Backpack & School Supply Drive - Goodman Community Center

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School Supply Drive

Help GCC students with needed school supplies

School Supply Drive 2021 PhotoAll children deserve a great start to the school year

The start of the school year should bring with it excitement and anticipation. However, this time of year can bring added financial stress for families. Help support the Goodman Community Center’s youth and teen programming by purchasing and filling a backpack.

Goodman youth programs serve children ages 3-18. Goodman is committed to helping each child find success academically, and a great start is to provide children with school supplies.

3 ways to support our kids:

1. Shop our Amazon Wish List.

This will be the most up-to-date list of what we need, and when you order, it can be shipped directly to us, making it super easy to help out.

Shop Our Wish List


2. Drop off your donation at the Goodman Center Ironworks building (149 Waubesa St.), attention Ashley Rounds, between Aug. 5 and Aug. 10.

Donation hours:

  • Monday - Thursday: 7am - 9pm
  • Friday: 7am - 8pm
  • Saturday - Sunday: 8:30am - 6pm


3. Make a financial gift and we'll do the shopping for you! 

It's easy and convenient, and it'll give us the ability to buy the supplies we need the most. Make a gift online (note "Backpack Drive" in the Notes field) or mail a check to:

Goodman Community Center
Attn: Backpack Drive
214 Waubesa St.
Madison, WI 53704

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Backpacks filled with supplies will be distributed on Aug. 10 to Goodman Center program participants. If there are leftover backpacks and supplies, community members can pick them up on Aug. 11. If you would like to add your child(ren) to the list to receive a backpack, contact Ashley Rounds at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and she will contact you when to pick up a bag if supplies are available.

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Download a printable shopping list or Shop Our Wish List
  • Backpacks 
  • Lunch boxes
  • Children's masks
  • Headphones
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Tissues
  • Pocket folders
  • Binders
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Loose leaf paper
  • 3x5 notecards
  • Sticky notes
  • Scissors
  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Highlighters
  • Dry erase markers
  • Pens
  • Colored pencils
  • Markers – thin & wide
  • Glue sticks & glue
  • Pencil cases