon, gas stations).

Food

Gift cards (Miller and Sons, Schubert’s (Mt Horeb), Perkins, Culvers, Wal-Mart, Hy-Vee).

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

View Sonic projector WXGA HDMi or XGA HDMi models,
Wii with games and 4 controllers, glider rockers with vinyl upholstery (1-2), recliner with vinyl upholstery (1), rocker/recliner with vinyl upholstery (1), nature DVDs, bingo game with tumbler, sensory room objects, craft kits and supplies, construction paper, washable markers, 6 Smart TVs (30"-42"), craft paints, modeling clay, beads/beading cord, latchwork kits with printed canvases, outdoor basketball hoop, 2 picnic tables (all-weather), board games, card games (fun, educational), canvas panels 8"X10", blankets, bedding (twin extra long), pillows/pillow cases, books (educational), paint brushes, assortment of stamps, ink pads (single colors), sensory smell kits, floor fan.

March of Dimes

The March of Dimes works to help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. From polio to prematurity, the March of Dimes has focused on researching the problems that threaten our children and finding ways to prevent them.

Ashley Mucek
amucek@marchofdimes.org
(608) 729-7802
http://www.marchofdimes.org
8:30 AM-3:00 PM M-Th

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help write and personalize hand written holiday/New Year cards for families touched by prematurity and the volunteers that work with the March of Dimes. Volunteers are also needed to wrap presents on Thursday, December 14, from 10:30 AM-2:30 PM.

Toys and Gifts

Toys for young children (books, games, coloring activities, puzzles, holiday crafts, items easy to take around the hospital while visiting with family in the NICU).

Clothing and Personal Items

Preemie/newborn supplies (blankets, diapers, bibs, hats, booties/socks, gloves, clothing), lotions, hand sanitizer, lip balm, care packages (daily necessities), gift cards for families traveling to the NICU (food, coffee, gas, convenience stores).

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Dark Chocolate Hershey Kisses, Milk Chocolate Hershey Kisses, clear plastic baggies (snack size), printer paper, sharpies, dry erase boards, name tags, card stock paper, 14 frames for our History of March of Dimes posters (32"x24" poster frames).

McFarland Youth Center

The McFarland Youth Center is a community-based organization committed to middle school aged youth, families and community by providing a safe recreational and educational environment. By incorporating adult-supervised, youth oriented activities, the McFarland Youth Center promotes positive relationships by building and fostering developmental assets.

Megan Beckler
mcfarlandyouthcenter@gmail.com
(608) 838-3839
http://www.mcfarlandyouthcenter.org
3:00 PM-6:00 PM M-F

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to organize materials and clean carpets at the McFarland Youth Center.

Toys and Gifts

Used video game equipment/games, bean bag chairs, board games (Monopoly, Clue), teen furniture, paint, glue sticks, canvases for art work, paint brushes, plain white t-shirts, tye-dye materials, fabric paint.

Food

Granola bars, Cheez-Its, crackers, Mac and Cheese, oatmeal, yogurt, Ramen noodles, Gold Fish crackers, popcorn.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Printer ink (HP Desk-jet 3632), paper towels, plastic gloves, batteries (AA, AAA), Clorox wipes/spray, dish soap, hand soap, printer paper, card stock paper, Windex, gift cards (grocery stores).

Middleton Outreach Ministry

Middleton Outreach Ministry (MOM) leads a community-wide effort to prevent homelessness and end hunger for people throughout Middleton, West Madison and Cross Plains. MOM provides free food, clothing, housing assistance, emergency financial assistance, and special services for seniors.

Joan McGovern
joan@momhelps.org
(608) 836-7338
http://www.momhelps.org
9:00 AM-4:30 PM M-F

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to write birthday cards for senior citizen clients and include the postage. Group Volunteers are needed to: (a) Put up holiday decorations in the Food Pantry in mid-to-late November? (b) Clean the Food Pantry after it closes on Friday, December 1, from 1:00 PM-3:00 PM? (c) Help the artists unload and set up on Friday, December 1 from 3:00 PM-6:00 PM or Saturday, December 2 from 8:00 AM-10:00 AM? (d) Prepare the Food Pantry on Sunday, December 3 from 4:00 PM-6:30 PM to reopen for client shopping the next morning? and (e) Remove the Holiday decorations in the Food Pantry, late December or early January. There also will be many volunteer opportunities during the event, Creating for a Cause: Holiday Art Fair (at the Food Pantry on December 2-3). To see what volunteer positions are available at the event and to sign up, go to www.volunteer.momhelps.org.

Toys and Gifts

Gift cards (gasoline, grocery stores, drug stores), Senior Citizen Kits items (personal health care items, snacks, small packets of cookies, crossword puzzles, pens, stamps, stationary, teas, coffees, hot chocolate, gift certificates, etc.), Personal Care Kit items (individual items or assembled into Personal Care kits), Holiday Baking Kits (cookie mix, cutters, frosting, etc.). These donations should be brought to the MOM Distribution Center (3502 Parmenter St., Middleton, behind office), except for Senior Citizen Kits and gift cards, which should be brought to the MOM Main Office (3502 Parmenter St., Middleton). Purchase gifts for a family through the Sharing Christmas Program. Visit www.sharingchristmas.momhelps.org for more information.

