Holiday Wish List – Search by Agency

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

4-C is a non-profit child care resource and referral agency providing early childhood related services to families, early childhood professionals and the community. Services include free referrals to regulated child care providers, family child care certification, early childhood training, Resource Room and the Child and Adult Care Food Program.

Joyce Schneider
joyces@4-c.org
(607) 271-9181
http://www.4-c.org
8:00 AM-4:30 PM M-F

Toys and Gifts

My Heart Fills With Happiness by Monique Gray Smith & Julie Flett (20 copies), Big Questions for Young Minds by Lisa Mufson Strasser and Bresson (20 copies), Lisa Murphy on Play: The Foundation of Children’s Learning by Lisa Murphy (25-35 copies), Folkmanis Turtle puppets – any size (up to 40).

9 Lives Rescue

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

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

Toys and Gifts

Cat toys, wand toys, small scratching posts or scratching pads.

Food

Canned and dry cat and kitten food (pate preferred), clumping litter, gift cards for pet store or those selling cat food and litter, donations at 9livesrescue.com

100 Black Men of Madison, Inc.

100 Black Men of Madison, Inc. seeks to serve as a beacon of leadership by utilizing our diverse talents to create environments where our children are motivated to achieve, and to empower our people to become self-sufficient shareholders in the economic and social fabric of the communities we serve. Their holiday program, Christmas for Children with Responsibilities is designed to support local high school students who are trying to make the holidays a little brighter for their children and/or younger siblings. Please help ease the parental stress these students feel. All donations can be dropped off at Group Heath Cooperative (1265 John Q Hammons Dr.) from 8:00 AM-5:00 PM November 26-December 19.

Floyd Rose
president@100blackmenmadison.org
(608) 205-8572
https://www.100blackmenmadison.org
8:00 AM-5:00 PM M-F

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to transport gifts from pick up site at Group Heath Cooperative (1265 John Q Hammons Dr.) to area schools for Christmas for Children with Responsibilities initiative.

Toys and Gifts

Games, books (ethnically diverse), soccer balls, kick balls, basketballs, headphones, stuffed animal, dolls (boys and girls, ethnically diverse), LEGOS, building blocks, science sets, arts and crafts sets, paints sets, board/card games

Food

Gift Cards

Clothing and Personal Items

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

Holiday Decorations

Large Holiday Gift Bags

Agrace Hospice

Agrace is a nonprofit, community-based health care agency. We provide hospice and palliative care services in private homes, and in skilled nursing, assisted living and other community residential facilities across southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Our offices are located in Madison, Janesville and Baraboo, Wisconsin; and in Rockford, IL.

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

Toys and Gifts

You can help support Agrace's Dori Bear Program, by yourself, with your family, or as part of a bear collection drive conducted by your service organization, church/faith community, social club or business. New teddy bears larger than 10 inches tall are needed year-round. For health safety reasons, all donated bears must be new, with tags still attached.

Alzheimer's Association of South Central Wisconsin

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care,support and research. The mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Kari Paterson
kpaterson@alz.org
(608) 203-8500 x8001
http://www.alz.org/scwisc
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM M-F

Food

Snacks with long shelf-life, Keurig-style coffee pods.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

iPads, office printer, gift cards to restaurants, Overture Center event tickets, binders, collapsible wagon, small suitcases (carry on size), 10x10 purple outdoor tents, mini storage unit on the Eastside of Madison.

Angel's Wish

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
Emails preferred. Calls 10:00-4:00 Sa, 1:00-4:00 Su

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to decorate the Verona Adoption Center morning of Sunday, December 2.

Toys and Gifts

Cat toys-especially laser light toys and wand toys.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Paper towels, Dawn dish soap, toilet paper, Kleenex, Ziploc bags (quart, gallon, sandwich), 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.

Badger Prairie Needs Network

BPNN is a 100% volunteer organization dedicated to fighting poverty and ending hunger locally. We provide food assistance to more than 14,000 individuals each year, serve a free community meal on Saturdays, and offer free legal assistance in landlord-tenant disputes, predatory lending abuses, and senior housing issues.

Marcia Kasieta
Info@bpnn.org
(608) 848-2499
https://www.bpnn.org
10:00 AM-12:00 PM M, T, F, 10:00 AM-6:00 PM R, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM Sa

Toys and Gifts

Toys for children (unwrapped) all ages, store gift cards for older children and seniors and holiday gift wrap and tape.

Food

Holiday food basket items: frozen turkey and hams, whole chickens, frozen vegetables, fresh produce and fruit, feminine products and other personal essentials, dish soap and laundry detergent, grocery store gift cards and gas cards.

Clothing and Personal Items

New mittens, gloves, coats, snowsuits, snow pants, scarves, hats, and socks for individuals of all ages, shampoo, deodorant, combs/brushes, barrettes, headbands, toothpaste and toothbrushes.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Garbage bags 39 gallon +, window spray cleaner, paper towels, paper napkins, drink mix, ground coffee and coffee maker, small crock pot, Ziplock freezer bags (quart and gallon), Amazon gift cards, deep chrome storage shelving.

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.

Nou Thao
nouthao@bayviewfoundation.org
(608) 256-7808 x206
http://www.bayviewfoundation.org
11:00-5:00 M, W, F, 10:00 AM-3:00 PM T, R

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help pick up Thanksgiving Baskets from Goodman Community Center and deliver them to residents who live on the Triangle on November 17 from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, and to help wrap gifts between December 4-19 from 12:00 PM-2:00 PM at 601 Bayview Triangle.

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).

Food

Holiday food baskets for each household (102 households); accepting both perishable and canned foods.

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 small child care center, established in 1987, on Madison's near-east side. We provide child-centered learning experiences within an anti-bias framework where every child can investigate freely a wide variety of interests in a safe and nurturing environment.

Julie Traxler
julie@bigoakchildcare.org
(608) 249-3991
http://www.bigoakchildcare.org
8:00 AM-4:30 PM M-F

Toys and Gifts

Boat and stairs toy for toddlers an example can be found at schooloutfitters.com

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Canon Laser Toner 131 black, cyan, yellow, and/or magenta, Canon Laser Toner 116 black, cyan, yellow, and/or magenta, Walgreens gift card for photo processing, Label maker refills 12mm .47" laminated white for Brother PTD210, 1-4 foam football(s).

Box of Balloons

Box of Balloons is a non-profit organization which began in Sun Prairie, WI. Box of Balloons is on a mission to make every birthday happy and every child celebrated by providing birthday celebrations for children in need. These are children often living in homeless shelters, domestic abuse shelters and served by other social service agencies.

Sarah Wells
development@boxofballoons.org
(608) 444-2100
http://www.boxofballoons.org
8:00 AM-7:00 PM M-F, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Sa

Toys and Gifts

Board games, birthday party games, Children's toys that can be given as birthday gifts, small toy items for party favors.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Uline 18x12x12 white cardboard boxes (item number S-4634) (to pack birthday celebration in), 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/pattern duct tape, Box of Balloons logo tablecloth for events, 6 ft collapsible banquet tables for events (2), folding utility wagon, gift cards from Amazon, Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Target, Costco, Party City.

Boys & Girls Club of Dane County

At Boys & Girls Club of Dane County, it is our goal to lead the way in youth development programs by working together with local businesses, foundations, and community programs to produce positive outcomes for nearly 7,500 young people and their families.

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 - on December 18), the community Thanksgiving dinner on November 20 from TBD-9:00 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, earmuffs, beanies, toiletries, feminine products, makeup kits and hygiene products.

Brighter Tanzania Foundation

Brighter Tanzania Foundation (BTF) is committed to alleviating poverty and inequality in Tanzania. BTF provides funding to Saving Grace School, which offers free, high quality education for impoverished children, helping children and families escape the cycle of poverty.

Felicia McKenzie
f.mckenzie@brighter-tanzania.org
(608) 886-9160
http://www.brighter-tz-fund.org
4:00 PM-8:00 PM M-F, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Sa-Su

Toys and Gifts

Books for ages 3-7 featuring black/African characters/themes, stickers, jump ropes and baby puzzles.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

#9 envelopes, #10 envelopes, postage stamps, paper shredder and 24 lb cotton blend paper.

Canopy Center

Canopy Center is a child abuse treatment and prevention agency created by a mother who recognized that abuse she experienced as a child was affecting her own parenting. Canopy Center protects children and strengthens families by helping parents end the cycle of abuse and by supporting children, teens, and adults impacted by trauma and adversity.

Maria Khokhar
volunteercoordinator@canopycenter.org
(608) 729-1134
http://www.canopycenter.org
7:30 AM-3:30 PM M-R, 7:30 AM-10:30 AM F

Toys and Gifts

Sensory/fidget toys, balloons, Orbeez, Theraputty, clear glue, Nerf basketball hoop set, glitter, glitter glue, essential oils, children's books, young adult books, markers, crayons, colored pencils, oil pastels, acrylics, paint brushes, canvases, air dry clay, Play-Doh, other art supplies, LEGOS sets, footballs, soccer balls, basketballs, outdoor games, infant and toddler toys.

