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Dane County United Way 2010 Holiday Wish List
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All types of nonprofit agencies from across Dane County are looking for assistance through this special collection of holiday-related volunteer and donation opportunities.

You can make a difference in the life of a child, family, older adult, organization or individual in Dane County during the holiday season.

Below, you'll learn exactly what each agency is hoping to receive including volunteer service, food, toys and gifts, clothing and personal items, decorations and more! Simply use the alphabetical list of agencies to find a need that you can fill, the agency description and contact information.

Don't forget, you can help others at all times of year! Find opportunities that match your interests and availability at volunteeryourtime.org.

United Way of Dane County helps change lives and strengthens Dane County through the Agenda for Change the seven areas our community identified as our most critical issues. For more information, visit unitedwaydanecounty.org.

The Holiday Wish List is compiled by United Way and distributed in partnership with Isthmus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and FOX 47. This publication has been made possible by Physicians Plus Insurance Corporation and Business Volunteer Network.

Access to Independence
301 S. Livingston St., #200, Madison, WI 53703
Claire Draeger, 608-242-8484; claired@accesstoind.org
8:30-4:30 MONTHU
Nonprofit independent living center serving people with all types of disabilities, ages and incomes. Provides advocacy, information and referral, peer support and independent living skills training.
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Desktop, 42" flat-screen TV; Velcro display board at least 42" height

AIDS Network
600 Williamson St., Madison, WI 53703
Katie Childs, 608-316-8600; volunteer@aidsnetwork.org
8:30-5 MONFRI
Provides case management, prevention, dental, legal and other services to individuals and families living with HIV.
Holiday Volunteers
The Felicia Melton-Smyth Holiday Gift Drive is for families living with HIV. Volunteers needed to pick up gifts from local stores and wrap them in the office prior to distribution. Volunteers will be needed Dec. 17, 20, 21 and 22.
Food
Canned pumpkin; cranberries, pie crusts; roasting pans; gift cards for grocery stores
Toys and Holiday Gifts
iPods, Mp3 players, video games for Play Station/X-Box; children's books, board games; sporting goods such as footballs, soccer balls, baseballs, mitts, bikes, skateboards, etc.; toys such as stuffed animals, cars, trucks for children ages 2-10; gift cards for Wal-Mart, Target
Clothing and Personal Items
Heavy winter coats, sweatshirts, blue jeans, t-shirts, heavy socks, thermal underwear, winter boots for adults and children; personal items such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, body wash, deodorant; toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss; hand lotion, hand sanitizer; toilet paper, paper towels; laundry detergent, dish soap, surface cleaners
Holiday Decorations
Wrapping paper

Allied Wellness Center
2225 Allied Dr., #2, Madison, WI 53713
Susan Corrado, 608-274-7006; susan.corrado@oakwoodvillage.net
8:45-4:30 TUE-WED, 8:45-12 FRI
Neighborhood center promotes health and wellness of the mind, body and spirit of people living in the Allied, Belmar and Dunn's Marsh neighborhoods.
Food
Sponsor food donations for a big holiday dinner
Toys and Holiday Gifts
Children's games, children's activities; cloth bags, bus passes
Clothing and Personal Items
Diapers; glucometers, blood testing strips, over-the-counter cough medicine
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Laptop computers, LCD projector; printer ink for a HP Deskjet 840C-843, copy paper; pens

Alzheimer's & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin
517 N. Segoe Rd., Ste. 301, Madison, WI 53705
Bonnie Knuppel, 608-232-3400; bonnie.knuppel@alzwisc.org
8:30-4:30 MONFRI
Provides support to those impacted by Alzheimer's disease and other dementias through information, education, consultation, the promotion of research and state-wide advocacy.
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Computer speakers, electric stapler, desktop calculators; Easy-Change game board with stand (Siegel Display products), tabletop display board; brochure holders for tabletop, desktop tape dispensers; self-stick easel pads or wall pads size 25x30, assorted flipchart markers; any color copier paper; purple tablecloth size 60x126 or 90x156

American Red Cross - Badger Chapter
4860 Sheboygan Ave., Madison, WI 53705
Cathy Hopkins, 608-227-1259; chopkins@arcbadger.org
73:30 MONFRI
Provides immediate relief to individuals and families of disasters and helps communities prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.
Food
Gift cards for grocery stores, restaurants, infant supplies
Clothing and Personal Items
Sweatpants, sweatshirts for women, men and children; flip-flop sandals for women, men and children; new bath towels, twin size blankets; baby bottles, diapers, gift cards for infant supplies
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Flashdrives; school supplies, crayons; gift cards for gas, car washes, oil changes, office supplies

ARC Community Services
1409 Emil St., Madison, WI 53713
Laura Parker, 608-283-6426; laurap@arccommserv.com
95 MONFRI
Nonprofit agency providing innovative, responsive, strength-based, family-focused and community-based services to women and their families.
Toys and Holiday Gifts
Journals, 2011 planners/calendars; baby books, books (fiction and/or meditation); art supplies such as beading supplies, scrapbooking supplies, etc.; board games; toys for infants
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Padded folding chairs, silverware, Red Cross emergency kits

Bayview International Center for Education and the Arts
601 Bay View, Madison, WI 53715
Julie Shannon, 608-256-7808 x24; bayview_arts@yahoo.com
10:30-6 MONFRI
Provides children, youth and families affordable, high-quality youth-centered programs including after school care, academic support, recreation and arts/cultural development.
Holiday Volunteers
Volunteers needed for Fall Harvest/Thanksgiving Dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 23 from 48 pm, and Holiday Party on Wednesday, Dec. 29 from 14 pm.
Food
Thanksgiving dinner food items; holiday party snacks and cookies; Asian food items
Toys and Holiday Gifts
Toys, books, games for children ages 0-18
Clothing and Personal Items
Winter clothing for children ages 0-18; blankets; personal hygiene products

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County
2059 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704
Kristin Burki, 608-661-4393, kburki@bbbsmadison.org
8:30-5 MONFRI
Helps children reach their full potential through professionally supported, one-on-one relationships. Matches are made in community- and school-based mentoring programs.
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Board games, cards; art supplies, craft supplies, coloring books; books for children ages 5-14

Boys & Girls Club of Dane County
2001 Taft St., Madison, WI 53713
Alison Ahlgrim, 608-257-2606 x212; aahlgrim@bgcdc.org
95 MONFRI
Youth service organization for children ages 7-18 that inspires and enables all young people especially those from disadvantaged circumstances to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
Holiday Volunteers
Volunteers needed to wrap gifts for Boys & Girls Club members during Wrap Parties that take place in mid-December.
Food
Holiday food basket items such as turkey, potatoes, gravy mix, green beans, rolls, stuffing, cranberry sauce
Toys and Holiday Gifts
New toys, books, games for children ages 7-18
Clothing and Personal Items
Winter clothing such as scarves, hats, mittens, coats for children ages 7-18
Holiday Decorations
Wrapping paper, ornaments, holiday decorations

Breast Cancer Recovery
2800 Royal Ave., Ste. 306, Madison, WI 53713
Deb Ray, 608-661-4178; info@bcrecovery.org
8:30-4 MONTHU
Offers Infinite Boundaries four-day wellness retreats for women diagnosed with breast cancer, providing survivors the chance to explore feelings, fears and life wishes.
Program-Office-Agency Needs
iPod and dock, digital camera; craft supplies such as acrylic paints, fabric paints, quilt squares, etc.; white and color copy paper

Canopy Center
2120 Fordem Ave., Ste. 110, Madison, WI 53704
Allison Olson, 608-241-4888; allisono@canopycenter.org
115 MONTHU
Helps prevent child abuse and neglect, strengthen families and promote healing of those affected by abuse through the provision of culturally competent and diverse professional, volunteer and peer services.
Food
Non-perishable, healthy snacks; 100% fruit juice
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Journals, diaries, 8x11 non-spiral, top-bound notebooks; 1 view bind; pots and pans

Capital Candlelighters
517 N. Segoe Rd., #100, Madison WI 53705
Anne Spurgeon, 608-231-8006; info@capcan.org
93:30 MONFRI
Local support for children with cancer and their families. Provides support groups, educational, transportation and financial assistance, social events and advocacy for families through American Family Children's Hospital.
Food
Gift cards for grocery stores
Toys and Holiday Gifts
Gifts for children ages 10-18 such as iTunes cards, movie passes, gift cars to Best Buy and bookstores; small electronics like MP3 players; journals in gender neutral colors
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Open-backed bookshelves; laser printer; thank you cards, spiral notebooks, 1 white view binders