Food

Baking mixes, condiments, dry beans, prepared meals, nut butters, jelly, canned meats, spice kits/flavors from around the world (e.g. Asian spices, Indian spices, Italian spices, Mexican spices, Thanksgiving spice kits, etc.), salt, pepper, cooking oil. Food donations to be brought to the MOM Distribution Center (3502 Parmenter St, Middleton, behind office).

Clothing and Personal Items

Gently used (and clean) winter clothing, bed linens (all sizes), blankets, comforters, diapers (adult larger sizes particularly), new socks, new underwear (especially plus sizes), toilet paper, paper towels, personal care items (shampoo, deodorant, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shaving cream, laundry detergent), cloth bags/kits/wrapped in ribbon, including pjs for all sizes (kids, adults), soap, washcloths, toothbrushes, toothpaste, bra/panty kits,
men's boxers, men's socks, slippers, men's shirts, ties, socks (all ages/genders). Clothing and personal item donations to be brought to the MOM Distribution Center (3502 Parmenter St, Middleton, behind office).

Middleton Youth Center

The Middleton Youth Center is a free daily after school and 8-week summer program for 5th-8th grade students that integrates academic assistance, enrichment activities, community service and leadership development.

Gabrielle Hinahara
middletonyouthcenter@ci.middleton.wi.us
(608) 821-8363
http://cityofmiddleton.us/youthcenter
1:00 PM-6:00 PM M-F

Toys and Gifts

Sports equipment, academic games, school supplies, art supplies.

Food

Holiday desserts, after school snack foods.

Clothing and Personal Items

Winter accessories for middle school students (hats, gloves, scarves).

Holiday Decorations

Art supplies, construction paper, markers, crayons, cardstock, patterned scrapbooking paper, stickers.

Mobility Training and Independent Living Programs, Inc.

Mobility Training and Independent Living Program, Inc. is a private, non-profit corporation providing quality services to adults with developmental disabilities in Dane County since 1995.

Taneil Boerner
taneil@mtilp.net
(608) 288-8663
http://www.mtilp.net
8:30 AM-3:30 PM T-F

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed 1:00 PM-2:00 PM M-F to provide holiday entertainment for clients at the day center such as carolers, singers and musicians.

Toys and Gifts

Board games, large piece wooden puzzles, big print/picture books, handheld back massager, CD players, bird feeders, stuffed animals, light up/music baby/toddler toys.

Clothing and Personal Items

Backpacks, lap blankets, adult size slippers, hats, mittens, scarves, socks, hair accessories, hair brushes/combs, lotions, body sprays.

Holiday Decorations

Holiday themed: wrapping paper, string lights, plastic table cloths.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Wisconsin

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Wisconsin is a grassroots organization that provides mental health advocacy, education, support and public awareness.

Nate Schorr
nami@namiwisconsin.org
(608) 268-6000
http://www.namiwisconsin.org
8:00 AM-4:00 PM M-F

Food

Bottled water, canned soda, non-perishable snacks (granola bars, Chex mix, candy, etc.), sugar-free hard candy.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Flash drives, batteries, folding (portable) chairs, laminator & pouches, cleaning supplies, printer paper (three hole punch & regular), gift cards ($10 or $20 from Target, Walmart).

National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin

The National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin, founded by patients, family members, and medical professionals in 1968, is committed to helping people affected by kidney disease and their families.

Cindy Huber
info@kidneywi.org
(800) 543-6393
http://www.kidneywi.org
8:00 AM-5:00 PM M-F

Toys and Gifts

Books (children, adult), games that can be done from a chair, gift cards, puzzles, coloring books (children, adult), crayons, markers, colored pencils. Donation Drive on November 9, 6:45 AM-5:00 PM at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4402 E. Washington Ave, Madison. Contact for additional collection dates.

Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development

Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development works to bring about hope, transformation, and justice by cultivating character, leadership and economic development for African American families through culturally grounded programs.

Rich Henderson
rhenderson@nehemiah.org
(608) 257-2453 x230
http://www.nehemiah.org
8:30 AM-4:30 PM M-Th, 8:30 AM-12:00 PM F

Toys and Gifts

Educational toys (ages 3-10), strategy games (all ages), math and word games (ages 5-12), Afro-centric children's books, gift cards for kids (toy stores, bookstores).

Food

Gift cards (grocery stores).

Clothing and Personal Items

Personal essentials (toiletries, hygiene products, toilet tissue, diapers, etc.), men's winter coats (L, XL), men's steel toe work boots (sizes 8-13).

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Bus passes.

Neighborhood House Community Center

Neighborhood House Community Center provides high quality programming and social services that facilitate the growth of a diverse, responsible and welcoming community. Neighborhood House is home to 35+ groups that rent space, along with community members who participate in programs such as summer camp, collegiate mentoring, senior fitness, writing classes and more.