Center for Suicide Awareness

The Center for Suicide Awareness operates HOPELINE, Wisconsin’s text based emotional support service providing help, hope, and resources at no cost to anyone, 24/7 by texting HOPELINE to 741741. They are dedicated to preventing suicide through proactive education, training, emotional support and intervention.

Barb Bigalke
barb@centerforsuicideawareness.org
(920) 475-4748
https://www.centerforsuicideawareness.org
8:00 AM-4:30 PM M-F

Food

Bottles of water, soda (diet and regular), gift certificates to Sam's Club or Walmart for food items.

Holiday Decorations

Holiday themed napkins, plates, and utensils, 25 Remembrance Ornaments (general in theme -- non-gender or relationship specific).

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Medium size padded envelopes to send HOPELINE material to schools across the state of Wisconsin, carton sealing tape, sticky notes, pads of paper, binder clips, rubber bands, markers, file folders, and any other items, plastic bags in both gallon and quart size (sealable), ribbon - purple, white, red, blue (new or gently used), wicker/wood baskets, stamps, boxes of facial tissue and garment tag device for putting tags on apparel.

Centro Hispano of Dane County

Centro Hispano of Dane County's mission is Empowering Youth, Strengthening Families, Engaging the Community. We aspire 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.

Joey Graffagnino
joey@micentro.org
(608) 255-3018
http://www.micentro.org
8:00 AM-5:00 PM M-R, 8:00 AM-4:00 PM F

Toys and Gifts

Any children’s toys for boys and girls age 6 months-16 years, wrapping paper, paper towels, diapers, coffee, large Post-it Note pads (1 ft.) and books in Spanish for middle school and high school students.

Children's Theater of Madison

CTM is a nonprofit institution in Madison providing exceptional theatre productions for family audiences. CTM’s mission is to create vibrant theater experiences that engage, educate and inspire young people and their communities. This is done through exceptional main stage productions, educational programs and community outreach.

Amy Montoya
admin@ctmtheater.org
(608) 255-2080
http://www.ctmtheater.org
9:00 AM-5:00 PM M-F

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help take down Christmas decorations after the last show of A Christmas Carol on Sunday, December 23 from 5:30-7PM.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

3 Blue Tooth speakers, 1 laminator machine, 1 folding table, 2 food platters, 1 large bowl, rubber spot marker set, 20 child sized scissors, 1 paper folding machine, reams of brightly colored paper, reams of 65 lb cardstock paper 8.5x11", 10"x13" and 6"x9" manila envelopes, 1 pressure foam roller, 1 Transformer sensory sack, 1 Crawl and Calm resistance tunnel, 3 Hopper Balls, 1 Bilibo, 5 Yoga Pretzels and 18-20" computer monitor.

Colonial Club Senior Activity Center

The Colonial Club is a nonprofit senior activity center where seniors gather to attend classes, activities, and entertainment programs. In addition, the Colonial Club provides the following services: on-site meals, meal delivery to homebound seniors, 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-R

Holiday Volunteers

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

Toys and Gifts

Small holiday ornaments or other gift items to be used at holiday party or Memory Café, gas cards or grocery store gift cards for program clients.

Food

Holiday food baskets, microwave popcorn, candy bars or individually packaged treats to use for gifts at holiday activities.

Clothing and Personal Items

Soap, shampoo, hand lotion, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, laundry detergent, and new hats/gloves/mittens/scarves.

Holiday Decorations

Holiday paper plates, napkins, tablecloths, scotch tape, holiday wrapping paper, holiday cards, seasonal CDs/DVDs and Dry Erase markers.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

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

Carissa Cornwell
carissac@cacscw.org
(608) 246-4730 x229
http://www.cacscw.org
8:00 AM-4:30 PM M-F

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, new socks, new underwear.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Office furniture, small all-in-one printer.

Community Justice, Inc.

Community Justice, Inc. is a non-profit law firm that provides direct representation on a sliding scale based on income to individuals and families in a wide variety of legal matters.

Mara Bridgman Sheridan
marab@communityjusticeinc.org
(608) 442-3005
http://www.communityjusticeinc.org
9:00 AM-5:00 PM M-R

Holiday Volunteers

CJI needs volunteers to fill shifts around the holidays. Volunteers would be responsible for conducting phone intake interviews, basic clerical duties and assisting attorneys with projects.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Office supplies, copy paper, desk chairs, gift cards for volunteer appreciation gifts.

Dane County Humane Society

Dane County Humane Society provides refuge, healing, and new beginnings to 9,000+ companion animals, exotic species, farm animals and orphaned or injured wildlife, annually. DCHS is a private, nonprofit, community-supported organization. DCHS offers pet adoptions, humane education programs, community-based care for pets, dog training and more.

Reception Team
development@giveshelter.org
(608) 838-0413 x100
http://www.giveshelter.org
12:00 PM-7:00 PM M, T, R, 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. Contact acollins@giveshelter.org

Toys and Gifts

Dog toys (plush, squeaky, durable rubber), Kong Wobbler or Kibble Nibble food dispensing dog toys and cat toys (without catnip).

Food

Paper plates, pâté style canned cat food, Royal Canin Baby Cat canned/dry food, any canned dog food, non-beef hot dogs, soft/chewy dog training treats, Greenies Pill Pockets, Easy Cheese/squeeze cheese, creamy peanut butter, compressed or rolled rawhides, larger bully sticks, Kitten Milk Replacer (KMR), wild bird seed, cockatiel/finch/parrot/parakeet food, timothy hay, wood chews, guinea pig and rabbit Oxbow foods.

Clothing and Personal Items

Disposable or re-useable long sleeve scrub tops and lab coats.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Quality white copier paper, sticky notes, manila folders, liquid laundry detergent, bleach, facial tissue, dawn dish detergent, dish sponges, 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 nonclumping clay litter, Cuddle Discs (used to keep young kittens warm), large bales of aspen wood shavings.

Dane County Juvenile Shelter Home

Dane County Juvenile Shelter Home is a temporary living facility for juveniles between the ages of 11 - 17. Our mission is to provide for youth in crisis who are in need of a stable, safe environment or temporary home, while instilling accountability, teaching competency skills and ensuring community safety.

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, card games, craft supplies, coloring books, colored pencils, sport balls, frisbees, outdoor games, air hockey table, bike helmets, winter sleds, art paper, art kits and playing cards.

Clothing and Personal Items

Lip balm, body wash, backpacks, duffle bags, undergarments (male and female), socks, pajamas (all sizes), flip flops, swimsuits, sweat shirts and pants, lounge pants, slippers, shampoo, conditioner, lotions, hair accessories, hair brushes and gardening gloves.

DeForest Area Community and Senior Center

The DeForest Community and Senior Center is a cooperative, inter-municipal Center providing area residents a welcoming place to meet, participate and volunteer while promoting independence, self-reliance and well-being for older adults and their families.

Mary Jorgensen
mjorgensen@deforestcenter.org
(608) 846-9469 x1606
http://www.deforestcenter.org
9:00 AM-4:00 PM M-F

Toys and Gifts

Adult-sized mittens and scarves, gas cards, gift and restaurant cards, first-class stamps, Kleenex, paper towels, 10 oz bottles of hand sanitizer.

Food

Individually wrapped chocolate candy, coffee - regular and decaf, individual creamers - plain and flavored.

Holiday Decorations

Seasonal holiday and birthday napkins.

Domestic Abuse Intervention Services

Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS) believes that a world free from violence is possible. We work to make Dane County 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
9:00 AM-3:00 PM M-F

Toys and Gifts

Gift cards to Walmart or Target in $25 increments

Clothing and Personal Items

Body wash, shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, lotion, toothpaste and toothbrushes, sanitary napkins, African American hair care products, hair brushes and combs, towels and wash cloths, women’s underwear, women’s socks, pajamas for women and men, winter coats for women and men, hats and gloves for women, men, and children, children’s underwear, children’s socks, children’s pajamas, diapers - sizes 5 and 6, baby lotion and shampoo, baby wipes, baby socks, baby bottles (plastic) and pacifiers, forks and spoons, plastic cereal bowls, plastic glasses, plastic food containers, dish towels and hot pads, bed pillows, twin sheets (not flannel), gift cards to Walmart, HyVee, Target, and Woodman's.

Door Creek Church Northside Madison

Door Creek Church just launched a Northside Madison Campus that will provide Thanksgiving meals for over 200 residents and toys for Christmas for families with kids in need residing on the Northside of Madison. The new campus works in partnership with the Boomerangs resale store also located on the Northside of Madison (Northgate Mall).

David Smith
Dsmith@doorcreekchurch.org
(608) 345-0148
http://www.doorcreekchurch.org
8:30 AM-4:00 PM M-F

Toys and Gifts

Children’s toys and games.

Food

Turkeys, cranberry sauce, green beans.

