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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, please contact Bridgette Weber, Fund Development Specialist, at 608-220-6409 or


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 19 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

  • Cleaning supplies
  • Windex & all-purpose spray
  • Sponges
  • Paper towels
  • Laundry soap
  • 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.)
  • Vaccuum cleaners
  • Microwaves
  • Recliner/armchair

Toiletries/Family Items

  • Diapers (child and adult)
  • 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
  • Web developer support

Contact Us

For more information about supporting CAC, let us know how to reach you, and a representative will get back to you.

Request Info

You may also contact Bridgette Weber, Community Engagement/Fund Development Specialist at or (608) 246-4730 ext. 241