Nikki Novoselsky
nikki@neighborhoodhousemadison.org
(608) 255-5337
http://www.neighborhoodhousemadison.org
9:00 AM-6:00 PM M-F

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help sort, collect and organize all holiday donations. Volunteers are welcome any time during the holiday season between 10:00 AM-6:00 PM M-F.

Toys and Gifts

Lightly used/new toys and games (any age).

Clothing and Personal Items

Warm winter wear (coats, hats, gloves, scarves, boots, etc.).

North/Eastside Senior Coalition

The North/Eastside Senior Coalition was established to enhance the quality of life for all senior adults by providing programs, advocacy and resources to assist them to remain independent, active and influential in Madison’s North and Eastside community.

Larry Jolón
ljolon@nescoinc.org
(608) 243-5252 x204
http://nescoinc.org
8:00 AM-4:30 PM M-F

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed on Thanksgiving Day to deliver Thanksgiving dinners for home bound senior adults (vehicle needed), and for light winter cleaning and snow shoveling for seniors around the North/Eastside.

Toys and Gifts

Gift cards (grocery stores, Walgreen's), bus passes, cab vouchers, disinfecting wipes, bird seed, holiday gift items for senior adults.

Food

Bags of holiday candy, canned goods for Thanksgiving.

Holiday Decorations

Holiday themed: napkins, dessert plates.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Gel pens, water color pencils.

Oak Park Place

Oak Park Place is a senior living facility that offers care to residents in Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing.

Annalise Doyle
adoyle@oakparkplace.com
(608) 395-2490
http://www.oakparkplace.com
8:00 AM-4:30 PM M-F

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to assist with decorating for the holidays on Tuesday, November 21 (up to 5 people), Wednesday, November 22 (up to 5 people), Friday, November 24 (up to 5 people) and Monday, November 27 (up to 25 people).

Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Olbrich Botanical Gardens is home to 16 acres of outdoor gardens, a tropical conservatory and year-round educational opportunities. The joy, diversity and beauty of plants is shared by over 300,000 visitors annually.

Marty Petillo
mpetillo@cityofmadison.com
(608) 246-5807
http://www.olbrich.org
9:00 AM-4:00 PM M-F

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to welcome visitors and host the Holiday Café at Olbrich's Holiday Flower and Train Show, December 2-31.

OutReach LGBTQ Community Center

OutReach LGBTQ Community Center is a non-profit social support community center for people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer. OutReach has over 20 social/support groups, peer counseling, a cyber center, a lending library, a community meeting room, services for LGBT seniors, a speakers bureau and more.

Angie Rehling
angier@lgbtoutreach.org
(608) 255-8582
http://www.lgbtoutreach.org
12:00 PM-7:00 PM M-F

Toys and Gifts

Board and/or card games, gaming systems (Xbox, PlayStation, Wii) and games to match the gaming system. LGBTQ themed books, especially books that focus on transgender, bisexual, & non-binary issues, coming out, intersectionality (race, religion, disability, etc.), movies (DVD or Blu-ray) that are centered around LGBTQ people.

Holiday Decorations

All holiday decorations in good condition.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Office supplies (pens, markers, highlighters, black/colored Sharpie markers, coloring markers, staplers, etc.), office chairs (good condition), computers, monitors, computer mice, computer speakers, small office/desk computer printers, colored/white office printer paper, manila folders (8.5"x11”, 11"x17”), colored filing folders, small/medium 3-ring binders, 3-ring binder dividers, folders, lamps/lampshades (good condition), paper plates, cups, napkins.

Operation Fresh Start

Operation Fresh Start has provided comprehensive employment and training services to over 8,000 youth and adults in Dane County, Wisconsin since 1970. Operation Fresh Start's mission it to provide disconnected youth a path to self-sufficiency.

Jill Pfeiffer
jpfeiffer@operationfreshstart.org
(608) 444-8095
http://www.operationfreshstart.org
7:30 AM-5:00 PM M-F

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help stick address labels on postcards on Thursday, December 14, 9:00 AM-11:00 AM (4 people).

Clothing and Personal Items

Work Boots, really warm gloves.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Van for a Youth Crew, car for taking youth to appointments.

Porchlight, Inc.

Porchlight is the largest non-profit supplier of low-cost housing in Dane County. Porchlight is comprised of an emergency shelter for men, as well as housing and services for men, women and children, veterans and adults in recovery from alcohol and/or drug addictions.

Jessica Mathis
jmathis@porchlightinc.org
(608) 257-2534 x20
http://www.porchlightinc.org
9:00 AM-5:00 PM M-F

Clothing and Personal Items

Shampoo, conditioner, body wash/soap, lotion, sunscreen, toothbrushes, toothpaste, feminine products, deodorant (men, women), razors, shaving cream, bleach, toilet cleaner, floor cleaner, laundry baskets, brooms, dust pans, mops, buckets, laundry detergent, dish soap, multi-purpose spray/wipes, paper towels, toilet paper, pots, pans, silverware, cooking utensils, food storage containers, dishes (bowls, plates, cups), laundered household items (blankets, pillows, pillowcases, sheets, bath towels, washcloths, kitchen towels, mattress protectors). NO CLOTHING DONATIONS, PLEASE.