East Madison Community Center

The East Madison Community Center 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
10:00 AM-3:00 PM M-F

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to assist with food pantry on Tuesdays during the holiday season. Two-hour shifts are available between the hours of 9:00 AM-3:00 PM. Volunteer roles include sorting donations, organizing food items, light cleaning, welcoming clients and assisting them with their selections. Volunteers are also needed to unload food from trucks and set up a choice style pantry for families to visit *Volunteers must be able to lift at least 10 pounds.

Toys and Gifts

Gifts for teenagers, children's toys, acrylic paint, board games, color pencils, craft kits, finger nail polish and remover, puzzles, watercolor paint sets and dress-up clothes/costumes. All gifts are needed by Christmas on December 24.

Food

Seasons/spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, pumpkin pie spice, allspice, bay leaves, turmeric, chili powder, cumin, curry powder, fennel, garlic, basil, oregano, rosemary, sage, thyme, cayenne, salt, pepper, vanilla/almond extract), sugar, flour, cornmeal and canned goods.

Clothing and Personal Items

Toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent, toothpaste, toothbrushes, spray deodorant, bath soap/wash, winter coats for youth and adults, socks, winter boots, gloves, mittens, scarves, winter hats, underwear ages 5-7 boys/girls, swimsuits, swim cap and goggles.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, electric pencil sharpener, bean bag chairs, first aid kits and paper shredder.

East Madison/Monona Coalition of the Aging

The East Madison Monona Coalition of the Aging (EMMCA) empowers low income seniors to maintain their health, safety, independence and community connection.

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 for seniors. EMMCA needs healthy volunteers willing to help low income seniors shovel their walkways and sidewalks this winter.

Food

Food and treat based gift baskets, candy, cookies, coffee, tea, cider or grocery store gift cards.

Holiday Decorations

Wreaths, ornaments, large holiday t-shirts.

Elver Park Neighborhood Center

The Elver Park Neighborhood Center offers an array of services to its Elver Park community including after school elementary and teen programs, summer youth programs, community events, a computer lab, and community resources with Joining Forces for Families.

Maria McIntyre
mmcintyre@wisconsinyouthcompany.org
(608) 210-1625
http://www.https://wisconsinyouthcompany.org
10:00 AM-6:00 PM M-F

Toys and Gifts

Academic games, young adult books, dvd movies, crayons, markers, paint, paintbrushes, coloring books, board games, fidget toys, and sports equipment.

Food

Shelf-stable food such as granola bars, crackers, cereals, ramen noodles, cans of soup, cans of vegetables, etc.

Clothing and Personal Items

Clothing for ages 5 - 16 years old including shirts, sweaters, pants, shorts, socks, shoes, coats, snow boots, snow pants, gloves, and hats.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Bean bag chairs, chap stick, Vaseline, laptops, desktops, and tablets.

Empty Stocking Club

For 100 years, the Empty Stocking Club, the charitable arm of the Wisconsin State Journal, has had a mission of providing new toys for children in Dane County during the holidays. Since 2014, United Way has been a partner in providing gifts to teens.

Lynn Wood
emptystockingclub@gmail.com
(608) 575-6547
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0e4ea9ae22a2fc1-toydepot
8:30 AM-6:00 PM M-R

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to run the 2018 Toy Giveaway on December 17-19 at the Alliant Energy Center (1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison). Hours: December 17 from 8:00 AM-6:00 PM, December 18 from 7:30 AM-6:30 PM, December 19 from 7:30 AM-8:00 PM. Sign up for a shift on the website.

Toys and Gifts

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 4-5 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.

Freedom Inc.

Freedom Inc. provides direct services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Clients receive services such as crisis intervention, housing, economic advocacy and safety planning. We bring queer analysis to all our work and provide specific programming for queer people of color. All our programs are culturally specific.

Jessica Williams
jwilliams@freedom-inc.org
(608) 416-5337
http://www.freedom-inc.org
10:00 AM-4:00 PM M-F

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help put together gift packages and wrap presents.

Toys and Gifts

Tickets to see Hamilton at the Overture Center and other Overture shows, tickets to shows and performances in Madison, books for Black, Hmong and Cambodian children and adults, books for transgender, bisexual, and non-binary issues, coming out, intersectionality (race, religion, disability, etc.), movies (DVD or Blu-ray) that are centered around LGBTQ people, hotel gift cards, gas cards, massages for survivors and advocates, February 2nd-4th cabin rental for wellness retreat for 12 girls, June 14th-16th cabin rental for survivors retreat for 12 seniors, 12 tickets to escape room, photoshoot, paint, glue sticks, canvasses, paint brushes, movie passes, school-age toys, African American dolls, jewelry kits, board games, gift cards (Target, Walmart, TJ Maxx, grocery stores), used video game equipment/games, bean bag chairs, headphones/ear buds, Play- Doh, coloring books, sports equipment (basketballs, footballs, soccer balls), new books.

Food

Prepared and heated lunches for 150. Pick up prepared food, heat it up and bring to clients, children’s healthy snacks, breakfast items, fresh fruit (especially soft fruit), holiday cookies, etc., baby formula, and holiday food baskets.

Clothing and Personal Items

For ages birth-12: children’s coats, winter boots, gloves/mittens, hats, sweaters, new socks, snow pants, new underwear. For ages 13+: hoodies, sweaters, new socks, coats, new underwear, pajamas, sweatpants, personal size blankets, slippers. queer and trans youth clothing. Diapers/wipes (baby-toddler), baby bottles, sippy cups, Black hair products (grease and gel), soap, shampoo, hand/body lotion, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, razors, shaving cream, deodorant, lip balm, body wash, hair brushes, laundry detergent, paper towels, cleaning supplies, backpacks, duffle bags, luggage, dish soap, Kleenex, Ziploc bags (quart, gallon), garbage bags (35 gallon), batteries (AA, 9 volt), baby scales, postage scales, household rubber gloves, disposable latex gloves, Revolution catnip, Feliway spray/refills, plastic food prep gloves, plastic food wrap, aluminum foil, makeup kits (for black women and olive complexions), African American hair products, various sized tights.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Shredder, gift cards (office supplies stores), electric staplers, copy paper, sticky notes, pens, pencils, Dry Erase markers, 3 ring binders, file folders, envelopes , large reusable grocery bags, minivan (or vehicle that holds 7-8 people), projector and projector screen, Metro Bus passes/Badger Cab vouchers, speakers and microphones, Bluetooth speakers, white copy paper, color copy paper, stamps, Avery 5160 printer labels, postage stamps, vacuum, 5 tablets, prepaid cell phones, new refrigerator or freezer for pantry.

First Congregational United Church of Christ

First Congregational is a protestant church and a member of the United Church of Christ. They are part of the Southwest Association and the Wisconsin Conference of the United Church of Christ.

Cheryl Bentley
thanksgiving@firstcongmadison.org
(608) 233-9751
http://www.firstcongmadison.org/

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help meal prep on Wednesday, Nov. 21 and cook, serve or clean up the meal on Thanksgiving, Nov. 22.

Good Shepherd Food Pantry

Good Shepherd’s Food Pantry is located inside their Madison campus, and open to patrons every Thursday 10:00 AM-12:00 PM and 5:00 PM-7:00 PM. They provide food and personal items to those in need that live in the 53711 and 53719 zip codes.

Rick Thomas
rthomas@gslcwi.com
(608) 212-7582
http://gslcwi.com/volunteer/local-ministries
7:00 AM-4:30 PM M-F

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help cook, serve and clean up the Thanksgiving meal on Nov. 22. If interested in volunteering for this meal please contact Cheryl Erikson, (608) 271-6633.

Clothing and Personal Items

Diapers sizes 5 and 6 and baby wipes.

Goodman Community Center

Our mission is to strengthen the lives and secure futures of participants, giving them the skills and resources to navigate economic and social barriers so that they may grow into healthy, educated and independent community members. We serve lower-income individuals who do not have the resources and support needed to reach their maximum potential.

Tom Powell
tom@goodmancenter.org
(608) 204-8016
https://www.goodmancenter.org
9:00 AM-5:30 PM M-F

Toys and Gifts

Snap Circuit game, Operation game, Escape Room in a Box: The Werewolf Experiment Game, Gift cards, Basketballs, Soccer balls, Volley balls, Tennis balls, Fishing poles, Candles, Itunes cards, Literature written by women from all cultures, Nail polish, Nail polish sets, Small Make up palettes, Note books, Canvas stands, Gifts cards to Walmart/ Target/ Barnes & Noble/ and restaurants and department stores, Slime science kits, Legos, Art kits, Headphones, Bluetooth speakers, Perfumes, Jewelry,

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Commercial Coat Racks

Grace Food Pantry

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

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

Food

Non-perishable food.

Clothing and Personal Items

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

Good Shepherd Clothes Closet

Good Shepherd Clothes Closet provides free clothing, size newborn-18 to children in their service area.