Capitol Lakes Retirement Community
333 W. Main St., Madison, WI 53703
Tonya Faust, 608-283-2119; tfaustziegler@retirement.org
92:30 TUE-THU
A downtown Madison community devoted to the respect and excellent care of senior adults.
Holiday Volunteers
Volunteers needed to decorate Christmas trees in early December; carolers are also needed throughout the holiday season.
Holiday Decorations
Holiday cards (blank or with a small message, hand-made or purchased)

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Madison
426 S. Yellowstone Dr., Madison, WI 53719
Jane McGowan, 608-821-3100; jmcgowan@ccmadison.org
94 MONFRI
Helps Dane County individuals, families, children, aging, developmentally disabled and persons with drug and alcohol addictions regardless of religious, ethnic, racial or social background, with family counseling, adoption, pregnancy counseling and respite care for aging.
Holiday Volunteers
Volunteers needed for the Aging Services Elder Mentor Program to assist seniors with essential tasks and to provide friendship during the holidays. Contact Jean Mueller, 833-4800, 94 MONFRI
Toys and Holiday Gifts
Toys, books, picture books about adoption, puzzles for children. Contact Sue Palm, 256-2358, 94 MONFRI
Clothing and Personal Items
New or like-new maternity clothes. Contact Trish Grant, 833-4800, 94 MONFRI

Central WI Center for the Developmentally Disabled
317 Knutson Dr., Madison, WI 53704
Kim Verstegen, 608-301-1954; kim.verstegen@dhs.wisconsin.gov
84:30 MONTHU
A residential center for people with developmental disabilities.
Toys and Holiday Gifts
Small musical instruments, small radios, disposable cameras; CDs, DVDs; board games, books
Clothing
Knitted winter hats, mittens, scarves for women and men
Holiday Decorations
Wrapping paper, cards

Centro Hispano of Dane County
810 W. Badger Rd., Madison, WI 53713
Veronica Lazo, 608-255-3018 x102; veronica@chdc.us
95 MONFRI
Social Services department provides support in housing, employment and translation. Educational Programs serve middle and high school students in afterschool tutorials. Community Events presents the annual banquet, Fiesta Hispana and Reyes Magos.
Toys and Holiday Gifts
Table games for youth such as Uno, Apples to Apples, Monopoly, etc.; sketch pats, canvas, acrylic paint, art brushes all sizes; water color pencils
Clothing and Personal Items
Jeans sizes 36/30, dress shirts size large, men's socks size 10, men's shoes size 9½, men's underwear size extra large; backpacks
Holiday Decorations
Picture/art frames of all sizes, inspirational youth posters; construction paper, decorative scissors, decorative hand punch, tissue paper, decorative paper shapers
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Laminator and plastic sheets; black easel; calculators, digital camera

Children's Service Society of Wisconsin
1716 Fordem Ave., Madison, WI 53704
Vlyn Davis, 608-442-4144; vlyn.davis@cssw.org
8:30-5 MON, WED, THU, FRI
Implementing the belief that every child is entitled to a permanent, safe and nurturing home, offers prevention, out-of-home care and child and family counseling services.
Toys and Holiday Gifts
Board games for families
Clothing and Personal Items
Hats, mittens, scarves
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Canon Pixma color printer, cartridge iP42; magazine subscriptions to Family Fun, Ladybug, Highlights for Young Children; paints, markers, construction paper, Play-Doh, blocks

Colonial Club Senior Activity Center
301 Blankenheim Ln., Sun Prairie, WI 53590
Patti Stockdale, 608-837-4611 x129; pstockdale@colonialclub.org
85 MONTHU, 811:30 FRI
Enhances the quality of life for older adults in northeast Dane County by providing services and activities.
Food
Items to make punch (7UP and white grape juice), tea bags, bottled water, cans of soda; candy bars, packages of cookies, individual bags of chips
Toys and Holiday Gifts
Bingo prizes, gift bags, Christmas pins; board games, large print books, CDs; gift cards for grocery stores, gas cards
Clothing and Personal Items
Deodorant, shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste; Kleenex, garbage bags; warm gloves; twin size blankets; umbrellas
Holiday Decorations
Centerpieces (Thanksgiving and Christmas), white Christmas tree lights, New Year's Eve decorations; small holiday plates, red or green holiday napkins, tablecloths
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Dish towels, dish cloths, kitchen aprons; non-zipper sandwich bags, plastic silverware, paper towel, Styrofoam cups; hand sanitizer; batteries (all sizes), packing tape; white or colored copy paper, paint brushes, black Sharpies, pipe cleaners; used books, greeting cards, picture frames; desk chairs; bulletin board decorations, birthday decorations

Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin, Inc.
1717 N. Stoughton Rd., Madison, WI 53704
Greta Hansen, 608-246-4730 x217; ghansen@cacscw.org
85 MONFRI
Anti-poverty community action agency that works with people affected by poverty through programs designed to increase self-sufficiency.
Food
Non perishable food items; baby formula
Clothing and Personal Items
New underwear for men, women and children such as bras, panties, pantyhose, knee highs, socks, boxers and briefs; personal hygiene products, diapers; adult size sleeping bags
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Garden tools, children's garden tools, 6-12' step ladders, 3 point earth auger, chipper/shredder, rototillers, weed whackers, power washer, gas-powered chainsaw, band saw, power tools, natural gas shop heater, portable generator, electric or gas powered hedge trimmer; shrubs, perennials; commercial refirgerators/freezers (especially glass front), refrigerator/freezer shelf thermometers, digital hand-held thermometer, window air conditioners; first-aid kits, flashlights, batteries, fire extinguishers; snow shovels; 40 step-on garbage cans, 40 recycling containers; locking file cabinets, card table, wall attachable baby changing table; digital camera, DVD player, TracFones; household cleaning supplies, toilet paper, paper towels; school supplies, wall and pocket calendars; bikes; gift cards for hardware stores such as Menards, Home Depot, Farm & Fleet; long distance calling cards, gas cards (especially Kwik Trip and PDQ), grocery store gift cards (especially Woodman's and Copps), Dane County restaurant gift cards; bus tickets, bus passes; can openers

Community GroundWorks
3601 Memorial Dr., Ste. 4, Madison, WI 53704
Christie Ralston, 608-240-0409; christie@troygardens.org
95 MONFRI
Cultivates a sustainable and healthful community of youth and adults from diverse backgrounds through urban farming, gardening and natural areas restoration.
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Truck (year 2004 or newer), 15-passenger van; lawnmowers, weed-whackers, wheelbarrows, garden shovels, pruners/clippers, scuffle hoes, leather work gloves, hay mulch, metal t-posts; new-ish and energy efficient fridge, stainless-steel tables, stainless-steel sink, picnic table, tablecloths; canoe rack and canoes; Forever postage stamps, white office paper, white address labels for laser printers (1x2-5/8), color printer; gift cards for Menards or Home Depot, gas cards; disposable paper cups

Community Partnerships, Inc.
1334 Dewey Ct., Madison, WI 53703
Kay DeWaide, 608-250-6634 x124; kay.dewaide@commpart.org
85 MONFRI
Supports children with mental health needs to be successful in community settings, to reduce the risk of institutional placement by coordinating family-focused services that are flexible, strength-based and culturally relevant.
Toys and Holiday Gifts
Digital cameras, SD memory cards, small electronic games, DVDs; basketballs, footballs; dolls; books, journals
Clothing and Personal Items
Health and beauty products for teen girls
Holiday Decorations
Wrapping paper

Country Animal Haven
1755 Williams Dr., Stoughton, WI 53589
Karen Barger, 608-516-3034; info@countryanimalhaven.org
69:30 MON-SUN
A nonprofit, no-kill animal rescue and shelter on eight acres north of Stoughton. Provides a voice for those who cannot speak for themselves and a safe haven for animals while they await permanent loving homes.
Pet Food and Supplies
Purina Cat Chow, Purina Kitten Chow, KMR Kitten Powder, Cat toys
Clothing and Personal Items
Laundry detergent, bleach; paper towels
Program-Office-Agency Needs
New or used couches; small office copier, HP LaserJet 3015, LaserJet cartridges; reams of copy paper, two-pocket folders, brochure holders; gently used cat trees, new cat beds; covered totes

