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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 contact Tom Powell at 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

  • Swimming suits sizes 4T-6T, boys and girls
  • Stretchy shorts sizes 4T-6T, boys and girls
  • Kleenex
  • Sand toys
  • Clorox wipes
  • Underwear sizes 3T-6T, boys and girls
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Bubbles/bubble toys
  • Plastic spray bottles
  • New Washable markers, thick
  • Crib sheets

Afterschool, Tanya Walker

  • Swimming suits sizes 7-16, boys and girls
  • Stretchy shorts sizes 8-14, boys and girls
  • Kleenex
  • New Washable markers, thick
  • Clorox wipes
  • Bubbles/bubble toys
  • Plastic spray bottles

Lussier LOFT, Megan Dow

  • Backpacks, gently used
  • Headbands
  • Games: Monopoly (credit card version), Life, Kerplunk, Mancala, Uno, Family Feud
  • iPhone chargers
  • Nintendo Switch games
  • Trendy décor
  • Towels and Youth Swimsuits
  • Headphones
  • Dry erase markers and Sharpies

Boys Group, Howard Hayes

  • Mural supplies, paint, primer, brushes, airbrushes, plywood
  • Tickets to sporting events
  • Bean bag chairs
  • Water balloons

FYI-Fit Youth Initiative, Zach Watson

  • Bikes and helmets
  • Swimming gear: goggles, new swimsuits
  • Life jackets (all sizes)
  • Canoes or kayaks
  • Canoe or kayak paddles, other boating accessories
  • Tickets to sporting events
  • Access to active field trip locations
  • GoPro camera
  • Fishing supplies and equipment
  • Vitamix Blenders

Girls Inc., Carrie Breunig

  • Art supplies, Sharpies, watercolors
  • Journals
  • Feminine products
  • Headphones
  • Gift cards to Amazon for books

Girls Inc. of Greater Madison, Pahoua Vang

  • Arts & crafts supplies, canvas, paint, paint brushes, art kits, jewelry kits, markers, colored pencils
  • New white and black T-shirts (adult sizes small to extra large)
  • School supplies scientific/graphing calculators, notebooks, pencils, pens
  • Electronics, projector, Bluetooth speaker
  • Feminine hygiene products, deodorant, lotions
  • Nail care items, nail polish (used and new)
  • Gift cards for youth and families to Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, Walgreens, Hy-Vee, Woodman’s
  • Long jump ropes
  • Electric hot plate and griddle
  • Board games, Scrabble, Banana Grams, Sorry, Trouble
  • Storage containers, three-drawer plastic units, clear plastic containers with lids
  • Adult coloring books, stress relief patterns
  • Stress balls, fidgets, other sensory toys
  • Fleece fabric
  • Small makeup bags for making feminine product kits

Gym, Tyrone Cratic

  • Storage totes, large and long
  • Volleyballs
  • Dodgeballs

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 
  • Storage Bins with covers  (Approx. 15” Wide/ 22” Long/ 12” Deep)

TEENworks, Keith Pollock

  • Charcoal grill/charcoal
  • Culinary blowtorch
  • Offset spatula
  • Long handled lighters
  • Dry erase markers, all colors
  • Stainless steel measuring cups and spoons
  • Apple peeler corer slicer
  • Pint and half-pint canning jars
  • Regular and wide mouth lids and rims for Ball jars
  • Mini-cupcake liners

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.