Donna Maysack
Dmaysack@gslcwi.com
(608) 271-6633 x1310
http://www.gslcwi.com
8:30 AM-4:30 PM M-F

Holiday Volunteers

Looking for volunteers to help sort and distribute clothes during regular hours: Thursday 9:00 AM-12:00 PM and 5:00 PM-7:00 PM.

Toys and Gifts

Unwrapped gifts for children ages 0-18.

Clothing and Personal Items

New or gently used Children’s clothes size newborn-18, as well as blankets and winter coats.

Hancock Center for Dance/Movement Therapy, Inc.

Hancock Center provides dance/movement therapy services to people of all ages and abilities. Programs include the In-School Therapy and Building Connection through Movement for Classrooms program in Madison schools, a parenting group for families, a creative movement group for adults with developmental challenges, and individual and group therapy.

Paul Manning
paul@hancockcenter.net
(608) 251-0908 x13
http://www.hancockcenter.net
9:00 AM-12:00 PM M-F

Toys and Gifts

Non-denominational holiday cards, holiday gift wrapping paper, blank thank you cards

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Birthday cards, gift cards to buy new music for young people (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Shopko, etc.), new art supplies (drawing paper, washable markers, oil pastels, Play-Doh, etc.), printing paper, file folders, pocket folders, Post-it Note pads, pens, iPad, laptops, new key lockbox, an adult size weighted blanket, yoga mats, yoga bolsters and yoga blocks.

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
(608) 440-1118
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

Plastic jars of jelly or jam, sliced bread, hay, straw, canned pumpkin, canned fruit.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Marth brand animal bedding (pine shavings), vet care gift cards (Country View Vet, UW Vet Med), 55-gallon garbage bags, building supply gift cards (Home Depot, Menards), 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)

Hope & A Future

Hope & A Future is taking a fresh look at the needs and strengths of the two fastest growing segments of our population: seniors and young at-risk families. Hope & A Future is developing a new care model based on strengthening the generations by bringing them together in a Therapeutic, Interactive, Intergenerational Neighborhood (TIIN).

Karin Krause
info@hopeandafutureinc.org
(608) 831-0243
http://www.hopeandafutureinc.org/
9:00 AM-7:00 PM Su-Sa

Holiday Decorations

Fabric and paper scissors, card stock paper, 3 strings solar Christmas lights.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Accordion files and 4 drawer locking file cabinet.

Independent Living, Inc.

Independent Living, Inc. is a local nonprofit that helps seniors and adults with disabilities live with as much independence as possible. This is accomplished through a comprehensive array of in-home services, health care support including nursing and therapies, and senior living communities in the Madison area.

Sue Berg
volunteer@independentlivinginc.org
(608) 274-7900
http://www.IndependentLivingInc.org
8:30 AM-4:00 PM M-F

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to deliver hot, nutritious meals to older adults on Thanksgiving Day, and to cover the December holidays as substitute drivers. It's a great opportunity for families or individual volunteers! Thanksgiving Day delivery is about a one-hour commitment during the lunch hour; during the December holidays, it involves after-hours from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Volunteers who enjoy offering presentations are also requested, such as musicians / carolers, lecturers, hobbyists, crafters, and group activity leaders (chair yoga, exercise).

Toys and Gifts

Holiday-themed Bingo prizes, puzzles, classic movies, large print books, books-on-tape, Wii animated golf game, iPods, card making supplies, construction paper, pet toys/treats, leashes, $10 gas cards, other $10 gift cards (Target, Walgreens, etc.), gardening equipment, rakes, snow shovels, and cleaning supplies to assist program clients such as all-purpose cleaners, disinfectant wipes, paper towels, Windex, buckets, brooms, dust pans, and sponges.

Food

Diabetic candy, gingerbread houses, holiday chocolates, wet and dry cat and dog food

Clothing and Personal Items

Scarves, hats, gloves, afghans or lap blankets, shower gel, lotions, hand soaps.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Large insulated bags to carry 10-12 hot meals, large reusable tote bags, paper cutter, postage stamps, photocopy paper, color printers, flat screen 32” TV monitor, high-efficiency washer and dryer for assisted living facility, physician’s stool, copy machine, CD player, TN360 ink toner.

Ingleside Manor

Ingleside is a non-profit community based facility providing nursing and rehabilitation services, as well as a Residential Care Apartment Complex. Ingleside 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
8:00 AM-5:00 PM M-F

Holiday Decorations

Plastic Tablecloth Roll (3 Green & 3 Red), black Heavy Duty Plastic Plates (400 Total), black dessert plastic plates (400 total), black plastic silverware (forks 300, knives 300, spoons 300), large white dinner napkins (3 total 150/ct), black plastic cups 12oz (330/ct total of 3 ct).

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Adult large 30-100 piece puzzles, Large wide grip crayons, sculpting clay, iPod shuffles, portable CD players, CDs (country western, 50's & 60's, relaxation, big band), gift cards (iTunes), large print word search/crossword books, 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)

Jewish Social Services

We offer services in the areas of short-term advocacy, long-term case management, Jewish spiritual care and immigration services. We serve 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 at Jewish Social Services' Westside office for Hanukkah and visit and deliver it to people living in various long-term care facilities in Dane County. Hanukkah is December 2 - 10. Residents love when they receive an additional visit during Hanukkah. Visiting and helping with holiday events can be done individuals or with friends and family, and lots of flexibility in scheduling.

Toys and Gifts

Toys and gift cards (department stores, grocery stores, drug stores, gas stations, bus tickets).

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Laptops, docking stations and stackable chairs with arms.

Journey Mental Health Center, Inc.

Dori Botts
dori.botts@journeymhc.org
(608) 280-2682
http://www.journeymhc.org
8:30 AM-5:00 PM M-F

Toys and Gifts

Young reader books/first-reader books, bilingual books for adults and children, arts and craft supplies.

Food

Pre-packaged individually wrapped snacks for children and baby formula.

Clothing and Personal Items

In-home safety items (baby gates, latches, etc.), car seats, diapers, socks, underwear, and flip-flops for adult males and females, various toiletries (toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, shaving supplies, etc.).

Latino Academy of Workforce Development

Latino Academy provides quality education and training to adults in Dane County to move them into sustainable-livable wages and career pathways.

Norma Gallegos
norma@latinoacademywi.org
(608) 310-4573
http://www.latinoacademywi.org
9:00 AM-6:00 PM M-F, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Sa

Holiday Volunteers

6 volunteers are needed to participate on their Fiesta Navideña (holiday party) on Saturday, December 1 from 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

Toys and Gifts

Gifts for children from age 3 to 12 for Fiesta Navideña. Looking for about 30 gifts for ages 3 to 8 and 20 gifts for ages 8 and up.

Holiday Decorations

XL Santa Claus costume, wrapping paper, ornaments, party supplies.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

20 combo school desk chairs, 2 to 5 laptops.

Lussier Community Education Center

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

Cristina Johnson
cristinajohn@gmail.com
(608) 833-4979
http://www.LCECmadison.org
8:30 AM-5:30 PM M-F

Toys and Gifts

Small, new 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).

Food

Hearty soups, spaghetti, pasta sauce, canned fruit and vegetables, tuna and other canned meats, beans, juice, peanut butter, jelly, diapers, toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes, paper towels, feminine products.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Copier paper, flash drives (1+ GB), Dry Erase markers, batteries, headphones.

Lakeview Lutheran Church

Lakeview Lutheran Church is dedicated to being a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), the largest body of Lutherans in this nation. They are a welcoming community that seeks the diversity of gender, age, race, culture and sexual orientation. Lakeview is committed to an outreach ministry that is global in nature. Hospitality is a valuable characteristic of all they offer from this place.

Laura Jasiczek
(608) 244-6181
http://lakeviewlutheranchurch.org/

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help cook, serve or clean up the Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, Nov. 22.

Madison Area Food Pantry Gardens

We are a local non-profit volunteer organization helping feed the needy in the Madison, Wisconsin area. We plant, grow and provide 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

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to package 300 pounds of pinto beans for distribution to food pantries. Groups will be divided up into 4 teams to label bags, place beans into bags weighed for correct weight at least 24 Oz. Bags will be folded, sealed readied for shipping to food pantries. All material is provided and can be brought to your location for part of a holiday party or team building effort. If interested in help fund this project please contact us.

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 Children's Museum

Madison Children's Museum's mission is: to connect children with their families, their communities, and the world beyond through discovery learning and creative play. Madison Children's Museum is a nonprofit, hands-on museum offering interactive exhibits and educational programs for children ages birth to twelve and their families.

Joe Bazler
volunteers@madisonchildrensmuseum.org
(608) 256-6445
http://www.madisonchildrensmuseum.org
9:30 AM-5:00 PM T-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 Museum of Contemporary Art

The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art is an independent organization that exhibits, collects, and preserves modern and contemporary art to provide transformative experiences that educate, reflect and inspire us as individuals and a community.