Dane County Friends of Ferals
627 Post Rd., Madison, WI 53713
Rachel Best, 608-217-4196; fundraising@daneferals.org
86 MON-SUN
Nonprofit, no-kill shelter for tame and feral cats including stray and farm cats, specializing in adoption fairs, spaying, neutering and socialization.
Holiday Volunteers
Volunteers needed to help with Holiday Adoption Fairs every Saturday, October through January; New Year's Refresh & Re-FEST cleaning and repairing shelter for a start of a new year in late January; live-trapping stray and feral cats; community outreach Volunteers needed to tell the Dane County Friends of Ferals story as well as volunteers willing to host.
Pet Food and Supplies
Canned wet cat and kitten food, cat treats, Cat toys and activities such as feather wands and glitter balls, cat scratching posts and boards, Dried catnip, special Wood Burner pellets; cat litter; laundry detergent, bleach; paper towels, rubber gloves
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Small refrigerator, sink, cabinets; veterinary text books such as Drug Hand Book, Parasitiology, Neonate Text Book, Veterinary Infectious Disease Text Book

Dane County Humane Society
5132 Voges Rd., Madison, WI 53718
Gayle Viney, 608-838-0413 x129; gviney@giveshelter.org
95 MON, WED, THU, FRI; 81 TUE
A private, nonprofit open admission shelter with the mission of 'Helping People Help Animals'. Accepts all animals that need assistance.
Pet Food and Supplies
Canned, ground cat and kitten food, dry kitten food, Science Diet adult and kitten food, Meow Mix Kitten, 9 Lives Kitten, Purina Kitten Chow, KMR Kitten Milk Replacer; canned dog food, Kong Wobler, Natural Balance Rolls, Kibble Nibble, soft dog treats, Squeeze Cheese, Bully Sticks; dove/pigeon food; Timothy Hay, Marsh wood fuel pellets, Purina High Fiber Lab Diet Rabbit; gift cards for restaurants
Toys and Holiday Gifts
Long braided fleece tug toys for dogs (or material to make fleece tug toys)
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Video camera Everio S GZ-MS120 or Kodak Zi8, 8G and 16G memory card, flexpod flexible tripod; quality white copy paper, bright colored copy paper; paper towel; bleach, liquid laundry detergent; clay litter (unscented and non-clumping)

Dane County Parent Council, Inc.
2096 Red Arrow Trl., Madison, WI 53711
Shaun Thomson, 608-270-3415; smthomson@dcpcinc.org
84 MONFRI
Nonprofit, community based umbrella agency delivering a variety of child development and family support programs including Head Start, Early Head Start, Satellite Family Child Care programs and Family and Literacy Services.
Holiday Volunteers
Volunteers needed to help sort, package and deliver gifts collected from giving trees throughout the community during the month of December.
Toys and Holiday Gifts
Infant and toddler toys, preschool books; books such as Brown Bear, Brown Bear & Polar Bear, Polar Bear by Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle (Spanish); Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina (Spanish); Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss (Spanish); A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. William (Spanish); Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr., illustrated by Lois Ehlert (Spanish); From Head to Toe by Eric Carle (Spanish); Good Night Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd (Spanish); Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney, illustrated by Anita Jeram (Spanish); It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles Shaw (Spanish); The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper (Spanish); Mama, Do You Love Me? by Barbara Joosse, illustrated by Barbara LaVallee (Spanish); Margaret and Margarita by Lynn Reiser (bilingual); One Duck Stuck by Phyllis Root; Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats (Spanish); Swimmy by Leo Lionni; Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister (Spanish); The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (Spanish); Today is Monday by Eric Carle (Spanish); Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (Spanish); I Went Walking by Sue Williams, illustrated by Julie Vias (Spanish); Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Felicia Bond (Spanish); The Three Billy Goats Gruff Paul Galdone; The Three Bears by James Marshall or Paul Galdone; The Three Little Pigs by Maria Rius; The Mitten by Jan Brett; The Gingerbread Man by Jan Brett or Karen Schmidt
Clothing and Personal Items
Baby blankets, diapers; infant and toddler clothing; children's feeding utensils, bottles; laundry supplies, cleaning supplies; kitchen supplies

The Dane County Shelter Home
2402 Atwood Ave., Madison WI 53704
Suzanne Stute, 608-246-3277; stute@co.dane.wi.us
8:30-5:30 MONFRI
Short-term shelter care facility serves boys and girls ages 10 to 17 who have come to the attention of county Department of Human Services or the Juvenile Court Program, who may be victims of abuse and neglect or for various reasons are not able to live at home.
Food
Holiday dinner fixings: turkey/ham, potatoes, stuffing, vegetables, pie fixings; candy and other treats; toaster, large crock pot, salad spinner, pyrex baking dishes (various sizes including a meat loaf pan)
Toys and Holiday Gifts
Wii games (nothing rated above E10+), board games; gift cards for various stores, movie passes; arts and craft supplies, cards; basket balls, footballs
Clothing and Personal Items
Plain t-shirts, sweat pants and sweat shirts in various sizes from XS XXXL; socks, packs of underwear in various sizes; flannel pajama bottoms and pajamas in various sizes; flip flops, slippers; packs of hair bands and hair clips, hair brushes, bath and body products for boys and girls, bath towels; suitcases, back packs, duffel bags; mittens/gloves, hats
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Small paper shredder, reams of paper; packs of pens, packs of liquid paper; Post-it notes; snow shovels; pool sticks

DeForest Area Community and Senior Center
505 N. Main St., DeForest, WI 53532
Jan Hoffman, 608-846-9463 x225; jhoffmancenter@centurytel.net
10:30-4:30 MONFRI
Cooperative intermunicipal organization serves older adults and their families, promoting independence, self-reliance and well-being while providing a welcoming place to meet, participate and volunteer.
Holiday Volunteers
Volunteers needed for WinterFest on Saturday, December 4.
Food
Soda, decaffeinated and regular coffee, powdered creamer; wrapped miniature chocolates and decorated holiday cookies
Toys and Holiday Gifts
Bingo prizes
Holiday Decorations
Decorative napkins, plates, cups; thank you cards with envelopes; holiday wrapping paper, bows; Elmer's rubber cement glue
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Baggies with twist ties (quart and gallon size); colorful cardstock paper, Post-it note pads, washable markers (all colors); two 5'x 6' divider privacy screens

Domestic Abuse Intervention Services
Confidential Location
Wendy Tougas, 608-251-1237 x323; wendyt@abuseintervention.org
8:30-4:30 MONFRI
Empowers those affected by domestic violence and advocates for social change through support, education, and outreach. The group's vision is a non-violent community that actively promotes safety, peace, justice and hope.
Toys and Holiday Gifts
Baby activity toys, toddler toys, pretend play and dress-up, multicultural dolls, board and card games, non-violent action figures, cars, trucks; hand-held video games, DVDs; iPods and iTunes gift cards, movie theater gift cards
Clothing and Personal Items
Pajamas, shirts and pants for women; pajamas, clothes (sizes 18 months and larger) for children; socks, underwear, slippers/ house shoes (all sizes); comforters, blankets, sheet sets, pillows (all twin size); bath towels, wash cloths; dish sets (4 place setting preferred), pots and pans sets, coffee makers, kitchen towel sets; small throw rugs, shower curtains, bath gift sets; 2011 appointment books, journals; umbrellas, alarm clocks, baby monitors; bus tickets, gas vouchers, phone cards, grocery store gift cards, Walgreens gift cards

East Madison Community Center
8 Straubel Ct., Madison, WI 53704
Regina Lloren, 608-249-0861; rlloren@eastmadisoncc.org
95 MONFRI
Services for eastside neighborhood include food pantry, preschool and after school programs, computer lab, wellness programs, resources, referrals and facility use space.
Holiday Volunteers
Volunteers needed for a variety of activities, such as party preparation, decorating, gift wrapping, distributing food and toys, creating cards and crafts with children. Volunteers who want to provide music or entertainment can come afternoons, 14 MONFRI. Volunteers to help decorate and put up the Christmas tree can come any day, 84 MONFRI.
Food
Non-perishable food items
Toys and Holiday Gifts
Books, music, toys, games, sports equipment, videos for children ages 0-17, especially ethnically diverse and culturally enriching toys and books
Clothing and Personal Items
Winter coats for children ages 3-17, hats, gloves, scarves, gently used or new clothing for women, men and children, infant supplies including diapers, lotion, baby wipes; unopened personal care items for children and adults including toothpaste, soaps, body wash, antiperspirant/deodorant, shampoo, hair care products, shaving razors, cosmetics and feminine hygiene products
Holiday Decorations
Wrapping paper, gift tags; paper plates, cups, napkins, plastic cutlery; balloons
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Gently used computer equipment including flat screen monitors; electric pencil sharpener; binders, Post-it notes, paper, pencils, pens, colored markers, tape

