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Thank you for considering a gift to CAC! Your gift will make a true impact in the lives of those experiencing poverty in Dane, Jefferson, and Waukesha Counties.

If you would like to give to CAC’s purchase of a new food delivery truck, please include ‘Truck’ in the PayPal or check memo. If you would like to designate your donation to a specific CAC program, please also designate that in the PayPal or check memo. Thank you!

If you prefer to donate by mail, please send your donation to: Community Action Coalition For South Central Wisconsin, Inc. 1717 N. Stoughton Rd., Madison, WI 53704

Scroll down to see other ways you can give to CAC!

Clothing Donations

*CAC will stop taking clothing donations Sept. 1st-Nov.1st for Koats for Kids.*

Donations for the clothing center are accepted Monday-Friday from 8am-4:30pm at our Madison office. CAC can accept donations of clothing, shoes, accessories, and books. We accept clothing for all genders and sizes, both casual and formal. Please donate according to the following guidelines:

  • Donate seasonally appropriate items
  • CAC does not accept dirty or soiled items
  • Bring your donation in a box or bag

2018 marks our 33rd year of Koats for Kids! Drop off children’s or adult coats at any Klinke Cleaners Sept. 10th-Oct. 6th.

Food Donations

CAC accepts donations of non-perishable food items to distribute to our partner agencies.

  • Canned food
  • Canned fruit in juice or light syrup
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned chicken or tuna, in water or olive oil

Wish List

CAC accepts various donations to support the individuals and families we serve. Check our wishlist below to see how you can help!

Household items:

  • Cleaning supplies
  • Windex & all-purpose spray
  • Sponges
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet brush & cleaner
  • Dish soap
  • Dish drainer
  • Shower curtain liners & rings
  • Toilet paper
  • NEW bedding & towels (CAC will not accept used items)
  • Crock Pots
  • Small appliances (toasters, blenders, coffee pots, etc.) – needed in Watertown
  • Vaccuum cleaners – needed in Waukesha
  • Microwaves – needed in Madison & Waukesha
  • Recliner/armchair – needed in Madison

Toiletries/Family Items:

  • Diapers-high need!
  • Formula
  • Books-all ages, children’s books especially needed
  • Full size shampoo, conditioner, & body wash

Program/Office Needs:

  • New office desks
  • Refrigerated straight truck for food delivery
  • Digital camera

Contact Us

Questions about donating, ways to get involved, or how to support CAC? Contact:

Jim Schroeder, Executive Director orĀ (608) 246-4730 ext. 217