Positive Women for Change

Positive Women for Change (PW4C) connects participants to community resources and educates them in financial and life skills, utilizing a peer coaching curriculum that fosters positive behavior change.

Kia Stearn
kia.pw4c@gmail.com
(608) 622-9351
http://www.positivewomenforchange.org
6:00 AM-8:00 AM & 4:30 PM-8:00 PM M-F, 12:00 PM-8:00 PM Sa-Su

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to: (a) assist with events; (b) assist with social media marketing; (c) provide general administrative assistance (couple hours per week/month); (b) find interns; (c) design program literature; (d) provide technology assistance to administrative volunteer staff.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Cab vouchers, certificate of completion document creation, self-care baskets for women (age groups: 25-35, 35-45, 45-55).

Pregnancy Helpline of Madison

The mission of Pregnancy Helpline Inc. is to provide life-affirming compassionate care; giving accurate information, material support and community referrals to women and their families before, during and after pregnancy.

James Kolonko
jkolonko@wisc.edu
(608) 509-2006
http://www.pregnancyhelpline.net
9:00 AM-8:00 PM M-F, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM Sa

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to assist in sorting received donations to Pregnancy Helpline's Sharing Center, located within the Catholic Multicultural Center (1862 Beld St, Madison) Dates and times to help: Saturday, November 18 from 1:00 PM-5:00 PM; Monday, November 20 from 7:00 PM-8:30 PM; Saturday, December 2 from 1:00 PM-5:00 PM; Monday, December 4 from 7:00 PM-8:30 PM; Saturday, December 9 from 1:00 PM-5:00 PM; Monday, December 11 from 7:00 PM-8:30 PM; and Saturday, December 16 from 1:00 PM-5:00 PM. Volunteers do not need to stay the entire time and these opportunities are open to people of all ages.

Clothing and Personal Items

Diapers, children's clothing (five years old & younger), bottles, maternity clothes, children's toys, children's books.

Rape Crisis Center

Rape Crisis Center provides services to survivors of all forms of sexual violence, along with their family and friends. These services are provided free of charge and include crisis intervention and support via a 24-hour Helpline, short-term counseling, support groups, medical and legal advocacy and accompaniment, community education and outreach.

Evelyn Henn
info@thercc.org
(608) 251-5126 x10
http://www.thercc.org
9:00 AM-5:00 PM M-F

Toys and Gifts

Fidget toys, skinny markers, scented/perfumed lotions, kinetic sand (10), colored cardstock, essential oils, clear Elmer's glue, glitter/sequins, Gorilla glue, books (one copy each: "The Self-Esteem Workbook for Teens" by Lisa M. Schab, "The Body Image Workbook for Teens" by Julia V. Taylor, "The Gender Quest Workbook: A Guide for Teens and Young Adults Exploring Gender Identity" by Deborah Coolhart, "Be Mindful Card Deck for Teens" by Gina M. Biegel).

Reach Dane Head Start

Reach Dane provides Head Start and Early Head Start programming in Dane and Green Counties. Reach Dane has 17 sites that serve over 1,000 children between the ages of 0-5 years. Reach Dane changes the lives of underserved children and families though education and supportive services.

Ashley Jansen
ajansen@reachdane.org
(608) 225-3296
http://www.dcpcinc.org
8:00 AM-4:00 PM M-Th

Toys and Gifts

Infant educational toys, infant books, toddler educational toys, toddler books, preschool aged children's educational toys, preschool aged children's books. All educational toys and books can be dropped off at the Reach Dane Madison location (2096 Red Arrow Trail, Madison).

RISE Wisconsin, Inc.

RISE (formerly the Center for Families and Community Partnerships) provides early childhood education, home visiting and mental health services to children, adolescents, young adults and families.

Julie Sheldon
julie.sheldon@risewisconsin.org
(608) 729-1142
http://www.risewisconsin.org
9:00 AM-5:00 PM M-F

Toys and Gifts

LEGO kits (small), new or gently used board books (bilingual English/Spanish a bonus), current Disney/Pixar movies and cartoon episodes, art supplies and kits, bath/water toys, Crayola watercolors, non-toxic tempera paint, basketballs.

Clothing and Personal Items

"Diapers, pull-ups, baby wipes, baby formula, costumes/dress-up clothes, new children’s underwear (preschool-teens), new children's socks (preschool-teens),
pajamas (size 10-16), children's gym shorts, changing pads,
boppy pillows, hair care supplies, safety proofing supplies, Pack-n-Plays, alarm clocks, backpacks, luggage.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Business sponsorship/donation of meals for parent education groups, personal first aid kits, gift cards (gas stations, resources for parents), batteries (AA, AAA), calendars (wall hanging).

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Madison

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Madison is a locally funded and operated non-profit organization that provides a "home away from home" for families whose children (18 and under) are undergoing treatment at Madison area health care facilities. The House allows families to stay together during a very difficult time.

Tara Hensley
thensley@rmhcmadison.org
(608) 232-4660 x105
http://www.rmhcmadison.org
8:00 AM-9:00 PM M-F, 9:00 AM-9:00 PM Sa-Su

Toys and Gifts

Gift cards (Pick 'n Save, Target, Walgreens, Walmart, local restaurants, movie theaters, gas stations, etc.), crossword books, word search puzzle books.