East Madison/Monona Coalition of the Aging
4142 Monona Dr., Madison, WI 53716
Tammy Haverberg, 608-223-3112; tamarah@emmca.org
84 MONFRI
Helps senior citizens access the services they need to remain in their own homes; operates a day center for seniors needing care in Dane County.
Holiday Volunteers
Volunteers needed to provide entertainment for day center participants, singing holiday songs, playing musical instruments, telling stories, or other entertainment. Volunteers needed to set up Christmas tree and decorate the day center for the holidays.
Food
Sugar, brown sugar, flour; salt, baking powder, ground ginger, ground cloves; molasses, chocolate chips, raisins, peanut butter, holiday sprinkles; shortening, eggs, butter, milk; gum drops, M&M's, popcorn, candy canes; decaffeinated coffee, non-dairy coffee creamer
Toys and Holiday Gifts
20 small boxes of candy
Clothing and Personal Items
Lap blankets; soap, body lotion, shaving cream, shampoo
Holiday Decorations
Artificial Christmas tree 6'-7' tall, Christmas ornaments, Christmas lights, Christmas wreath, poinsettias, Christmas decorations
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Small, brightly colored quilt

Easter Seals Wisconsin Camps
101 Nob Hill Rd., Ste. 301, Madison, WI 53713
Ken Saville, 800-422-2324 x108
94 MONFRI
Camp Wawbeek is for people ages 7 and up with physical disabilities; Respite Camp serves people ages 3 and up who have severe or multiple disabilities. The camps feature 400 acres to hike, climb, explore, swim, bike, dance, sing and relax with trained counselors and a registered nurse on-site.
Toys and Holiday Gifts
Bike helmets (youth and adult), punch bag (Weeble Wobble); Earth Ball, games (Risk, Scattergories, Uno), Etch A Sketch, puzzles for younger kids, new educational toys, children's movies; wooden picture frames, buttons and popsicle/craft sticks, tempera paint, paint tubes with sponge top, white t-shirts to tie-dye, Play-Doh, sidewalk chalk; life jackets in all sizes
Clothing and Personal Items
Insect repellant and hornet/wasp spray, sun screen (SPF 45); hydrocortisone cream, Solarcaine spray, Bacitracin ointment; Benadryl, Claritin D, cough syrup, cough drops, Neosporin, Advil, Tylenol, liquid Tylenol, Kaopectate, Maalox, Milk of Magnesia, Imodium, Pepto Bismol tablets; tongue blades, Ace wraps; 3 ounce plastic or disposable containers with lids, non-latex powderless gloves, foil packs, wet wipes, Ziploc baggies (3x2 and sandwich size)
Holiday Decorations
Special event decorations for Carnival, Haunted House, Christmas, Easter, etc.
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Boom box CD players; dehumidifiers, oscillating fans on stands; five gallon water coolers, large ice chests; summer-weight adult sleeping bags, foldable cots, tarps 10x12 feet or larger; Pudgy Pie makers, wiener/marshmallow extendable forks, long-handled hamburger turners, heavy duty dinner-sized paper plates, large glove-style hot mitts, heavy duty aluminum foil; construction paper, crepe paper, copy paper; Rit Dye in bright colors, paintbrushes (regular and foam), finger and fabric paints, magic markers, leather working tools, leather

Epilepsy Foundation Southern Wisconsin
1302 Mendota St., Ste. 100, Madison, WI 53714
Jane Meyer, 608-442-5555; janemeyer@wisc.edu
9:30-4 MONFRI
Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals and families affected by seizures. Offers counseling, information and referral, support groups, summer camp for kids, and adult retreats, parent support programs in English and Spanish, programs for siblings, and emergency medication assistance.
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Laptop computers, computer equipment (especially server), recordable CDs; reception area furniture, desk chairs (on rollers), shelving units, plastic tote/storage bins; colored copy paper, card-stock (any color), postage stamps, 2011 calendars; gift baskets/certificates; transportation vouchers

The Exchange Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse
2120 Fordem Ave., #200, Madison, WI 53704
Sara Johnson, 608-729-1141; sjohnson@thexchangecenter.org
9:30-5 MONFRI
Prevents physical child abuse and neglect by identifying at-risk families in Dane County and teaching positive parenting skills and healthy child development through in-home visiting programs.
Toys and Holiday Gifts
Board books in English and Spanish; shape sorters; blocks, wooden puzzles, stacking rings, new educational toys; gift cards for department stores, movie theaters, shopping malls
Clothing and Personal Items
Diapers sizes 3-5, baby wipes; new baby bottles, sippy cups; baby lotion, baby shampoo, all types of home safety and child-proofing items such as baby gates, outlet covers, baby-safe mirrors; laundry detergent, dish soap
Holiday Decorations
Gift bags, tissue paper
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Scotch tape rolls, copy paper, staples, pens; gift cards for Target, Office Depot, ShopKo, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, grocery stores

First Congregational United Church of Christ
1609 University Ave. Madison, WI 53726
Karen Gussert, 608-233-9751; outreach@firstcongmadison.org
94 MONFRI
An open, affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ providing all people with a place to worship, learn, and serve in the community, and in other parts of the world.
Holiday Volunteers
Volunteers needed Wednesday, Nov. 24, 57 pm, to prep for the free community Thanksgiving dinner and on Thursday, Nov. 25, 95, to prepare, serve and clean up.
Food
Turkey, pumpkin pies, green beans, corn, cranberry sauce, condiments

Friends of CamRock Park, Inc.
2062 Hillside Rd., Cambridge, WI 53523
Janice Redford, 608-423-4438; redfordfarm@gmail.com
36 MONFRI
Advocacy group for the Dane County park located near Cambridge.
Holiday Volunteers
Volunteers needed for clerical help with mailings and completion of photo records of projects in the park.
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Envelopes, copy paper, stamps; hand tools for weeding and/or planting; work gloves

Gilda's Club Madison
7907 UW Health Ct., Middleton, WI 53562
Kristin Roach, 608-828-8880; kroach@gildasclubmadison.org
95 MONFRI
Free, nonprofit support community for anyone touched by cancer, as well as their families and friends.
Food
Individually wrapped snack items, Kashi (or other) granola bars; juices, regular and decaffeinated coffee, tea; bulk salt and pepper; gift cards for local grocery stores and restaurants
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Digital camera 10MPX or higher, tripod, CD players; portable buffet tables, restaurant quality pots and pans, lasagna size baking dishes; paper towels, tissues, toilet paper; drawing paper, artist pens and markers, beading supplies; 8.5x11 white paper, manila file folders; gift cards for grocery stores, taxi vouchers

Goodman Community Center
149 Wabesa St., Madison, WI 53704
Tanya Martinez-Knauer, 608-241-1574 x231; tanyamk@goodmancenter.org
95 MONFRI
Offers after-school care, certified preschool, and programs for middle and high school teens.
Holiday Volunteers
Volunteers needed to wrap gifts and present distributions in December, write thank you cards in January.
Toys and Holiday Gifts
Toys, books, gift cards and other gifts for children ages 0-18
Clothing and Personal Items
Winter clothing for children ages 0-18
Holiday Decorations
Wrapping paper, bows, tape
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Diapers, formula

Goodwill Industries of South Central WI, Inc.
1302 Mendota St., Madison, WI 53714
Maureen Roche, 608-246-3140 x142; mroche@goodwillscwi.org
84:30 MONFRI
Provides employment, housing, and support to people with disabilities and other challenges.
Toys and Holiday Gifts
Vacuum cleaners; stainless steel travel mugs, insulated lunch bags, sturdy back packs; MP3 players; gift cards for movie theaters, bowling, restaurants, retail stores, gas cards; memberships for Warner Park Community Center
Clothing and Personal Items
Zip-up sweatshirts

Grassroots Leadership College
1321 E. Mifflin St., Madison, WI 53703
Amy Mondloch, 608-441-0085; amy@grassrootsleadershipcollege.com
95 MONFRI
Teaches grassroots leadership skills in a supportive, stimulating environment.
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Color printer, database software (call for details); office supplies such as copy paper all colors, flip charts with and without Post-it adhesive, dry erase, Mr. Sketch markers

Habitat for Humanity of Dane County, Inc.
1014 Fiedler Ln. #29, Madison, WI 53713
Megan Kenney, 608-255-1549 x104; mkenney@habitatdane.org
8:30-4:30 TUE-FRI
Nonprofit organization making simple, decent and affordable housing a reality in our community.
Holiday Volunteers
Volunteers needed to deliver baked holiday cookies, candy and bars in Ziploc bags to Habitat for Humanity office Dec. 6-10.
Food
Dessert box mixes such as brownies, cakes, muffins, breads, and bars; baked holiday cookies and bars in ziplock bags delivered to office; hot chocolate
Holiday Decorations
Holiday CDs; holiday-themed plates and napkins; cards
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Holiday stamps, white card stock 8.5x11, holiday and winter stickers

Hancock Center for Dance/Movement Therapy
16 N. Hancock St., Madison, WI 53703
Dori Weigel, 608-251-0908; info@hancockcenter.net
95 MONFRI
Provides dance/movement therapy sessions, violence prevention programming in Madison schools, classes in creative movement, women's empowerment groups, outreach workshops and other programming.
Program-Office-Agency Needs
iPods, docks, speakers, world music CDs, CD players; floor pillows, yoga mats, blocks, exercise pads, colorful hula hoops; art supplies; office supplies, multi-colored file folders

Home Health United
4639 Hammersly Rd., Madison, WI 53711
Susan Barker, 608-276-7598; sbarker@hhuvns.org
7:30-4 MONFRI
Delivers noon meals to the homebound every day of the year in Madison, Middleton and Monona.
Holiday Volunteers
Volunteers needed Nov. 15-Jan. 15 to deliver meals in Madison, Middleton and Monona. Call Susan Barker, 276-7598, 7:30-4.