Amy Lambright Murphy
volcoord@mmoca.org
(608) 257-0158 x230
http://www.mmoca.org
9:00 AM-5:00 PM M, 1:00 PM-5:00 PM T-R, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM F

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed the weekend of November 17 and 18 for MMoCA's 48th Annual Art & Gift Fair to greet the public at admissions tables, stamp fair passports, provide short breaks for exhibiting artists, help artists load in and out, photograph the event and more. (Event formerly known as the Holiday Art Fair).

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) 267-2344
https://www.madisonseniorcenter.org
8:30 AM-4:00 PM M-F

Food

Crackers, chips, sugar packets, creamer packets.

Holiday Decorations

Disposable table clothes, utensils, cups, napkins, or placemats for annual holiday lunch(red/green colors). Wall paper rolls (at least 2 feet wide in variations of red/green/gold).

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”) and washable colored markers.

Madison Sock Exchange

Madison Sock Exchange is a recently-launched nonprofit program pairing socks with agencies serving homeless individuals. Clean, dry socks are essential to both personal hygiene and foot health, but are in short supply on the streets.

Saer Gilbertson
MSE@madisonsock.exchange
(608) 371-9734
http://www.madisonsock.exchange
9:30 AM-12:30 PM M-F

Clothing and Personal Items

New socks of any color or size for any age or gender!

Madison-area Urban Ministry

Madison-area Urban Ministry supports youth and families impacted by parental incarceration, as well as assists those newly released from prison in their reentry.

Shawna Lutzow
shawna@emum.org
(608) 256-0906
http://www.emum.org
9:00 AM-5:00 PM M-F

Toys and Gifts

$25 gift cards, board games, basketballs, soccer balls, volleyballs, remote control cars, watches for teens, jewelry for teens, baby dolls, action figures, jewelry making kits, craft kits and baby toys.

Make-A-Wish Wisconsin

Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Jade Pekol
Jpekol@wisconsin.wish.org
(608) 252-4323 x2202
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 and dolls. All toys should be new and unwrapped.

MARC, Inc. (Madison Area Rehabilitation Centers, Inc.)

MARC’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for individuals with significant disabilities. MARC is the largest provider of employment and day services for adults with significant intellectual disabilities in Dane County. MARC provides individualized employment supports, education and training opportunities and personal care services.

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

Toys and Gifts

Gift cards to Walmart, Bowl-a-Vard, Palace Cinema, Middleton Sport Bowl, Target, Kohl's, Amazon, and fuel cards for community outings. Gift cards to restaurants for client lunches in Mt Horeb, Stoughton, Madison.

Food

Gift cards to Miller and Sons, Schubert’s (Mount Horeb), Perkins (Fish Hatchery), Culver's, Walmart, Hy-Vee, Pick N Save.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

2 Wii gaming system w/games and 4 controllers, 3 recliner – vinyl upholstery, 1 rocker/recliner – vinyl upholstery, 2 gliders - vinyl upholstery, nature DVDs for visual stimuli, bingo game with tumbler, sensory room objects, craft kits and supplies, construction paper, washable markers, 4 Smart TVs for day services/day care services, education/entertainment and skills training at 4 locations - between 30-42 inches as the larger size is needed for individuals who are visually impaired, craft paints, modeling clay, beads/beading cord, latch work kits with printed canvases, outdoor basketball hoop, 2 picnic tables - all weather/long lasting, board games, card games, fun and educational, canvas panels 8 X 10, twin XL bedding for hospital bed, pillows/pillow cases, books - educational, craft paint brushes, assortment of stamps, ink pads, single colors, sensory smell kits, floor fan (for rainy/snowy days), microwaves for heating up lunches.

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 of charge 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

There will be many volunteer opportunities during MOM's event, Creating for a Cause: Holiday Art Fair (to be held at the Food Pantry on December 1 and 2). To see what volunteer positions are available during the event (and to set-up on November 30), visit momhelps.org and then go to "Volunteer-Special Events" and sign up to volunteer.

Toys and Gifts

Purchase gifts for a family through the Sharing Christmas program. For more information, visit sharingchristmas.momhelps.org. The Sharing Christmas program matches donors with hundreds of local families who have successfully registered through MOM. Donors deliver their gifts directly to the family with whom they have been matched or may drop them off at the MOM office for the family to pick up. Also need gas cards (e.g from Kwik Trip), and gift cards to Walgreens or Target or Wal-Mart where clients can get much-needed supplies.
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 items including cookie mix, cutters, frosting, etc. These donations should be brought to the MOM Distribution Center, except for Senior Citizen Kits and gift cards, which should be brought to the MOM Main Office.

Food

Visit our website for a listing of the "Food Pantry Top 10 List" - topten.momhelps.org. Also donations of Spice kits or Flavors from Around the World are appreciated (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.

Clothing and Personal Items

Gently used (and clean) winter clothing, bed linens (all sizes), blankets, comforters, diapers (large sizes particularly), brand new socks and underwear especially in plus sizes, toilet paper, paper towels, personal care items including shampoo, deodorant, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, feminine hygiene products, shaving cream, laundry detergent. These Clothing and Personal Items donations to be brought to the MOM Distribution Center. Cloth bags/kits/wrapped in ribbon to include new items: pj's for all sizes both kids and adults; soap/washcloth/toothbrush/toothpaste; bra/pantie kits; men's boxers/socks; slippers; shirt/tie; socks for all ages/genders.

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, leadership development, and mentoring.

Gabrielle Hinahara
middletonyouthcenter@ci.middleton.wi.us
(608) 821-8363
http://www.cityofmiddleton.us/youthcenter
11:00 AM-3:00 PM M-F

Toys and Gifts

Sports equipment, academic and board games, school supplies, art supplies

Food

Holiday treats, after school snack foods, non-perishable foods to send home with students for the weekend.

Clothing and Personal Items

Winter accessories for middle school students (hats, gloves, scarves, boots, warm socks, etc.).

Holiday Decorations

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

Mobility Training and Independent Living Programs, Inc.

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities by providing the support and training necessary for each person to work and participate in the community and live as independently as possible.

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 Monday-Friday 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

Women's and men's new clothing sizes S-XL, hats, mittens, slippers, backpacks, lap blankets, socks, hair accessories, hair brushes/combs, lotions and body sprays.

Holiday Decorations

Holiday wrapping paper, plastic table covers, holidays cards, Christmas lights.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Small binders

NAMI Wisconsin

NAMI Wisconsin is the state affiliate of NAMI. Our mission is to improve the quality of life of people affected by mental illness and to promote recovery throughout the state of Wisconsin.

Jessica Gruneich
jessica@namiwisconsin.org
(608) 268-6000
http://www.namiwisconsin.org
8:00 AM-4:00 PM M-F

Clothing and Personal Items

During the 2018 holiday season, NAMI Wisconsin is launching a Warm Winter Wishes Campaign. They are asking for: new scarves, hats, blankets, hoodies, coats, warm clothing, etc. We are also accepting gift cards that staff can use to purchase Warm Winter Wishes items. The collected items will be sent to local families and individuals affected by mental illness. These items will provide warmth and let community members know they are not alone in facing mental health challenges.

Nehemiah

There is a need and a desire for a stronger Madison for all -- therefore, Nehemiah focuses on strengthening the African American community. Nehemiah cultivates character, leadership, and economic development for the African American community through culturally grounded programs

Marie Stolzenburg
volunteer@nehemiah.org
(608) 257-2453 x235
http://www.https://nehemiah.org/
8:30 AM-4:30 PM M-R, 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), Afrocentric children’s books and gift cards for kids and adults.

Food

Food gift cards (grocery stores).

Clothing and Personal Items

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 and gas cards.

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 50+ groups , along with community members who participate in programs such as summer camp, collegiate mentoring, senior fitness, and more.

Laura Gundlach
laura@neighborhoodhousemadison.org
(608) 255-5337
http://www.neighborhoodhousemadison.org
10:00 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

New/lightly used board games, card games, puzzles, kid kits (art supplies/creative activities), gaming systems and games, new and used books, movies, and CDs for youth and adults, sports and outdoor equipment. All NEW items such as toys and games for children of all ages, backpacks/school supplies, sports equipment (basketballs, footballs, etc.), LEGOS, gift cards for teenagers, snacks, clothing for youth, diaries/journals, new books and movies, coloring books, headphones/earbuds, youth bus passes, stuffed animals, baby toys.

Food

Non-perishable and shelf stable food items for Thanksgiving Basket donations.

Clothing and Personal Items

NEW warm winter wear for Winter Clothing Drive, including: coats, scarves, gloves, mittens, hats, boots, snow pants, warm socks, etc.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Bus passes, tablets, laptops, Chromebooks, laminators, copy paper, colored printer paper, envelopes (all sizes), new/lightly used office chairs and tables, shredder, small office supplies (paperclips, staples, 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.

Ruth Hellenbrand
rhellenbrand@nescoinc.org
(608) 243-5252 x209
http://www.nescoinc.org
8:00 AM-4:30 PM M-F

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for snow shoveling and home chores for older adults around the North/Eastside November-January, dates and times are flexible.

