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K1 Robots 110711 9 WEBPLEASE NOTE: We are currently accepting donations via no-contact drop-off. Come to the Goodman Center Ironworks building and call the front desk at 608-241-1574, x0, and one of our front-desk staff will bring a cart out for you. 

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?

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 Chris Graupner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 608-807-4962.

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 608-204-8049 in advance.

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

Drop-off hours  Monday thru Friday, 9am to 8pm



  • Umbrellas
  • Car window ice scrapers (long handled)
  • Jumper cables

Preschool, Tanya Walker

  • Sweatpants sizes 3T-6T, boys and girls
  • Underwear sizes 3T-6T, boys and girls
  • Kleenex
  • Clorox wipes
  • New Washable markers, thick
  • Crib sheets

Afterschool, Tanya Walker

  • Kleenex
  • New Washable markers, thick
  • Clorox wipes
  • New baby dolls
  • Multicultural Barbies

Lussier LOFT Middle School, Carrie Breunig

  • Yoga mats
  • Gymnastics mats
  • Bean bag chairs
  • Computer mouses
  • Headphones
  • Swimsuits, (youth S-L, one-piece bathing suits or shorts)
  • Beach towels

Lussier LOFT High School & TEENworks, Carrie Breunig

  • Regular and wide-mouth lids, and unused rims for Ball canning jars
  • Gift cards to Target, Amazon, Walmart to use as incentives
  • Dry erase markers

Transition Academy, Carrie Breunig

  • New leggings (S-L) and sweatpants (S-L)
  • Diapers size 2-3
  • Gift cards to Target, Walmart or Amazon

FYI-Fit Youth Initiative, Zach Watson

  • Tickets to sporting events
  • Access to active field trip locations
  • GoPro camera
  • Camping supplies for all ages

Girls Inc. of Greater Madison, Pahoua Vang

  • Feminine hygiene products (pads and tampons)
  • Liquid glue (white and clear)
  • Borax
  • Saline solution
  • Tie-dye materials
  • White apparel for tie-dying (shirts, sweatshirts, hats, socks, etc.)
  • Paint supplies
  • New water bottles
  • Headphones
  • Electronics, projector, bluetooth speaker
  • Gift cards for youth and families to Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, Walgreens, Hy-Vee, Woodman’s
  • Stress balls, fidgets and other sensory toys
  • New or lightly used picture books and chapter books with strong female lead characters (preferably female characters who are Black, Indigenous, people of color)

Gym, Tyrone Cratic

  • Storage totes, large and long
  • Toddler toys
  • Volleyballs
  • Badminton sets

Older Adult Programs, Gayle Laszewski

  • Duncan Hines cake mixes and frostings (four of each per flavor of cakes and frostings)
  • Movie DVDs for Movie Mondays

TEENworks, Keith Pollock

  • Winter Gloves and Hats
  • KitchenAid Mixer
  • Turntable
  • Subwoofer
  • Long handled lighters
  • Dry erase markers, all colors
  • Pint and half-pint canning jars
  • Regular and wide mouth lids and rims for Ball jars

Food Pantry

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. Please verify the items above are still needed by contacting the program staff person listed, or contact Chris Graupner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 608-807-4962.

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.