Horizon High School
29 S. Mills St., Madison, WI 53715
Traci Goll, 608-442-0935; ttgoll@tds.net
7:30-3 MONFRI
A private, nonprofit recovery high school meets the needs of students and their families who seek a safe, drug-free, supportive environment in which to learn and stay sober. Provides an integrated curriculum that prepares students for post high school education as well as the job world.
Holiday Volunteers
Volunteers needed to work one-on-one with students to share their career, hobby, and craft. Volunteers in the world of recovery needed to spend time with teens especially on weekends and holidays to provide time, guidance and fun in a safe and sober environment.
Food
Ramen noodles; peanut butter, jelly, canned food; water bottles; food items, snacks for life skills classes
Toys and Holiday Gifts
Books, games cards for teens; volleyball, soccer ball, kick ball; movies, educational computer games
Clothing and Personal Items
Blankets; winter gloves, coats, hats; dish soap, hand soap
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Fax machine, printer, copier; office chairs, desks; copy paper, pens, tape, folders, envelopes, clip board; paper plates, cups

HospiceCare, Inc.
5395 E. Cheryl Pkwy., Madison, WI 53711
Jennifer Stangl, 608-327-7163; jennifer.stangl@hospicecareinc.com
85 MONFRI
Provides physical, emotional and spiritual care to patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families. Care is provided in patients' homes and at the HospiceCare Inpatient Unit.
Holiday Volunteers
Volunteers needed to be carolers; instrumentalists and pianists are welcome to sing and play over the holidays.
Food
Whole and frozen turkeys; candy
Toys and Holiday Gifts
New teddy bears (larger than Beanie Babies and not holiday themed), art supplies; books especially Final Gifts by Maggie Callahan and Patricia Kelley, The Next Place by Warren Hanson, Fall of Freddie the Leaf by Leo Buscaglia and My Grandpa Died Today by Joan Fassler
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Digital camera; coffee makers, coffee carafes, individual-sized teapots and secure lids, tea/coffee demitasse cups with saucers

Ice Age Trail Alliance
2110 Main St., Cross Plains, WI 53528
Rebecca Hildebrandt, 800-227-0046; rebecca@iceagetrail.org
84 MONFRI
A volunteer organization whose mission is to create, protect and support the 1,000 mile footpath tracing glacial formations across Wisconsin, the Ice Age National Scenic Trail.
Holiday Volunteers
Volunteers needed for these events: Prairie Seed Collection at Cross Plains Ice Age Reserve, Sunday, Nov. 14, 9 am; meet at entrance gate on Old Sauk Pass; contact Tom at 843-8053 or wise@physics.wisc.edu. Prairie Restoration at Lodi Marsh State Wildlife Area-Twin Pines trailhead, Sunday, Dec. 12, 9 am; contact Jon at 441-9827 or jonbishop@global.t-bird.edu. Table Bluff Restoration and Brush Burning (north of Cross Plains), Sunday, Dec. 19, 9 am; contact Gary at 249-7870 or nattrails@aol.com. Check the new events calendar at www.iceagetrail.org.
Clothing and Personal Items
Leather gloves of all sizes; bug repellant, hand sanitizer and Gatorade
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Loppers, hand/bow saws or replacement blades, hand clippers, pole saw, backpack sprayers/herbicide, tool sharpening files, pin flags/flagging tape, two paint brushes, 6'x12' enclosed trailer, deck screws, gas cards to fill mowers/chainsaws, hardware store gift cards for repairs and construction supplies, printer paper, toner cartridges, tripod, digital SLR camera, film scanner.

Independent Living, Inc.
815 Forward Dr., Madison, WI 53711
Julie Christensen, 608-274-7900; jchristensen@indepenliving.com
84 MONFRI
Supports adults by providing a variety of care services, skilled home health care and housing options to maintain health and well-being.
Holiday Volunteers
Volunteer musicians and entertainers needed to share talents and spread holiday cheer at various Independent Living facilities in Madison, Sun Prairie and Fitchburg (children's groups welcome). Volunteers also needed to deliver hot meals at noon on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.
Pet Food and Supplies
Canned cat food, cat litter
Toys and Holiday Gifts
Wii games, Wii fit; books, movies; puzzles, board games, card games; small items for men and women
Holiday Decorations
New or gently used 10-feet tall Christmas tree, non-flammable holiday decorations, glass bulb ornaments, lights

Jail Library Group
Helen C. White Hall, Rm. 4217, 600 N. Park St., Madison, WI 53706
Michele Besant, 608-263-2963; JailLibraryGroup@gmail.com
95 MONFRI
Provides educational and recreational reading materials to residents of jails in Dane County.
Toys and Holiday Gifts
Magazine subscriptions, new and gently used paperback books, dictionaries and magazines; Spanish language materials particularly appreciated

Jewish Social Services of Madison
6434 Enterprise Ln., Madison, WI 53719
Louise Goldstein, 608-278-1808 x227; louise@jssmadison.org
8:30-5 MONFRI
Provides services to individuals, families and seniors, offers senior social and recreation programs, protective services, financial management and services to refugees and immigrants.
Holiday Volunteers
Volunteers who are familiar with the customs of Chanukah needed to help seniors celebrate by delivering menorahs and returning for one or two visits during the holiday, which begins Wednesday evening, Dec. 1. At the end, volunteers will pick up the menorahs and return them to the office. Contact Jewish Social Services by Nov. 15 to participate.

Kennedy Heights Community Center
199 Kennedy Heights, Madison, WI 53704
Alyssa Kenney, 608-244-0767; director@khcommunitycenter.org
8:30-5:30 MONFRI
Supports low- to moderate-income families through community based programs and services on Madison's north side.
Holiday Volunteers
Volunteers needed to assist with assembling and distributing Thanksgiving baskets during the day on Monday, Nov. 22. Some lifting required.
Food
Food items for Thanksgiving food baskets; cocoa mix
Clothing and Personal Items
Winter coats, snow pants, winter boots, mittens, hats for children
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Paper plates, paper cups, paper towels; plastic sleds

Madison Ballet
160 Westgate Mall Ste. I, Madison, WI 53711
Amy Guthier, 608-274-4848 x224; aguthier@madisonballet.org
8:30-4:30 MONFRI
Professional, nonprofit performing arts group promotes appreciation and access to the arts through professional productions and educational initiatives for youth.
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Computers (PC Pentium 4 or newer), digital camera, digital video camera, 10-key calculator; airline tickets; upright piano; lumber; plastic storage bins with lids, cleaning supplies; stamps

Madison Children's Museum
100 N. Hamilton St., Madison, WI 53703
Carrie Krecak, 608-354-0552; ckrecak@madisonchildrensmuseum.org
95 MONFRI
Hands-on educational facility designed for children ages 0-12.
Holiday Volunteers
Volunteers needed to help with in the early evening on New Year's Eve, Friday, Dec. 31, with holiday-themed activities.