Toys and Gifts

1 living room chair and 1 television (please call first to see if items are still needed).

Clothing and Personal Items

Badger Cab vouchers, paper towels, general cleaning supplies, Walgreens gift cards, Depends (small, medium, and large), toilet paper, grocery gift cards (i.e. Festival Foods, Pick 'n Save, Woodman's), packs of incontinence bed pads and/or underpads (large) and Senior Helpers gift certificates.

Oakwood Village University Woods Retirement Community

Oakwood Village University Woods Retirement Community is a continuing care retirement care community that serves older adults in independent living apartments, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing care.

Kim Viney
kim.viney@oakwoodvillage.net
(608) 230-4238
http://www.oakwoodvillage.net
8:00 AM-4:30 PM M-R

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help decorate Christmas trees November 27-29 (time TBD), and help undecorate Christmas trees between January 3-4 or January 7-8, between 9:00 AM-2:00 PM in the independent living apartments and skilled nursing care areas. Volunteer groups of 4 minimum and 6 maximum are welcome to help. Interested volunteers need physical ability to reach/lift and bend.

Operation Fresh Start

OFS programs are designed to transform lives at a critical time in a young person’s life. Their programs provide a path forward for disconnected youth in Dane County, ages 16-24, through mentoring, education, and employment training, leading to completing high school and continuing their education and/or self-sustaining employment.

Jill Pfeiffer
jpfeiffer@operationfreshstart.org
(608) 244-4721
http://www.operationfreshstart.org
8:00 AM-4:30 PM M-F

Food

Pizza donation (gift certificate) for holiday youth appreciation event, grocery store gift certificate for holiday youth appreciation event.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Table tennis table, new table tennis paddles, new fold up saw horses/shop tables, washing machine - new or like new, dryer - new or like new, new bath towels, new wash cloths, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies.

OutReach LGBTQ Community Center

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

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

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to help at the annual Holiday Party on December 8. Volunteers are needed from 5:00 PM-9:00 PM to help with event set-up, registration and event clean-up.

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, and 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

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 and napkins.

Olbrich Botanical Gardens

Olbrich Botanical Gardens is home to 16 acres of outdoor gardens, an indoor tropical conservatory, and year-round educational programming. The joy, diversity and beauty of plants is shared by more than 325,000 annual visitors.

Marty Petillo
mpetillo@cityofmadison.com
(608) 246-5807
http://www.olbrich.org
8:00 AM-4:30 PM M-F

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to welcome visitors at the front entrance, the entrance to Olbrich's Holiday Flower and Train Show, and inside the entrance to the tropical conservatory.

Porchlight,Inc.

Porchlight strives to reduce homelessness in Dane County by collaborating with the community to provide shelter, affordable housing and supportive services that eliminate barriers and empower the individuals and families they serve.

Jessica Mathis
jmathis@porchlightinc.org
(608) 257-2534 x20
http://www.porchlightinc.org
8:00 AM-5:00 PM M-F

Clothing and Personal Items

All purpose cleaner, disinfectant wipes, window and floor cleaner, sponges/scrubbers, kitchen and bathroom cleaners, dish and laundry soap (single load pods and bottles), brooms, dust pans, mops, buckets, small garbage cans and bags, laundry baskets, single sheet sets (twin-queen), twin sized blankets made of cotton or wool, bath towels, hand towels, wash clothes, Kleenex, toilet paper and paper towels, travel and family size shampoos, conditioner, soap/body wash, lotion, men and women’s deodorant and shaving cream.

Positive Women for Change Inc.

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

Kia Stearn
kia.pw4c@gmail.com
(608) 622-9351
http://www.positivewomenforchange.org
1:00 PM-4:00 PM M-F, calls preferred

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteer drivers needed to pick up attendees for educational events, as well as volunteer licensed child care providers.

Food

Grocery store gift cards for food at weekly and/or monthly group support meetings, and for food insecure families facing adversity or trauma.

Clothing and Personal Items

Business professional clothing, shoes, boots, and accessories such as jewelry, winter boots-waterproof for deep snow or stylish boots, which may help boost self-esteem during job search for women who are facing adversity, 2 large children's blankets soft/plush (new), 10 cuddly teddy bears (new), 10 family essentials care baskets i.e. personal care items in gift basket, care basket theme for Moms with kids ages 0-16.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Cab bucks or cab dollars from local cab companies, Brother ink cartridges LC101 Black, Brother ink cartridges LC103 Color, blank ledger book, portable rolling laptop bag or satchel holder with wheel or backpack on wheels that has laptop compartment, grocery store gift cards for food at educational support groups, fuel cards for participants to get to educational support meetings and events, plastic filing cabinet/drawers, filing folders, filing labels, address labels, folder labels, thank you cards, gift cards for basic essential needs from big box stores like Target, Shopko or Walmart and postage stamps.

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, kinetic sand, colored cardstock, essential oils, clear Elmer’s glue, glitter/sequins, Gorilla glue, soccer ball, flat rubber portable/throw-down baseball bases, 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).

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Dry Erase markers, sticky name badges, clothes pins, painter’s tape, athletic mat cleaner, wicker baskets, cellophane bags, thick bow-making ribbon, basket filler, hotel/call bell, current version of Adobe Creative Suite software, 24”x48” whiteboards (3).

Reach Dane Head Start

Reach Dane provides Head Start and Early Head Start programming in Dane and Green Counties. Reach Dane has 16 sites that serves near 1,000 children between the ages of 0-5 years. Reach Dane changes the lives of underserved children and families through education and supportive services.

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

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 in Madison) on Tuesday, December 11 and Wednesday, December 12.

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Madison

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Madison is a locally funded and operated non-profit, 501 (c )(3). We provide a "home away from home" for families whose children (18 and under) are undergoing treatment at select Madison area health care facilities. The House allows families to stay together during a 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

$10-$25 local gas cards (BP, Mobil, Kwik Trip in our neighborhood), $10-$25 Walgreens and Target gift cards (in our neighborhood), $5-$25 fast food or other restaurant gift cards.

Food

Individual serving sized bagged chips or pretzels, individual serving sized fruit cups or applesauce, individual serving sized pudding cups or cookies, snack and sandwich sized Ziplock bags, plastic spoons (spoons only), Pick 'n Save grocery store gift cards for purchasing perishable items for our guest families.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Disinfectant wipes, paper towel rolls, boxed Kleenex, dryer sheets, vinyl powder free gloves (medium and large sized), liquid hand soap, 13 gallon trash bags, 30-33 gallon heavy duty kitchen trash bags, forever stamps, 8 1/2 x 11 recycled printer paper.

Sankofa Behavioral & Community Health

SankofaBCH is a community organization and adheres to the African proverb that states, "If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." As such, They seek long-term solutions to problems. They know that solutions are more likely to be sustained when each of us, our families, and our communities are returned to health.

Valerie Henderson
pariss@sankofabch.org
(608) 285-9101
http://www.sankofabch.org
8:00 AM-6:00 PM M-R

Toys and Gifts

Educational learning toys for children 8 months- 18 years, books for children, board games and art supplies.

Food

Thanksgiving baskets, Christmas baskets, baby formula, baby food, fresh produce.

Clothing and Personal Items

Shoes, pants, shirts, socks, underwear, blankets, diapers, wipes, toothpaste, deodorant, razors, shaving cream, tissue, paper towels, tampons and pads.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Office paper, ink for printer, Kleenex, hand sanitizer, clipboards, paper clips, sticky notes, garbage bags, waiting area chairs.

Stoughton Area Resource Team Inc. (START)

The Stoughton Area Resource Team Inc. (START) provides a confidential, caring way to link Stoughton residents under age 55 with community resources, offers advocacy and provides support in housing, utilities, transportation, health and employment. Case management is offered as well as short term financial assistance when appropriate.

Cindy Thompson
cthompson@startstoughton.org
(608) 577-5650
http://www.STARTstoughton.org
8:30 AM-4:30 PM M-F

Toys and Gifts

Gift cards (Pick ‘n Save, Target, Walgreens, Walmart, restaurants, movie theaters, gas stations, department stores, etc.), board/card games, gaming systems (Xbox, PlayStation, Wii), games to match the gaming system, canvases for art work, paint brushes, tie-dye materials, fabric paint, craft materials, make-up, body lotion, perfume/cologne, body spray, body soap, athletic wear for teens, sporting good gifts (football, basketball, baseball, etc.), curling iron, flat iron, hair dryer, jewelry, purses, watches, dolls, action figures, educational learning toys, toy trucks, blankets, pillows, decorations for teenage room, building blocks, books, DVDs, Blue-ray videos, DVD/Blue-ray player, LEGOS.

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), new socks, new underwear (children-adult), adult hoodies, make-up, body lotion, perfume/cologne, body spray, body soap, comforter sets (all bed sizes), blankets, pillows, lip balm, body wash, backpacks, duffle bags, luggage, mittens, gloves, scarfs, winter coats, pajamas (all sizes), adult size robes, hair accessories, slippers, hair brushes, sweatshirts, sweatpants.

