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Thank you for your gift to CAC to ensure food, clothing, and shelter for all. Together, we can end poverty in Dane, Jefferson, and Waukesha counties. To donate by mail, please send your donation to Community Action Coalition For South Central Wisconsin, Inc. 1717 N. Stoughton Rd., Madison, WI 53704. If you have any questions regarding cash donations, please contact Victoria Wiganowsky, Fund Development Specialist, at 608-246-4730 ext. 215 or emailĀ


Drop off clothing donations at CAC to be distributed in our free clothing center. 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, must be in good condition
  • Bring your donation in a box or bag

From September 1 to November 1 2019, CAC will not accept regular clothing donations, to prepare for the Koats for Kids program. At this time, please instead bring clothing to alternate donation centers, such as The River Food Pantry, Savers, Goodwill, St. Vincent de Paul, Dig & Save, or Porchlight. Please bring coat donations to your local Klinke Cleaners.


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

  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit in juice or light syrup
  • Soy butter (alternative nut butters)
  • Peanut butter
  • Canned chicken or tuna, in water or olive oil
  • Dried Fruit
  • Nuts & Seeds
  • Spices
  • Garden fresh produce


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

Household items

  • All-purpose cleaning spray
  • Toilet bowl cleaner
  • Windex
  • Laundry soap
  • Toilet brush & cleaner
  • Sponges
  • Rubber gloves
  • Dish soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • New bedding
  • New towels
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Furniture (call ahead to confirm)

Toiletries/Family Items

  • Disposable baby diapers
  • New socks and underwear
  • White t-shirts
  • Men’s shoes & clothes
  • Boys, girls & baby clothes
  • Steel toe boots/non-slip work shoes
  • Books
  • Full size shampoo, conditioner, & body wash
  • Sample size soap bars, shampoo, conditioner, & body wash
  • Toilet paper
  • Tooth brush & tooth paste

Program/Office Needs

  • Refrigerated straight truck for food delivery
  • DSLR camera
  • Web developer support

Contact Us

For more information about supporting CAC, request information, and a representative will contact you shortly. Request Info For information on in-kind donations, contact Bridgette Weber, Volunteer Coordinator/Clothing Center Supervisor at or (608) 246-4730 ext. 241