Food

Individual serving sized bagged chips or pretzels, individual serving sized fruit cups or applesauce, regular and decaf coffee, Spaghetti O's, assorted sized disposable aluminum foil pans, Ziploc bags (snack, sandwich, gallon), white napkins, plastic spoons (spoons only), macaroni and cheese (boxed and microwavable), plastic storage containers, to-go coffee cups with lids.

Clothing and Personal Items

Travel-sized toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Paper towels, disinfectant wipes, 8.5"x11" recycled copy paper, Forever postage stamps, laundry detergent, dryer sheets, dishwasher detergent, dish soap, liquid hand soap, hand sanitizer, toilet bowl cleaner (without bleach).

Santas Without Chimneys

Santas Without Chimneys has provided thousands of sacks of blankets, books, and special wishes to homeless and highly mobile children and teens in the Madison area since 2012. Gifts are carefully selected to match the kids’ interests, hobbies and wishes, and can be delivered by Santa directly to where participating families are staying.

Corrie Cronson
swc@santaswithoutchimneys.org
(608) 535-0708
http://www.santaswithoutchimneys.org
Hours for calls vary - email works best!

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed from mid-November until late December to organize incoming gift donations, select gifts for individual children from donations, and wrap presents. Volunteers are also needed to host gift drives and/or drop boxes at their business, community organization, or home. December 12-16, volunteers are needed to make discreet early deliveries to schools. On Christmas Eve, volunteers are needed to make deliveries as Santa (suits provided or bring your own!) and/or elves (come as you are or in costume). December 26-31, volunteers are needed to help clean up Santa’s Workshop space and organize any remaining items. Additional individual volunteer needs will be announced through www.volunteeryourtime.org and at ww.facebook.com/SantasWithoutChimneys.

Toys and Gifts

New and like-new baby/child/teen books, clean sports balls and equipment, new art supplies (paints, pastels, crayons, colored pencils, sketchbook paper, construction paper), new headphones/earbuds, gift cards for teenagers (food, groceries, clothing, gas, etc.), gently used electronics laptops, tablets, smartphones), video games and gaming systems. Electronics will be checked to make sure all personal information has been removed before they are passed along. Fulfill specific gift requests by sponsoring a child or family at http://santaswithoutchimneys.org/wishlist.html.

Clothing and Personal Items

Warm blankets (babies through teenagers), new makeup, nail polish, hair care products (all hair types/skin colors).

Holiday Decorations

Tape, non religious wrapping paper, gift bags, ribbon, gift labels, decorating supplies for Santa’s Workshop space, Santa suits, Santa wigs/beards."

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Sturdy shelving units, coat and shoe/boot racks, wrapping paper storage bins, paper slicer/cutter for making flyers and cards (1).

Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin

Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin provides millions of meals to individuals, families, children, and seniors who struggle with hunger through local community programs in 16 southwestern Wisconsin counties.

Pam Higham
volunteerservices@shfbmadison.org
(608) 216-7214
http://www.secondharvestmadison.org
8:00 AM-4:00 PM M-F

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to work at the Donation Window inside the warehouse Monday, Tuesday and Fridays from 2:00 PM-4:00 PM. Volunteers greet donors, weigh donations, and help donors fill out a simple receipt. Staff will be available to provide backup and support throughout each shift.

Food

Canned fruit (juice or water packed preferred), peanut butter, boxed cereal, spaghetti, tuna (water packed preferred), canned soup.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Refrigerators and freezers (used, but working, are acceptable).

Shelter from the Storm Animal Rescue

Shelter from the Storm Animal Rescue is an all breed dog and cat rescue in the Madison area and runs the Spay Me! Clinic, a high volume, low cost, full veterinary clinic. Shelter from the Storm's goal is to reduce pet overpopulation and improve the welfare of companion animals and their people.

Allison Davies
wis_animalrescue@yahoo.com
(608) 224-1400 x1004
http://www.sftsrescue.org
10:00 AM-5:00 PM M-F

Food

Kitten food, puppy food.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Copy paper, paper towels, trash bags, non-clumping cat litter, laundry detergent, dryer sheets, bleach.

South Madison Coalition of the Elderly

South Madison Coalition of the Elderly is a local non-profit serving older adults in South Madison with case managers to help seniors maintain optimal independence and nutritious weekday lunches for seniors.

Peg Brunner
brunner@smcelder.com
(608) 251-8405
http://www.smcelder.com
8:00 AM-4:00 PM M-Th, 8:00 AM-3:00 PM F

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed on Thanksgiving Day to deliver Thanksgiving dinners to the homebound (car needed). Volunteer musicians are needed to perform at senior lunches during the holiday season.

Toys and Gifts

Taxi cab vouchers, Metro bus passes, Metro para-transit tickets, 2018 calendars, gift cards (restaurants, groceries).

Food

Food baskets (especially diabetic and low sodium), household cleaning products, gift cards (grocery stores, Walgreen’s, Target, Walmart, Dollar Tree).

