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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 Barb Irvin 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 Jan./Feb. 2018 issue of the Eastside News. Please contact Barb Irvin (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
Pocket folders
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
Small kid snow shovels
Underwear, new only, sizes 3T-6T

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
Drawing supplies, drawing paper, drawing pencils and colored pencils
Games: Monopoly (credit card ver- sion), Life, Scrabble, Kerplunk, Clue, Mancala, Jenga, Phase 10, Uno, Connect 4, Family Feud, Codenames, deck of cards.

Girls Inc., Carrie Breunig

Art supplies, Sharpies and watercolors
Classroom globe
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 supplies
School supplies scientific/graphing calculators, notebooks, journals
Electronics, projector, Bluetooth speaker, DVD player, desktop monitor
Nonworking electronics, for a project
Feminine hygiene products
Nail care items
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

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

Gym, Tyrone Cratic

Tumbling mats
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 (four each per flavor of cakes and frostings)
Nintendo Wii games, physically active games like Dance Revolution
PS 3 
Easy listening music CDs

TEENworks, Keith Pollock

Measuring spoons
Gallon Ziploc bags
Quart Ziploc freezer bags
55-gallon aquarium
Handheld immersion blender
Passes to Rockin’ Jump or Ultrazone

Volunteer Services, Tara Wilhelmi 

Small digital camera

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.