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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 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 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


Facility Painting Project, Sam Holben

Please contact Sam at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 608-204-8062 to make an appt. to safely deliver the painting items listed below.

  • Safety goggles/protective eyewear
  • Dust masks
  • Whisk brooms
  • Paint brushes (all types welcome)
  • Medium grit sandpaper (~120 grit)
  • Knee pads
  • Paint scrapers and scraper blades
  • Paint pans
  • Rollers
  • Roller handles
  • Sunblock
  • Work gloves
  • Cotton rags

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, Carrie Breunig

  • African beads
  • Full- or travel-size deodorants
  • Headphones
  • Sewing supplies (patches, fabric, nice scissors)
  • Headbands
  • iPhone chargers
  • Nintendo Switch games
  • Trendy décor
  • Dry erase markers and Sharpies
  • Flip chart paper (for presentations)

Boys Group, Howard Hayes

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

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

  • Yoga mats
  • Paint supplies
  • New water bottles
  • Headphones
  • Gift cards to Amazon for books
  • Arts & crafts supplies, canvas, paint, paint brushes, art kits, jewelry kits, markers, colored pencils
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Tom Powell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 204-8016.

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.