In-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?
Want to donate food? Help hungry people in Dane County.
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
Preschool, Tanya Walker
Washable markers, thick
Standing dust pans
Stickers for kids
Waterproof winter gloves, new only
Boots, new, sizes 10 toddler to 3 kid
Sweatpants, new only, sizes 3T-6T
Blankets for napping (not really big ones)
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
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
Outlet surge protector strips
Universal TV remote
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
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
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
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
Pint and half pint canning jars
Regular and wide mouth lids and rims for Ball jars
Dry erase markers
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.