Goodman Community Center | Ways You Can Help

We can't do it without YOU! Each year our community turns out with volunteer hours, food donations and monetary gifts to help us collect and distribute everything needed to make a Thanksgiving meal at home. Read on for all the ways you can help.

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1. Make a financial gift

Your monetary donation helps us provide fresh foods in each basket. We purchase fresh groceries like veggies, milk, butter, eggs and pumpkin pie, and we’ll purchase items to fill in any gaps, including turkeys.

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If we receive gifts that exceed the need for Thanksgiving, they will go toward general support of Goodman, ensuring we can continue to strengthen lives and secure futures in our community.

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2. Donate Food

We rely on your food donations to meet our goals. Donations can be dropped off at the Goodman Community Center, during the following times:

  • Monday - Friday, Nov. 13-17 10am-7pm (Goodman gym)
  • Saturday - Sunday, Nov. 18-19, 9am-5pm (Waubesa Street)

Want to drop off sooner? No problem — stop by our Ironworks building any day during the month of November, 9am-8pm. Please save frozen turkey donations until the week of Nov. 13!

Download our grocery list

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3. Host a Food Drive or Fundraiser

Food drives and fundraisers are a HUGE help. Could you host one at your workplace, faith community, club or neighborhood — or raise money through your online community? Our food drive kit has posters and shopping lists, a tips sheet, and sample text and images to spread the word virtually. (Don't forget to let us know you're hosting a drive by filling out the form below!)

View our food drive kit

Please let us know you're hosting a food drive by filling out this form.

Are you active on Facebook? Start a Facebook Fundraiser here.

4. Give Your Time

It takes a lot of volunteers to make Thanksgiving Baskets a success – we'd love to have you join us. Volunteers are needed for numerous tasks to ensure we can fill every basket.

Volunteer spots fill up very quickly. See the spots that are still open. If a shift is interesting but filled, add yourself to the wait list, and you'll be notified if someone cancels.

See Opportunities

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5. Talk Turkey!

Help us spread the word about our Thanksgiving Basket Drive by sharing information with your family, friends and coworkers. We’ve created a handy kit with everything you need to let your network know about this great community effort.

View our social media kit

For more information about how you can help contact:

Francesca Frisque

Assistant Director of Food Pantry
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