Madison Senior Center
330 W. Mifflin St., Madison, WI 53703
Rick Orton, 608-267-2344; rorton@cityofmadison.com
8:30-4 MONFRI
Promotes successful aging through physical, mental, cultural, social and educational programs and activities to adults 55 years and older.
Holiday Volunteers
Volunteers needed to assist in a variety of ways including to prepare and serve meals Saturday, Dec. 25 from 113:30.
Food
Cans or cases of coffee, liter bottles of soda
Holiday Decorations
25 centerpieces (small poinsettias, etc.) for tables; several rolls of wallpaper (holiday colors with a basic pattern)
Program-Office-Agency Needs
A 50 or larger HD TV with rolling stand, DVD player

Madison-area Urban Ministry
2300 S. Park St., Suite 2022, Madison, WI 53713
Linda Ketcham, 608-256-0906; linda@emum.org
104 MONFRI
Interfaith social justice nonprofit agency providing services to children of incarcerated parents and to men and women returning to the community from prison.
Food
Gift cards for grocery stores, non-perishable food items
Toys and Holiday Gifts
Backpacks; books; toys, non-violent games, cards for children ages 4-17

Mentoring Positives, Inc.
414 Rethke Ave. Madison, Wisconsin 53714
Becky Green, 608-819-6200; mentoringpositives@yahoo.com
93 MONFRI
Nonprofit organization provides one-on-one mentoring, parent aide support, skills development groups and day services programming for at-risk youth. Works in Dane County and surrounding areas.
Toys and Holiday Gifts
Movies, DVDs and videos; PlayStation 3 and Wii games, computer games; books, educational workbooks, coloring books, art and craft supplies; gift cards; sports equipment such as footballs, basketballs, jump ropes, etc.; board games and other gifts for children ages 6-18
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Computers, computer games, educational videos; books, math/reading/science workbooks; business size envelopes, manila folders, plain white paper for copy/fax machine; pens, pencils, markers, paint, colored pencils, crayons, construction paper

Middleton Outreach Ministry
7432 Hubbard Ave., Middleton, WI 53562
Ellen Carlson, 608-836-7338; ellen@mompop.org
94:30 MONFRI
Helps meet the basic and critical needs of neighbors in the greater West Madison and Middleton areas.
Food
Holiday baking kits (cookie mix, cutters, frosting, etc.); stuffing, rice; fresh fruit, vegetables
Toys and Holiday Gifts
Gift cards for drug stores, Wal-Mart, Target, Shopko, etc.; holiday gifts to area families
Clothing and Personal Items
Diapers sizes 4-6; shampoo, deodorant, soap; toothbrushes, toothpaste; toilet paper, paper towels
Holiday Decorations
Christmas trees; holiday decorations, wrapping paper
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Digital projector, stamps

Monona Senior Center
1011 Nichols Rd., Monona, WI 53716
Diane Mikelbank, 608-222-3415; dmikelbank@ci.monona.wi.us
8:30-4:30 MONFRI
Serves persons 50 and older with educational, social, recreational, health and fitness programs in an effort to enhance dignity, support independence and enrich the lives of older adults.
Holiday Volunteers
Volunteers needed to provide musical entertainment for seniors; help serve a holiday meal for a large group of adults Thursday, Nov. 11 and Thursday, Dec. 9, 103, and put up and decorate the senior center Christmas tree.
Holiday Decorations
Decorations, table covers, centerpieces, favors, etc.

Nehemiah Community Development Corporation
633 W. Badger Rd., Madison, WI 53713
Rich Henderson, 608-257-2453 x230; rhenderson@nehemiah.org
94 MONFRI
Focused on leadership development with specific programming for the under-resourced, primarily African American families in the greater Madison community and those interested in urban community development internships.
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Vans for 12-15 passengers; laptops, 4 GB flashdrives, portable projector, computer gaming system, laminating machine; couches, chairs, office chairs; easels, portable white boards; portable fan, portable heater; kitchenware such as pots and pans; ACT exam fees, college application fees, bus rental fees; board games; movie passes, gas cards

North/Eastside Senior Coalition
1625 Northport Dr., #125, Madison, WI 53704
Katie Kluesner, 608-243-5252; kkluesner@nescoinc.org
84:30 MONFRI
Provide programs, advocacy and resources to assist senior adults in remaining independent, active and influential in the community.
Holiday Volunteers
Volunteers needed for the home chore program
Food
Baking soda
Toys and Holiday Gifts
Clothing; taxi vouchers, paratransit passes; disposable cameras, books on tape; scented oil (lavender, lemon, orange, and tea tree); crochet and knitting needles; movie passes, gift cards for grocery stores, restaurants
Clothing and Personal Items
Eye glasses, hearing aid batteries; dish soap, dish towels, laundry detergent; body soap, toothpaste, tooth brushes, shampoo, body lotion, deodorant; Kleenex, toilet paper; 6-8 oz. spray bottles; towels and washcloths; pain reliever
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Colored pencils, 4 3/8x5 3/4 white envelopes, card stock

Northwest Dane Senior Services, Inc.
1940 Blue Mounds St., Ste. 2, Black Earth, WI 53515
Dee Suchomel, 608-767-3757 x222; deesnwdss@tds.net
8:30-4:30 MONFRI
Supports seniors and their families in northwestern Dane County by providing programs and services that assist them in living in the community.
Holiday Volunteers
Volunteers needed to assist with home-delivered meals and help with Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday parties from 91.
Toys and Holiday Gifts
Mittens, hats, gloves, scarves; gift cards for grocery stores and gas stations
Clothing and Personal Items
Blankets; denture cleaner, toothpaste, hair care items; Depends or Attends size large
Holiday Decorations
Packages of holiday cards
Program-Office-Agency Needs
TV 32 or larger, laptop; two matching reception chairs and small table; 30 gallon garbage bags, room deodorizer, paper towels, toilet paper; paper plates, napkins, plastic spoons, forks, knives, hot/cold cups; white and colored copy paper, card stock; postage stamps; decaffeinated and regular coffee

Olbrich Botanical Gardens
3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704
Marty Petillo, 608-246-5807; mpetillo@cityofmadison.com
84:30 MONFRI
Home to outdoor gardens, an indoor tropical conservatory, and year-round educational opportunities. The joy, diversity and beauty of plants are shared by 250,000 annual visitors.
Holiday Volunteers
Volunteers needed to welcome visitors or host the Tea Room at Olbrich's Holiday Flower and Train Show Dec. 4-31 from 101 or 14.

Omega School, Inc.
835 W. Badger Rd., Madison, WI 53713
Oscar Mireles, 608-577-5737; omireles@tds.net
94 MONTHU
Provides individualized GED/HSED preparation for young adults in Dane County. Offers one-on-one tutoring, on-site babysitting, GED test-fee payment, and bus tokens to remove major obstacles to success.
Toys and Holiday Gifts
Books and board games for children
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Coffee; lined, white, college ruled paper, copy paper, black pens and pencils

Operation Fresh Start, Inc.
1925 Winnebago St., Madison, WI 53704
Katie Gaynor, 608-244-4721; kgaynor@operationfreshstart.org
7:15-5:15 MONTHU
Youth development program addressing core issues facing low-income communities such as education, employment, crime prevention, affordable housing and leadership development.
Clothing and Personal Items
Warm hats, gloves, scarves, socks, long underwear especially large size

OutReach, Inc.
600 Williamson St., Madison, WI 53703
Harry Straetz, 608-255-8582; harrys@lgbtoutreach.org
127 MONFRI
South Central Wisconsin's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community center.
Food
Frozen pizza, snacks, soda
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Computers, laptop, PowerPoint projector and screen; couches, armchairs; 30-cup coffee makers; copier paper; paper plates, cups, plastic silverware, napkins

Partners in Foster Care, Inc.
P.O. Box 2534, Madison, WI 53701
Cora White, 608-274-9111; cwhite@fostering.us
7:305:30 MONFRI
501C(3) charity operating with volunteers only to help make life better for children in foster care.
Toys and Holiday Gifts
New toys for young children such as sports equipments, watches, cameras; CDs, DVDs for children of all ages
Clothing and Personal Items
New clothing for children of all ages, sweatshirts, sweat suits, socks, caps, scarves and mittens for children and teens; personal hygiene products for pre-teens and teenage girls and boys
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Digital camera and newer model FAX machine

Personal Essentials Pantry
2165 Linden Ave., Madison, WI 53704
Christine Thompson, 608-772-3146; PantryCoordinator@zionmadison.org
83:30 MON-WED, FRI
Assists families in need throughout Dane County with products necessary for personal and household hygiene for all ages.
Toys and Holiday Gifts
Books in English and Spanish for children and adults
Clothing and Personal Items
Personal hygiene products such as shampoo, conditioner, body lotion; diapers, baby wipes, baby powder, baby lotion, diaper rash ointment, baby shampoo; household products such as laundry soap, dish soap
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Copy paper, #10 business envelopes; snack, lunch, quart, gallon size Ziploc bags

Project Home
1966 S. Stoughton Road, Madison, WI 53716
Kathy Oppegard, 608-246-3737 x2105; events@projecthomewi.org
94 TUE-THU
Serves low- to moderate-income residents in Dane and Green Counties through several home repair programs. Two major volunteer programs, Hammer with a Heart and Paint-a-Thon, serve low-income homeowners free of charge.
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Canvas tarps; 2x4, 2x6 and 4x4 lumber, plywood; spindles, green board, shingles, underlayment, vinyl flooring; appliances less than 5 years old; newer bath vanities, cabinet hardware, lighting; cameras (disposable or digital); card tables; chest and water coolers