Clothing and Personal Items

Toiletries, household cleaning products (non-toxic), household cleaning equipment, bath and kitchen towels, bed sheets (full, twin), pillow cases, winter accessories (hats, scarves, gloves), socks, kitchen towels, hot pads.

Holiday Decorations

Holiday themed: gift bags (medium, large), tissue paper, wrapping paper, tablecloths (square/round in red, green, blue, white), string lights.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Color printer and supplies, bingo prizes.

SSM Health - Adult Day Health Center

SSM Health Adult Day Center is an adult day center that provides care to seniors. With a family environment, the center provides seniors with activities, nutritious food and nursing care.

Stephanie Pritchard
stephanie.pritchard@ssmhealth.com
(608) 249-4450
http://www.stmarysmadison.com
8:00 AM-4:30 PM M-F

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to entertain with holiday music. The ideal time of day for this is between 9:30 AM-11:30 AM or 1:30 PM-2:30 PM. This could be instrumental or choral music. Clients love to sing along.

Toys and Gifts

Small token prizes for bingo games, DVDs (musicals, live music
performances from musicians of the 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond), family/group games on DVD (interactive game shows, board games, etc. that use a TV/DVD player), watercolor sets and paper, adult coloring books, colored pencils, art supplies.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Small dry erase boards, new dry erase markers, wireless microphone.

SSM Health at Home - Meals On Wheels

SSM Health at Home - Meals On Wheels (formerly Home Health United) delivers a nutritious lunch and a friendly visit to seniors and people with disabilities in the Madison area.

Gina Riesen
griesen@hhuvns.org
(608) 276-7582
http://www.homehealthunited.org
8:00 AM-4:30 PM M-F

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to deliver meals 7 days a week, 365 days a year to homebound individuals in our community. There are four pick-up sites: Madison East, Madison West, Monona and Sun Prairie. A route takes approximately 60-90 minutes to deliver with 9-13 clients on a route.

St. Vincent de Paul Madison

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul responds to poverty with person-to-person assistance such as housing, food, clothing, furniture and prescriptions.

Jennifer Troia
jtroia@svdpmadison.org
(608) 442-7200 x426
http://www.svdpmadison.org
8:00 AM-4:00 PM M-F

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help guide clients through the customer choice food pantry, helping them make food selections and tallying points along the way. Help is needed on Monday, Tuesday and Fridays from 10:30 AM-3:15 PM, Thursdays from 2:30 PM-7:15 PM and Saturdays from 9:00 AM-12:15 PM.

Food

Flour, sugar, cooking oil, baking ingredients, cereal, holiday meal food items.

Clothing and Personal Items

Toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, soap, shampoo, conditioner, baby formula, baby wipes.

The Rainbow Project, Inc.

The Rainbow Project is a private, non-profit counseling and resource clinic for young children (10 and under) and their caregivers who have experienced trauma, such as child abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, domestic violence, community violence and sudden loss. Rainbow has been open since 1980 and primarily serves residents of Dane County.

Caitlin Bausch
rpdesk@therainbowproject.net
(608) 255-7356 x310
http://www.therainbowproject.net
9:00 AM-5:00 PM M-F

Toys and Gifts

Pre-wrapped Christmas gifts for children, child microphone & audio recorder sets, exercise balls (child size), play food for kitchens, dollhouse figurines/people (plastic, preferably multi-cultural), children's books, stamps & ink pads (washable ink), paint brushes (assorted sizes), glitter (assorted colors), finger paints, crayons, colored pencils, markers.

Food

Gift cards for local grocery stores, snacks for kids (fruit snacks, assorted crackers, granola bars, sliced fruit cups, applesauce cups, Jell-O cups, pudding cups, etc.), juice boxes/pouches, single-serve milk cartons, bottled water.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Printer/copier paper (8.5"x11", white), card stock paper (assorted colors), notebooks/journals, Post-it-Notes, toilet paper, hand soap, paper towels, paper plates, 10 oz. paper cups, batteries (AA, AAA).

The River Food Pantry

The River Food Pantry is a volunteer driven, faith-based project that provides food, hot meals and clothing to those in need. A mobile lunch program, Madison Unites to Nourish Children at Home (MUNCH) provides lunches to children and teens on non-school days. The pantry serves over 650 households, 600 hot meals, and 1,000 mobile lunches each week.

Rhonda Adams
volunteer@riverfoodpantry.org
(608) 442-8815
http://www.riverfoodpantry.org
9:00 AM-5:30 PM M-F

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help with a Holiday party on December 15 from 4:30 PM-8:00 PM. Helpers will assist with serving a Holiday meal, gift delivery and children’s activities. The food pantry will need extra volunteers from December 14-January 31, when many regular volunteers are not available. Help is needed Tuesdays - Thursdays from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM and 4:30 PM-6:30 PM; Fridays from 4:30 PM-8:00 PM. Mobile lunch volunteers also needed to make and distribute lunches during MMSD winter break, December 22–January 2.

Food

Holiday food basket items, pet food, baby formula, non-perishable food pantry items, gift cards (grocery stores).

