Wish List

We appreciate your making drop-offs Monday through Friday between 8:00am and 4:30pm. 
If you wish to donate items other than those listed, contact us at , or call (608) 246-4730. 

Clothing Center

  • Gently used or new clothing and shoes
  • Children's books
  • New socks and underwear for men, women and children of all ages and sizes
  • Clothing Center Donation Guidelines

    • No dirty or soiled clothes
      • CAC is unable to clean dirty items, so we only accept items that are immediately ready for distribution.
    • Seasonally appropriate items
      • CAC lacks the storage space for items that are not appropriate for the season, so we ask that you please save donations until the proper time of year.
    • Bring your donation inside
      • CAC will not accept donations that are left outside of our office, as it leads to the clothes being damaged or misplaced.

Food Security

  • Non-perishable food items
  • Personal Care Items (unopened)
  • Baby Diapers
  • Freezer Zip lock bags – quart and gallon size
  • Refrigerator/freezer shelf thermometers
  • Menard’s and Farm & Fleet gift cards

Family Development Division

  • Generic long distance phone cards
  • School supplies
  • Madison Metro Bus Cards and Passes
  • Baby Diapers
  • Household cleaning supplies (unopened for particpant homes)
  • Paper products (toilet paper and paper towels)
  • New bedding items
  • Annual wall & pocket calendars
  • Gas Cards (PDQ & Kwik Trip)
  • Grocery Cards (Woodman's & Copps)
  • Restaurant Gift Cards (from anywhere in Dane County)

Watertown Office - Jefferson and Waukesha County Services

  • Locking file cabinet
  • Baby supplies – especially diapers
  • DVD player
  • Personal Hygiene Products
  • Sleeping Bags (not kids)
  • Baby changing station (wall attached one – not freestanding)
  • Taxi Vouchers
  • Gas Cards
  • Computers with printers
  • First Aid Kits
  • Window air conditioners
  • Bikes
  • Household items (batteries, flash lights, lamps, Kitchen appliances, Kitchen fire extinguishers, common tools)
  • Snow shovels
  • Trac Fones

Dane County Administrative Department

  • AA batteries
  • Large microwave oven