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K1 Robots 110711 9 WEBIn-kind donations of food, office and craft supplies, equipment, furniture and other essentials are a huge help. When you donate stuff you always help us stretch our budgets and sometimes, when we can help reuse stuff, we get to keep things from the landfill, too.

Do you have some stuff to donate?

Please check our staff’s current wish list on the tab below to see what’s needed. Help us get it to the right program by labeling your items with the program or staff person’s name who requested it. Wondering about something that’s not on the list? If you would like to donate something that’s not on the list — big or small — please check with us first so we’re sure we can use it. When you bring your items to the Center, you can fill out a receipt for your goods, or our receptionist can help you. Contact Tom Powell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 204-8016.

Want to donate food? Help hungry people in Dane County.

We depend on donations of food to help keep our Fritz Food Pantry shelves stocked. You can drop off any donations on our donation rack, just off the main lobby. If you have a large quantity to deliver, please contact Sam McDaniel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 204-8049 in advance.

Find what’s most needed and lot more information about the pantry here.  

Drop-off hours  Mon.-Thurs. 6am to 9pm • Fri. 6 am to 8pm • Weekends 8:30am-6pm


*PLEASE NOTE: the following wish list items appeared in the May/June 2018 issue of the Eastside News. Please contact Tom Powell (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 204-8016) or the program staff person to verify the items are still needed — thanks!

Preschool, Tanya Walker

Washable markers, thick
Child-size brooms
Standing dust pans
Stickers for kids
Waterproof winter gloves, new only
Boots, new, sizes 10 toddler to 3 kid
Crib sheets
Sweatpants, new only, sizes 3T-6T
Blankets for napping (not really big ones)
Lysol wipes
Underwear, new only, sizes 3-4T only

Afterschool, Tanya Walker

Dry-erase markers, new
Waterproof winter gloves, new only
Underwear, new, youth size 6-14
Boots, new, sizes kid 1 to size 7
Dollhouse furniture
Food coloring
Hand soap
Wireless speakers

Lussier LOFT, Megan Dow

Backpacks, gently used
Games: Monopoly (credit card ver- sion), Life, Scrabble, Kerplunk, Mancala, Jenga, Phase 10, Uno, Connect 4, Family Feud, Codenames, deck of cards.
White twinkle lights
iPhone chargers
Outlet surge protector strips
Universal TV remote
Wii games
Trendy décor

Boys Group, Howard Hayes

Laptop compatible with Microsoft software
Mural supplies, paint, primer, brushes, air brushes, plywood
Tickets to sporting events

FYI-Fit Youth Initiative, Zach Watson

Sports equipment (all types of balls)
Soccer shoes, indoor and outdoor

Girls Inc., Carrie Breunig

Art supplies, Sharpies and watercolors
Feminine products
Gift cards to Amazon for books

Girls Inc. of Greater Madison, Pahoua Vang

Arts & crafts supplies, canvas, paint,
paint brushes, art kits, jewelry kits, stamps, knitting needles
School supplies scientific/graphing
calculators, notebooks, journals
Electronics, projector, Bluetooth
speaker, DVD player, desktop monitor
Nonworking electronics, for a project
Feminine hygiene products — pads, tampons, deodorant
Nail care items, nail polish
Small furniture, bean bag, lamps
Movies/documentaries about women
Gift cards to Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, Walgreens
Long jump ropes
Blender and hot plate

Gym, Tyrone Cratic

Landing mats
Baseball gloves and balls
Basketballs, new or used
Portable tabletop scoreboard
for volleyball and basketball
Little Tikes toys for toddlers/kids 4 months to 4 years old

Older Adult Programs, Gayle Laszewski

Duncan Hines cake mixes and frostings (five of each per flavor of cakes and frostings)
Nintendo Wii games, physically active games like Dance Revolution
PS 3 Station
Wireless microphone
Easy listening music CDs
Keyboard w/foot pedal, good condition
with weighted keys (88)


TEENworks, Keith Pollock

2- and 4-quart sauce pots, heavy bottom
10- and 12-inch skillets, heavy bottom
pH meter
Pint and half pint canning jars
Regular and wide mouth lids and rims for Ball jars
Mini-cupcake liners
Multicolored sharpies
Dry erase markers

All programs

All of our programs desire gift cards to Target, Amazon and Walgreens. If you prefer to give money instead of items, make checks payable to the Goodman Community Center and note which program it is for.

Your in-kind gifts are tax deductible to the full extent of the tax law. Please know that only you and your tax advisor can assign a value to your in-kind gift — the Goodman Community Center cannot. 

Can we give you a receipt for your in-kind donation?

When you bring your items to the Center, we'd love to give you a receipt for your donation. It gives you a record for your taxes and allows us to properly thank you! 

Wondering about the value of your donation?
See IRS Publication 526, or talk with your tax advisor.