Holiday Decorations

Holiday themed wrapping paper, tissue paper, gift bags, bows, to/from tags, string lights, décor, table cloths, artificial Christmas trees, stockings, holiday cards, holiday ornaments, tree toppers, tree skirts, gift boxes.

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, forever stamps, 62XL HP ink/toner, shredder, new computer printer.

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 x424
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, help clients make food selections and tally points along the way. Help is needed on Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 10:30 AM-3:15 PM, Thursday from 2:30 PM-7:15 PM and Saturday from 9:00 AM-12:15 PM.

Food

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

Clothing and Personal Items

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

SSM Health St. Mary's Care Center

SSM Health St. Mary's Care Center is a non-profit Care Center which primarily serves older adults and those with disabilities in the areas of rehab, long term, end of life and memory care.

Carmela Mulroe
carmela.mulroe@ssmhealth.com
(608) 845-0582
https://www.facebook.com/SSMHealthStMarysCareCenter/
8:30 AM-3:30 PM M-F

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to Christmas Carol, bake cookies with small groups of residents, lead small groups of residents in holiday crafts, call bingo Monday or Thursday afternoons 1:45 PM-3:15 PM, play piano or act as a musical minstrel in resident rooms by playing portable instruments or singing.

Toys and Gifts

Music CDs in the genres of Country, R & B, 50s, 60s, 70s, portable CD players with power cords.

Clothing and Personal Items

Unopened nail polish, nail polish remover.

Holiday Decorations

Holiday wrapping paper rolls, white holiday lights (100 bulb strands).

South Madison Coalition of The Elderly

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

Jeanette Arthur
arthur@smcelder.com
(608) 251-8405
http://www.smcelder.com
8:00 AM-4:00 PM M-R, 8:00 AM-3:00 PM F

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed on Thanksgiving Day to deliver Thanksgiving dinners to the home-bound seniors. Drivers with a car are needed as well. Volunteer musicians are also needed to perform at senior lunches during the holiday season.

Toys and Gifts

Taxi cab vouchers, Metro bus passes, Metro para-transit tickets, and gift cards (restaurants and groceries such as Culver's, Walgreens, Pick 'n Save, Woodman's).

Holiday Decorations

Holiday gift wrapping paper, holiday gift bags (medium, large, and extra large sizes), tissue paper.

Sisters of Saint Mary's Health at Home Hospice

SSM Hospice services are a comforting alternative to the traditional hospital setting. Hospice services make it possible for a terminally ill person to remain in familiar home surroundings and faces. Although care is focused in the home, support during short-term hospitalizations is also available for periods of crisis.

Kim Black
kblack@hhuvns.org
(608) 270-7510
http://www.ssmhealth.com
9:00 AM-4:30 PM M-F

Food

Snack crackers, fruit snacks, bottled water.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Simple arts and crafts for elderly patients, meditation coloring books and pencils with the, small pencil sharpeners, paper cups, paper plates, napkins, plastic forks, plastic spoons, plastic table cloths, craft water based paints and large handled art paint brushes.

Sheltering Animals of Abuse Victims

Sheltering Animals of Abuse Victims is a nonprofit dedicated to ending the cycle of abuse within families. SAAV plays a unique role in this fight by recognizing the importance of animals as vital family members and arranging for their safe harbor at a time of critical need - when a domestic abuse victim seeks refuge from an abuser.

Megan Senatori
Info@saavprogram.org
(608) 252-9395
http://www.saavprogram.org
Email preferred; 9:00 AM-5:00 PM M-F

Toys and Gifts

Gift cards to assist domestic abuse victims with caring for their animals (such as for pet food, toys, treats, supplies, grooming and other animal care necessities).

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 counties.

Pam Higham
pamh@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 inside Donation Window Monday-Thursday from 12:00 PM-2:00 PM and Friday from 12:00 PM-4:00 PM. Volunteers greet donors, weigh donations and help donors fill out a simple receipt. Training and staff backup/support are provided throughout each shift. Donations ebb and flow so this assignment is ideal for volunteers who can bring a project, have homework, like to read, etc.

Food

Milk, canned fruit (juice or water packed preferred), peanut butter and jelly, boxed cereal, spaghetti, pasta sauce, tuna (water packed preferred), canned soup.

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.

Carrie Riddle
swc@asolidarity.org
(608) 219-4840
http://www.santaswithoutchimneys.org
Hours vary - Email or Call

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed from November-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, December 24, 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 our Facebook page.

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. Fulfill specific gift requests by sponsoring a child or family at 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, used or new laptop to keep track of everything at the workshop.

Sankofa Behavioral & Community Health

Sankofa Behavioral & Community Health is a not for profit certified outpatient behavioral health clinic that was officially established in 2012. They proudly contend that their origins extend back to Civil Rights and Women’s Rights movements. These struggles for empowerment inform their practice and treatment of individuals seeking behavioral health.

Valerie Henderson
pariss@sankofabch.org
(608) 285-9101
http://www.sankofabch.org
8:00 AM-6:00 PM M-F

Toys and Gifts

Educational learning toys, books, board games, art supplies.

Food

Christmas baskets, baby formula, baby food, fresh produce.

Clothing and Personal Items

Shoes, socks, blankets, pants, shirts, underwear, diapers, wipes. toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, razors, shaving cream, tissue, paper towels, tampons, pads.

Holiday Decorations

Wrapping paper, cards.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Office paper, ink for printer, Kleenex, hand sanitizer, sticky notes, garbage bags, paper plates, cups, coffee, grocery store gift cards.

Tenant Resource Center

The Tenant Resource Center provides free information on rental rights for tenants and landlords statewide. We help with eviction prevention, rent assistance, homelessness prevention, and community outreach case management. Our goal is to keep as many people in their homes as possible. We stand strong "For Housing Justice in Wisconsin"

Scott McCormick
Office@TenantResourceCenter.org
(608) 257-0006 x0
http://www.tenantresourcecenter.org
9:00 AM-6:00 PM M-F

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for Housing Counselors to assist in taking messages, calls, and data entry.

Food

Nonperishable snacks foods, individual soup cups, individually wrapped granola bars, protein bars, grocery gift cards of $5, $10, or $20.

Clothing and Personal Items

Weatherproof blankets, weather proof clothing (new or softly worn), tampons, sanitary pads, hand warmers, bug spray, gas cards of $5, $10, or $20, bus passes, travel size toiletries, soap bars, socks (all sizes), underwear (in all adult sizes for men and women), weather proof backpacks, thermos travel mugs with lid, travel size baby wipe packages.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Printer paper, gift cards for Vista Print, Costco, office supply stores, Visa gift cards, MasterCard gift cards to assist tenants with rent assistance and/or other housing related assistance or homeless prevention needs.

The Beacon- Catholic Charities

The Beacon operates Dane County’s first comprehensive homeless day resource center. The center is open 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., 7 days a week, 365 days a year, including the holidays. The Beacon provides showers, bathrooms, laundry, housing assistance, employment assistance, lunch and snacks, computers, case management and other nonprofits.

Tami Fleming
tfleming@ccmadison.org
(608) 826-8022
http://www.thebeaconhelps.org
8:30 AM-4:30 PM M-F

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. 7 days a week to help run the laundry, shower program, the computer lab on the second floor, assist with children in the program. Help make a difference during the holidays for people that are homeless.

Toys and Gifts

For children ages 1-18: 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 (make-up, gum, lip balm), clothing and personal items, children's snow pants/snow suits, hats and gloves (not homemade), long underwear (infant-adult 3XL), winter boots (children-adult),razors, shaving cream, deodorant, new socks and new underwear (child – adult) , adult sweatshirts, and adult reading glasses.

The Demeter Foundation, Inc.

Our agency advocates and educates for the humane treatment and civil rights of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women. We provide direct services to women in Dane County.

Alice Pauser
tdfwi@live.com
(608) 298-3563
http://www.thedemeterfoundation.com
8:30 AM-3:30 PM M-R

Holiday Decorations

Holiday cards.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

HP Officejet Pro 8600 printer cartridges, refurbished laptop computer, printer paper, three hole punch, gift cards to Staples or Office Depot, plastic storage bins, two pocket folders, shipping labels, file cabinet.

The Rainbow Project

The Rainbow Project is a non-profit, counseling and resource clinic for young children and families who have experienced trauma, such as child abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, domestic violence, community violence, natural disaster, chronic or terminal illness, and more. Rainbow has been serving Dane County and surrounding counties since 1980.

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

Toys and Gifts

New or gently used dress up clothes (super hero costumes are best), toy food for play kitchens, plastic dollhouse figurines/people, children's books, non-permanent markers, stamps and ink pads, paint brushes, glitter (assorted colors), crayons, colored pencils, balloons (for making stress balls), play sand, beads, yarn/string (assorted colors), ribbon.