Clothing and Personal Items

New/gently used clothing, personal items, blankets, toiletries, diapers, hygiene products, shoes, miscellaneous household items, gift cards.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Bright colored office paper/cardstock, gift cards (office supply store), general cleaning products, bathroom cleaning products, heavy duty commercial non-slip floor mats.

The Road Home Dane County

The Road Home Dane County is committed to developing long-term relationships with homeless families with children that can change lives. The Road Home works with families, not only to relieve the immediate crisis of homelessness, but also to build skills, resources and relationships that set the stage for long-term success.

Alane Conn
vol.mgr@trhome.org
(608) 225-1957
http://www.trhome.org
9:00 AM-5:00 PM M-F

Toys and Gifts

Learning and educational games/toys for children of all ages, kids kits (arts & crafts, creative activities), headphones/ear buds, name brand long sport socks (Nike, Adidas, etc.), diaries/journals, marker/paint sets, activity books, Playdoh, LEGOS/building block sets, gift cards (Walmart, Target), candles, slippers (all ages), lip gloss/children's make-up kits, body wash kits for children, books, coloring books.

Food

Snack size and easy to eat items for children, gift cards (local restaurants), $5 gift cards for teenagers (Subway, McDonald's, etc.), grocery store gift cards (local stores: Pick 'n Save, Woodman's, etc.), ready to eat non-perishable meals, bottled water, disposable dishes, disposable silverware.

Clothing and Personal Items

Laundry baskets, toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent, quarters for the laundromat, bleach, fabric softener, household cleaning supplies (409/Clorox cleaners, sponges, toilet cleaner, Clorox wipes, facial tissues, kitchen size trash bags, dish soap, dish racks, liquid hand soap, mops, buckets, brooms, dust pans), bath towel sets, kitchen towel set, kitchen utensils, pots, pans, sets of dishes, pillows, lamps, full-size fleece blankets, pajamas (newborn-adult 3XL), socks (all sizes), underwear (all sizes), diapers (larger sizes 3-6), pull-up training pants (all sizes), diaper wipes, welcome baby kits (blankets, wipes, baby wash, diaper cream, etc.), feminine care products, full-size beauty products (shampoo, conditioner, styling products - preferably for African American hair, body wash/soap, face wash), hair ties, combs/brushes, sheets (all sizes).

Holiday Decorations

Holiday themed: wrapping paper, bows, labeling stickers. Black heavy duty trash bags, tape.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Plastic accordion files (8.5"x11"), vacuum.

The Salvation Army of Dane County

The Salvation Army has offered spiritual ministry, social services and youth programs to thousands of Dane County residents annually without discrimination for 125 years. Current programs serve the most vulnerable members of the community, providing shelter for the homeless, food for the hungry and mentoring and education for at-risk children.

Debra Crye
debra_crye@usc.salvationarmy.org
(608) 250-2218
http://www.salvationarmydanecounty.org/danecounty/home
9:00 AM-5:00 PM M-F

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to be Bell Ringers (November 10-December 23). Kettles are located throughout Dane County. Register online at www.ringbells.org or call (608) 250-2235.

Toys and Gifts

New toys for children staying at the Family Shelter to encourage family interaction (books, puzzles, games, craft activities), basketballs, footballs, kick balls, family movie DVDs, gift cards (restaurants, movies, fast food restaurants), Madison Metro daily bus tickets. Adopt a Family (November 1-December 8): The Adopt a Family program connects sponsors with families and provides a wish list to the sponsor. Sponsors buy presents for their family and deliver them to The Salvation Army for distribution the week of Christmas. Christmas Angel Tree (November 1-December 15): Trees are decorated with paper angel tags that have a gift request from children in Dane County. Contributors remove one or more tags from the tree and purchase the appropriate gifts for the child or children described on the tags. Gifts are dropped off at The Salvation Army by December 15 for distribution the week of Christmas.

Food

Canned protein (tuna or chicken, canned pasta meals with meat), canned fruit and vegetables, canned soups, canned pasta sauces, pasta, Hamburger or Tuna Helper, boxed cereals, flour, sugar, oil, Jell-O, pudding, holiday cookies, brownies, cake mixes, frosting.

Clothing and Personal Items

Twin size bedding (blankets, fitted sheets), pillows, towels, wash cloths, socks (child, adult), laundry detergent, bleach, dryer sheets, toothpaste, toothbrushes, lotion, lip balm, diapers, baby wipes, shampoo, conditioner, toilet paper, facial tissue, paper towels, feminine hygiene products, brooms, mops, laundry baskets.

Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center

The Theresa Terrace Neighborhood Center serves the Hammersley-Theresa neighborhood by providing elementary after school programs, elementary summer camp, adult employment services and community events. The Center has been serving and providing these programs and events to hundreds of children and families on Madison's southwest side since opening in June 2015.

Jennifer Weber
jweber@wisconsinyouthcompany.org
(608) 661-0368
http://wisconsinyouthcompany.org/neighborhood-centers
11:00 AM-5:00 PM M-F

Toys and Gifts

Arts and crafts supplies, STEM supplies, board/card games, children's bicycles, basketballs, footballs, four square balls, K-5 children's books, backpacks, notebooks, folders.