The River Food Pantry
2201 Darwin Rd., Madison, WI 53704
Jenny Czerkas, 608-442-8815; river@theriver-madison.org
9:30-5:30 MON, 10:30-8 TUE, 9:30-7:30 THU, 119 FRI
Nonprofit, volunteer-driven, faith-based project provides food, hot meals and clothing to those in need. Treats the people it serves with respect and builds them up through hope and encouragement.
Holiday Volunteers
Volunteers needed to help make Christmas special for two needy neighborhoods where the holidays can be difficult. Christmas parties are on Friday, Dec. 17 at 5 pm, and Saturday, Dec. 18 at 4 pm, with a complete Christmas dinner, children and adult activities and gifts for all.
Food
Non-perishable food
Toys and Holiday Gifts
Gently used toys, books and games for children
Clothing and Personal Items
Gently used clothing for women, men and children
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Bright colored paper

The Road Home Dane County
128 E. Olin Ave., Ste. 202, Madison, WI 53713
Theresa Straub, 608-294-7998; theresas@trhome.org
115 MONFRI
Provides emergency shelter, food and case management services to homeless families as well as a number of low-income housing programs.
Holiday Volunteers
Sponsor a family for holiday gifts: Families complete request forms so the sponsor knows what items they would like. Genders and ages are shared, but not names.
Food
Gift cards for stores such as Target, Wal-Mart and Woodman's
Toys and Holiday Gifts
Toys and games for children ages 0-12
Clothing and Personal Items
Diapers, wipes; African American hair care products
Holiday Decorations
Wrapping paper, tape, ribbons, present labels/tags
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Gas cards, phone cards

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Madison
2716 Marshall Ct., Madison, WI 53705
Laurie Irwin, 608-232-4660; lirwin@rmhcmadison.org
85 MONFRI
A home away from home for families of critically ill children receiving care in area hospitals.
Toys and Holiday Gifts
Toys for children ages 0-18 such as LEGOS, dolls, art kits, etc.; gifts for moms and dads, gas cards

Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center
836 E. Main St., Madison, WI 53703
Lois McDonald, 608-661-9787; safeharbordc@yahoo.com
95 TUE, WED
Helps children alleged to be victims of sexual or physical abuse, neglect, and those who have witnessed violent crimes.
Food
Microwavable packages of easy-made macaroni and cheese, microwavable, individual serving packs of ravioli; 100% fruit juice boxes, canned soda; microwave popcorn; individually packaged, non-perishable, healthy snacks, fruit snacks, granola bars
Toys and Holiday Gifts
Barbies of various races and their clothes, dolls of different races/ethnicities (Asian/African American/Latina), American Girl Doll clothes; current DVD movies in English or Spanish rated G or PG for children; small construction trucks and other construction equipment; felt boards and characters, beads and jewelry making supplies; teen magazines in Spanish
Clothing and Personal Items
Disposable diapers sizes 0-9 months
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Color copier, printer cartridges Q3960A Q3961A Q3963A, digital camera; dust buster; copy paper; gift cards for Cosco, Target, Office Depot

The Salvation Army of Dane County
630 E. Washington Ave., Madison, WI 53703
Debra Crye, 608-250-2218; Debra_Crye@usc.salvationarmy.org
95 MONFRI
Offers a variety of programs to assist the homeless, hungry and youth of Dane County.
Holiday Volunteers
Volunteers needed for Toys for Tots set up and toy distribution Dec. 13-17; Bell Ringers are needed Nov. 19-Dec. 24. Go to www.RingBells.org to sign up or call 250-2235.
Food
Food donations for holiday dinner; non-perishable goods, homemade holiday treats
Toys and Holiday Gifts
Toys, books, personal hygiene products for children ages 0-18
Clothing and Personal Items
Winter boots, hats, mittens for women; socks, long underwear for children and adults; diapers, wipes, formula; personal hygiene products, face and hand lotion, chapstick, deodorant, new eye make up, eye masks; towels, washcloths; backpacks, sunglasses, pocket calendars
Holiday Decorations
Wrapping paper, gift tags, Christmas cards; holiday-themed tablecloths
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Office supplies; cleaning supplies; art supplies; digital camera, DVD player; gift cards for restaurants, theaters, stores; bus tickets, phone cards

Sarvodaya USA
122 State St., Ste. 510, Madison, WI 53703
Kelly Saran, 608-442-5945; kelly@sarvodayausa.org
85 MONFRI
Nonprofit, grassroots agency working to meet basic human needs in communities in Sri Lanka, Nepal, India, and Haiti.
Holiday Volunteers
Volunteers needed from November to February to assist in donor calls, holiday outreach and office work.
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Computer, laptop; bookshelf; office supplies

Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin
2802 Dairy Dr., Madison, WI 53718
Nicole Spear, 608-216-7220; nicoles@shfbmadison.org
84 MONFRI
Nonprofit agency dedicated to ending hunger in 16 counties through food acquisition and distribution to over 400 hunger-relief programs.
Holiday Volunteers
Volunteers needed to help with a wide variety of projects including checking products for expiration dates, ingredients and sealed packaging; re-bagging and/or boxing, labeling and repacking items, 98 MONFRI.
Food
Complete meals (stews, pasta meals), meals in a box (Tuna/Hamburger Helper, macaroni and cheese, etc.), canned tuna fish, canned fruit and vegetables, spaghetti sauce; peanut butter, jelly, apple sauce; 100% fruit juice, breakfast cereal, complete pancake mix and syrup; dry pasta, potatoes (boxed/dehydrated), beans (pinto, black, kidney), rice; crackers
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Wheelchair; 8.5x11 copy paper, pens and Post-it notes

Society of St. Vincent de Paul
2033 Fish Hatchery Rd., Madison, WI 53713
Margie Welsh, 608-442-7200 x443; margie@svdpmadison.org
8:30-4 MONFRI
An organization in which members join together to grow spiritually by providing one-on-one services to people who are in need, suffering or forgotten.
Food
For Food Pantry (contact Chris Kane, 257-0919, chris@svdpmadison.org): sugar, flour, cooking oil; meals-in-a-can (ravioli, beef stew, etc.), canned or pouched tuna; breakfast cereal; diapers
Program-Office-Agency Needs
For Elizabeth Ann Seton House (contact Bonnie Benson, 819-1061, bonnie@svdpmadison.org) upright vacuum cleaners, mops, brooms, dust pans; bath towels; portable file boxes, letter-size file folders
Clothing, Personal Items and Food
For Port St. Vincent (contact Rick Gleason 257-2036 rick@svdpmadison.org): two electric air purifiers; new bed pillows, twin-size vinyl zippered mattress covers; powdered laundry soap; large, 45-55 gallon trash bags; personal hygiene products such as shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, disposable razors, shaving cream; coffee, sugar, fresh fruit, fresh or frozen vegetables

South Madison Coalition of the Elderly
128 E. Olin Ave., Ste. 110, Madison, WI 53713
Joan Duerst, 608-251-8405; duerst@smcelder.com
84 MONTHU, 83 FRI
Provides services such as case management, home chores, nutrition site, guardians and neighborhood senior centers to older adults so they can remain independent in their homes.
Holiday Volunteers
Volunteers needed to deliver Thanksgiving dinner to older adults - sign-up Nov. 1-19; to be drivers for Christmas dinner at the Madison Senior Center - sign-up Dec. 1-20; to wrap gifts for holiday parties and to shovel snow.
Toys and Holiday Gifts
Gloves, hats; sheets, towels; small kitchen appliances; CD players, CDs, large print books
Clothing and Personal Items
Shampoo, soaps, lotions, toothpaste, denture cleaner
Holiday Decorations
Tablecloths, napkins, plates, plastic silverware; party supplies, cards

Tenant Resource Center
1202 Williamson St., Ste. 102, Madison, WI 53703
Erika La Point, 608-257-0143; office@tenantresourcecenter.org
96 MONFRI
Nonprofit membership organization with a small staff that relies primarily on volunteers to provide housing counseling, mediation services and office assistance.
Toys and Holiday Gifts
Crayons, coloring books, small toys that do not make noise
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Gas cards; miscellaneous office supplies, especially copy paper (white or color), file folders, pens, highlighters, flip chart pads, markers; new portable folding table, chairs and/or canopy for tabling at community events