Food

Snacks and drinks for kids (to provide to them during their appointments): individually packaged fruit snacks, chips, crackers, granola bars, goldfish, fruit cups, Jell-O, pudding, bottled water, juice boxes/pouches, shelf-stable milk, gift cards to grocery stores to provide food each week to support groups.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Copy paper (white, 20 lb), cardstock (white and assorted colors, 90 lb), notebooks/journals, two pocket folders, 1/3 tab manila folders, labels (Avery #8366 and #5160), envelopes (#10), Sharpies, Post-it Notes, stamps, batteries (AA and AAA), paper towel rolls, toilet paper, napkins, paper plates, 10 oz. plastic/paper cups.

The River Food Pantry

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 from 4:30 PM–8:00 PM during the Thanksgiving Dinner on November 16 and the Holiday Meal on December 21. The food pantry will need extra volunteers from December 17 to January 31 when many regular volunteers are not available. Help is needed Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 AM–1:30 PM and 4:30 PM–6:45 PM; Friday from 4:30 PM–8:00 PM. Mobile lunch volunteers are also needed to make and distribute lunches during MMSD winter break, December 24-January 4. If interested in volunteering, see our website for more information. Volunteer groups must register in advance.

Food

Non-perishable food pantry items, canned protein (tuna, chicken), rice items, soups, mac n’ cheese, juice, healthy cereals and snacks (granola bars, fruit snacks), baby food, baby formula.

Clothing and Personal Items

New/gently used clothing, personal items, blankets, towels, toiletries, diapers, hygiene products, shoes, socks, underwear, miscellaneous household items. We are always in need of men’s and kids’ clothing. Plus sizes are appreciated.

The Road Home Dane County

The Road Home Dane County provides opportunities for homeless children and their families to achieve self-determined goals and affordable housing. To accomplish our mission, we rely on the help and support of individuals, congregations and businesses throughout Dane County.

Alane Conn
vol.mgr@trhome.org
(608) 294-7998 x306
http://www.trhome.org
9:00 AM-5:00 PM M-F

Toys and Gifts

Educational games for children of all ages, flash cards, fun learning games or work books to help children with educational success, activity and coloring books, paint/marker sets, diary or journal, headphones or earbuds, name brand long athletic socks for children of all ages (Nike, Adidas, etc.), body wash/spray kits for older teens, make-up kits for older teens, socks for children of all ages, Playdoh kits, LEGO sets, gift cards for older teens (Walmart, Target, etc.), arts and craft items, building blocks, baby dolls, super hero toys, character themed fleece blankets for children.

Food

Snack-size and easy to prepare items for children, gift cards to local restaurants/fast food places for families, gift cards to local grocery stores for families (Woodman's, Pick-N-Save, etc.), smaller amount gift cards to fast food places for teenagers, individual juice boxes, bottles of juice, bottled water, disposable dishes and silverware.

Clothing and Personal Items

Diapers (sizes 4, 5, 6), pull-ups, diaper wipes, baby care items, diaper cream, laundry detergent, bleach, fabric softener, quarters for the laundromat, household cleaners (409, Clorox), kitchen size trash bags, dish soap, sponges, bathroom cleaner, liquid hand soap, full-size shampoo and conditioner (designed for African American hair), body wash, feminine care items, lotion, hair ties, brushes and combs, toilet paper, facial tissue, socks for all ages, underwear for all ages, pajamas for children/teens, bed pillows, full-size new blankets, bath towels.

Holiday Decorations

Heavy duty black trash bags, packing tape.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Disposable dishes and silverware, napkins, arts and craft supplies for children's activities.

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 our 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/
9:00 AM-5:00 PM M-F

Holiday Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to be Bell Ringers November 9-December 24 (excluding Sundays). Kettles are located throughout Dane County. Contact Rose_Bois@usc.salvationarmy.org or (608) 250-2235 with your interest.

Toys and Gifts

Seeking new toys for children staying at the Family Shelter. Books, puzzles, games, action figures, building sets (LEGOS, K’NEX), arts and crafts sets (Alex, Melissa & Doug, Crazy Art), vehicles, and radio controlled cars, balls (football, basketball, soccer), educational and learning toys for 0-36 months children, gift cards (restaurants, movies, Walmart, Target) and Madison Metro daily bus tickets. Also, the Adopt-A-Family Program (connects sponsors with families to "adopt" by providing them with a family profile and wish list). Sponsors buy presents for their specific families and deliver them to The Salvation Army. Volunteers and staff distribute your gifts to the families in December. Adopt-a-Family runs November 1-December 8.

Clothing and Personal Items

New twin size bedding (blankets, fitted sheets, pillow cases), pillows, wash clothes and towels, pots and pans, cookware, kitchen utensils, dish rack, dish cloths and towels, mops, buckets, brooms and dust pans, disposable diapers or pull ups (size 3, 4, 5), wet wipes, sippy cups, personal care items (shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, razors and shaving cream , lotion, lip balm, famine hygiene products.

Triangle Community Ministry

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

Meg Nielsen
TriangleMinistry@sbcglobal.net
(608) 257-8517
http://www.TriangleMinistry.com
9:00 AM-5:00 PM M-R

Holiday Volunteers

Two volunteers needed to wrap Christmas gifts for Triangle residents on Monday, December 10, at 2:00 PM at the TCM office at 755 Braxton Place, Brittingham Apartments B101.

Toys and Gifts

Gift cards (Pick 'n Save and Walmart), Badger Cab voucher booklets, bus passes, 2019 calendars.

Food

Holiday food items for residents may include: small packets of flavored coffee, stews, spaghetti sauces, pasta, rice, quick/microwaveable meals (Rice-a-Roni, instant Mac and Cheese), canned fruit, couscous/noodles, artificial sweeteners and/or sugar packets.

Clothing and Personal Items

Shampoo, conditioner, toilet paper, facial tissues, body soap, mouth wash, dental 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).

Walbridge School

Walbridge School is a small nonprofit school serving students with specific learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia.

Colleen Lourigan
clourigan@walbridgeschool.org
(608) 833-1338
https://www.walbridgeschool.org/
1:00 PM-3:30 PM M-F

Toys and Gifts

23 gingerbread house kits for event on December 10.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

White sulphite paper 9x12, black sulphite paper 9x12, Royal Brush RCVP 108 Classroom Set (various sizes of paint brushes), oil pastels (classroom set), chalk pastels (classroom set), Crayola Air-Dry Clay (white), Pan Watercolors, colored cardstock - heavyweight (any color), colored paper (any color) - multiple or single color, Chinese Evergreen house plant (planter max 10"), magnetic whiteboard dimensions 48"-50" high and 42"-44" wide, Bloem Easy Pour Watering Can 2.6 Gallon, Bloem Easy Pour Watering Can 1.6 Gallon, two Amazon Basics Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, Fellowes Binding Machine Quasar + Comb Binding #5227201, Westcott ACM15107 TrimQir Wood Guillotine Paper Trimmer with Anti-Microbial Protection 15".

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.

Tiffany Schafer
tiffanys@wmseniorcenter.org
(608) 238-7368
http://www.wmsenioncenter.org
1:30 PM-4:00 PM M, 12:30 PM-4:00 PM F

Toys and Gifts

Madison Metro 1 day and 10 day bus passes, Badger Cab voucher booklets, paratransit ticket booklets, Tracfone prepaid phone cards, gift cards for groceries.

Food

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

Clothing and Personal Items

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

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

2019 calendars, bingo prizes, gift cards or coupons (gas, fast food, restaurants, coffee, groceries, etc.).

Wisconsin Community Action Program

The Wisconsin Community Action Program Association (WISCAP) is a statewide network of sixteen Community Action Agencies (CAA) and two special purpose agencies. WISCAP serves as an information clearinghouse, a policy review and advocacy forum, a public information network, a
training facilitator, and an administrative agency.

Kassidy Berens
kberens@wiscap.org
(608) 244-4422
https://www.wiscap.org
8:00 AM-4:00 PM M-F

Holiday Decorations

General holiday decorations.

Program-Office-Agency-Donations

Varidesk Sit-to-Stand Desk, Laptop Dell Inspiron i7 5000, Office Depot gift cards.

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.

Erin Farrar
efarrar@ywcamadison.org
(608) 395-2148
http://www.ywcamadison.org
8:00 AM-5:00 PM M-F

Toys and Gifts

New car seats, strollers, new sippy cups, Pack n' Plays, coloring books and crayons, multicultural dolls, board picture books, picture books, books in Spanish, chapter books (ages 5–9), cultural storybooks, kids’ magazine subscriptions, bus passes (10-ride or 30-day passes), cab gift certificates, gas card gift certificates, grocery gift cards (Woodman’s/Dollar Store) and Walmart/Target gift cards.

Clothing and Personal Items

Linens (new twin and double sizes), pillows (new), comforter sets (twin and double), towels (new), cleaning supplies, high efficiency laundry detergent, brooms and dustpans, mops, microfiber cloths, all purpose cleaner, dish soap, pots and pans, kitchen utensils, hangars, plastic bins (for under bed storage).