Food

Non-perishable bulk food items, gift cards (grocery stores).

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Automatic air pump, laptops, tablets, basic cleaning supplies, 12 passenger van.

Triangle Community Ministry

Triangle Community Ministry is an ecumenical ministry of presence in solidarity with residents of the Triangle - the area bounded by Park, Regent and W. Washington Streets. The Ministry assists and supports residents in their physical, emotional, and spiritual well being by providing a chaplain, a registered parish nurse and an outreach director.

Meg Nielsen
triangleministry@sbcglobal.net
(608) 257-8517
http://www.triangleministry.com
9:00 AM-4:00 PM M-Th

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to wrap holiday ribbons around Christmas gifts for Triangle neighborhood residents. Wrapping session will be Monday, December 11 at 2:00 PM at the Ministry office, B101 in Brittingham Apartments. 2-3 volunteers are needed.

Toys and Gifts

Gift cards (Copps, Walmart), Badger Cab voucher booklets, bus passes, 2018 calendars.

Food

Holiday gifts for residents (herbal tea, caffeinated tea, individually packaged cocoa, small packets of flavored coffee), soups, stews, spaghetti sauces, quick/microwaveable meals (Rice-a-Roni, instant Mac and Cheese), pasta, rice, couscous/noodles, canned fruit, artificial sweeteners, sugar packets.

Clothing and Personal Items

Shampoo, conditioner, toilet paper, tissues, body soap, mouth wash, floss, hand soap, dish soap, wash cloths, bath towels, toothbrushes, toothpaste.

Holiday Decorations

Christmas party supplies: battery operated candles, colored yarn (red, green, gold, variegated), glitter glue (various colors), tacky glue, adult scissors, stickers, card stock, paper towels.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Colored card stock, 8.5'"x11" white copier paper, office cleaning supplies, Lysol wipes, paper towels, Christmas napkins, paper plates, disposable cups (no Styrofoam, please), plastic cutlery (spoons, forks, knives).

West Madison Senior Center

The West Madison Senior Center, established in 1975, helps older adults stay independent and active in the community by providing programs, services and resources, including case management, senior center activities, a nutrition program and a home chore volunteer program.

Katie Gallagher
katiek@wmseniorcenter.org
(608) 238-7368
http://www.wmseniorcenter.org
8:00 AM-4:00 PM M-F

Toys and Gifts

Madison Metro one day and 10-day bus passes, Tracfones, prepaid phone cards, gift cards (grocery stores).

Food

Diabetic food, non-perishable food baskets, chocolate candy, stocking stuffers, dog and cat food.

Clothing and Personal Items

Winter hats, scarves, gloves, socks, kitchen towels, body wash, lotion.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Badger Cab voucher booklets, 2018 calendars (large print), gift cards or coupons (fast food, restaurants, coffee, groceries, gas), holiday party gifts ($5-$10).

Wisconsin Historical Museum

The Wisconsin Historical Museum, one of 12 Wisconsin Historical Society sites, connects visitors to Wisconsin's past through exhibitions and programs that bring to life the state's cultural and social history.

Maggie McClain
margaret.mcclain@wisconsinhistory.org
(608) 264-6555
http://historicalmuseum.wisconsinhistory.org
9:00 AM-4:00 PM M-Sa

Clothing and Personal Items

Costume jewelry, clip-on ties, fedoras, ladies' hats, 1960s suit jackets, flannel shirts, denim overalls.

Holiday Decorations

Holiday rubber stamps, 1960s Christmas tree skirt.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Glitter pipe cleaners, regular pipe cleaners, variety pack pony beads, construction paper (blue, red, brown, orange, purple), Crayola colored pencils, 8"x6" cookie sheets, printable 8.5"x11" magnetic sheets, children's binoculars, magnifying glasses, play food set, building bricks/LEGOS, plastic sewing needles.

YWCA Madison

YWCA Madison is on a mission to eliminate racism, empower women, stand up for social justice, support families, and strengthen communities. YWCA Madison is part of the national YWCA movement, one of the oldest and largest women’s organizations in the nation, serving over 2 million women, girls and their families.

Marcella Ziegler
mziegler@ywcamadison.org
(608) 257-1436 x2
http://www.ywcamadison.org
8:30 AM-1:30 PM M-Th

Food

Non-perishable food items (canned tuna, chicken, and salmon; ready to prepare meals), gift cards (Festival Foods, Woodman’s), pots, pans, cooking utensils, can openers.

Clothing and Personal Items

Diapers (size 4-6), baby wipes, household cleaning supplies, dish soap, kitchen-sized trash bags, laundry detergent, laundry baskets/totes, paper plates, plastic cutlery, body wash, hand soap, gift cards for teenagers, toys (infants, toddlers), women’s 3X long winter coats, baby bottles, Pull-Ups, baby sleepers, bibs, onesies, bath towels, pillows, comforter sets, blankets, twin sheets, dryer sheets.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Flash drives, paper plates, cups, hand sanitizers, plastic silverware, paper towels, facial tissue, pocket folders, gift cards (coffee shops).