Transition Education Program
401 Maple Ave., Madison, WI 53704
Sandra Mell, 608-204-2272; smell@madison.k12.wi.us
72:30 MONFRI
Helps homeless families in the Madison Metropolitan School District.
Toys and Holiday Gifts
Gift cards for grocery stores, department stores and gas
Clothing and Personal Items
Winter clothing, personal hygiene products

Union de Trabajadores Inmigrantes/Immigrant Workers' Union
29 E. Wilson St., #202, Madison, WI 53703
Yvonne Geerts, 608-335-0357; yvonne@uniondetrabajadores.org
95 MONFRI, 15 SAT-SUN
Grassroots group reaches out to immigrants and workers in Dane County, fighting for better conditions for workers and immigrant families, and advocating against inequality, mistreatment and discrimination by empowering those directly affected.
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Projector, P.A. System, video camera; stackable chairs

United Cerebral Palsy
2801 Coho St., Ste. 300, Madison, WI 53713
Karyn Pape, 608-273-4434; karynpape@ucpdane.org
8noon, 15 MONFRI
Provides services to enrich the lives of people with cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities.
Holiday Volunteers
Volunteers needed at various times around the holidays to assist in organizing and archiving 2009 records.
Food
Mixing bowls, silverware, popsicle molds
Toys and Holiday Gifts
Two wagons; electric piano/keyboard, boom box with iPod dock, computer games, TV/DVD combo, PG and PG-13 DVDs; sign language board books, board books with simple pictures and single words per page, children's books in Braille; educational toys for children ages 3-5, LEGOs; art supplies; puzzles for teens, gift cards for movie theaters or mini-golf
Clothing and Personal Items
Nuk brushes, infant gum massagers, vibrating teethers, toddler vibrating toothbrushes
Holiday Decorations
Noisemakers, shakers for infants
Program-Office-Agency Needs
New, small black and white laser printer, toner cartridges for HP Color LaserJet CP1518ni (CB541) and HP Color LaserJet 1600 (Q6003); vacuum cleaner, white copy paper

United Way of Dane County
2059 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704
Victoria Budynsky, 608-246-5487; vbudynsky@uwdc.org
84:30 MONFRI
The United Way Volunteer Center's Teen Gift Program, the only holiday gift program for children ages 16-17 in Dane County, serves about 1,600 families each year through its collaboration with the Salvation Army and the U.S. Marines' Toys for Tots program.
Toys and Holiday Gifts
Card games or board games such as Apples to Apples, Monopoly, Catch Phrase, Risk, Taboo, or other games for teens; lava, fiber optic, neon lamps or other novelty lighting; personal CD players or MP3 players, digital camera, CD clock radios, prepaid cell phones; bean bag, butterfly or other fun chairs, funky pillows or other home decorating items; Playstation, XBox, or Wii video games rated general, teen or adult; gift certificates to East or West Towne Mall, Wal-Mart, Target, or other discount stores; sporting equipment; watch sets, wallets
Clothing and Personal Items
Hooded sweatshirts adult size medium or larger, winter coats size medium or larger; women's or men's shoes, winter boots, slippers and socks; men's and women's body spray or perfume, bath and body items, men's shaving sets; men's boxer shorts; fingernail polish, make-up gift sets; scarves, hats, mittens, printed pajama bottoms or sets

VSA Wisconsin
4785 Hayes Rd., Ste. 201, Madison, WI 53704
Kathie Wagner, 608-241-2131; kathie@vsawis.org
8:30-4:30 MONTHU
Conducts art programs which expand the capabilities, confidence and quality of life for children and adults with disabilities.
Holiday Volunteers
Volunteers needed to pack up the VSA Art Center for a move to a new location on Monday, Dec. 20 after 1 pm; on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 114; and on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 114.
Holiday Decorations
Santa hats
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Office supplies, copy paper, Post-it notes; paper towels; step ladder

West Madison Senior Coalition and Senior Center
517 N. Segoe Rd., Ste. 309, Madison, WI 53705
Lori Bell-Santek, 608-238-7368; loribs@westmadisonseniorcoalition.org
84 MONFRI
Nonprofit organization serving Madison's west side senior community with services including case management, nutrition programs and volunteer help to enhance independence and enrich the lives of those 60 and older.
Food
Gift cards for grocery stores, individually wrapped holiday candy treats
Toys and Holiday Gifts
Gift cards for Wal-Mart, Shopko, Savers, St. Vincent de Paul, Goodwill, etc.; taxi vouchers
Clothing and Personal Items
Winter gloves for men and women
Holiday Decorations
Holiday-themed napkins, placemats, paper cups; holiday table decorations
Program-Office-Agency Needs
New or gently used projection screen, tabletop or floor display presentation systems; new or gently used bingo caller machine, bingo prizes; white and colored copy paper, heavy stock copy paper; small and large lined legal pads, folders, 1X2-5/8" mailing labels, Post-it notes; birthday, sympathy, thank you and get well cards; phone message tablets, mouse pads, vinyl chair mats, adhesive name badges; new or gently used white board, new or gently used card stamping supplies; gift cards for office supply stores; new or gently used stacking chairs, book shelves; new popcorn machine, new paper popcorn bags, new baking pans, new ice cream scoop; glass cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, sponge mops, Swiffers, disposable toilet brushes, cleaning buckets; new plastic tablecloths; white or colorful paper napkins

Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired
754 Williamson St., Madison, WI 53703
Kathi Koegle, 608-237-8111; kathi@wcblind.org
84:30 MONFRI
Provides powerful tools for independence including vision exams, assistive technology, in-home rehabilitation training, free white canes, orientation and mobility training, and educational conferences. The Sharper Vision Store includes hundreds of items to help manage daily activities with confidence.
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Digital camera; 2 display easels, 2 portable folding dollies

Wisconsin Public Television
Ericka Balgord
821 University Ave., Madison, WI 53706
265-4436; volunteer@wpt.org
95 MONFRI
Community institution provides non-commercial television and other communication services of high quality, integrity and diversity to viewers across the state.
Holiday Volunteers
Volunteers needed for WPT's phone bank during the Winter Membership Drive Nov. 27-Dec. 12. Fundraising drives are held in Vilas Hall on the UW-Madison campus. Shifts are about four hours and include training, refreshments and a free meal. Weekend and weeknight opportunities available for people ages 16 and up.

Work Opportunity in Rural Communities
1955 W. Broadway #100, Monona, WI 53713
Lance Owens, 608-442-5294 x0; lance@artworking.org
95 MONFRI
Provides vocational development and support to adults with developmental disabilities. Founded in 1983, it is the oldest provider of community-based vocational supports for adults with cognitive disabilities in Dane County.
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Copier, stapler; 10 desks, 10 office/desk chairs (good condition, mix-n-match okay), 2 Apple computers (g5 or newer, any configuration), 8 flat screen monitors, digital camera

Youth Services of Southern Wisconsin - Briarpatch & CAP
1955 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704
Joseph Bednarowski, 608-245-2550 x306; joseph.bednarowski@youthsos.org
106 MONFRI
Provides innovative services to runaway, homeless and at-risk youth and their families.
Food
Gift cards for grocery stores
Clothing and Personal Items
Adult sized t-shirts; socks, underwear; personal hygiene products; first-aid supplies
Program-Office-Agency Needs
Rosetta Stone Spanish language learning software, thumbdrives; DVD player, PG-rated DVDs, microwave oven; quality wheeled office chairs, quality conference chairs; heavy-duty moving dolly; bicycle, child trailer; stainless steel pots and pans, pizza cutters; journals; art supplies; 1 3-ring binders, bus passes

YWCA Madison
101 E. Mifflin St., Madison, WI 53703
Samantha River, 608-257-1436; sriver@ywcamadison.org
10-6 TUE-THU
Provides affordable housing for women, emergency homeless shelter, employment, training and programming for girls. Works to eliminate racism through constructive dialogues.
Holiday Volunteers
Volunteers needed to wrap gifts for children and set up the Toy Store.
Food
Meals in can or box; canned vegetables, fruits or meats; canned/box juices; cereal; cooking oil; ethnic food such as rice, beans, tortillas, adobo
Toys and Holiday Gifts
New toys for children ages 0-3; gift cards for bookstores, Target, Wal-Mart, gas card
Clothing and Personal Items
Steel-toed boots for adults; disposable diapers and pull-ups sizes 3-5, wet wipes; toothbrushes and toothpaste; feminine hygiene products; paper cups, plates, plastic utensils; cookware, kitchen utensils, pots, pans; new bath towel sets, new single bed sheets, new pillows, new pillow cases; tool belts and basic tools such as hammer, wrench, tape measure, level, screwdriver; bus tickets

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