Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak services at CAC offices will be by appointment only until further notice.

For urgent needs in Dane County please call 608-246-4730.
For urgent needs in Jefferson County please call 920-262-9667.

During this period we will not be accepting clothing, book or miscellaneous donations.  Monetary donations are always welcome!


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To donate by mail,
please send your donation to:

Community Action Coalition
For South Central Wisconsin, Inc.
1717 N. Stoughton Rd.
Madison, WI 53704.


We’re so grateful for your support. Monetary contributions are always needed, but in kind gifts of food, clothing, hygiene items, and other things from our wishlist are always appreciated. We appreciate your generosity!

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 professional.   Please donate according to the following guidelines:

  • Donate seasonally appropriate items
  • Items must be clean and in good condition
  • Please bring your donation in a box or bag

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

  • Toothpaste & toothbrush
  • Shampoo/conditioner (full size and samples)
  • Bar Soap
  • Body Wash (feminine and masculine)
  • Disposable baby diapers (size 0-7)
  • Deodorant (feminine and masculine)
  • Feminine Products (Tampons, Pads)
  • Body Lotion
  • Dish Soap
  • Laundry Soap or Pods
  • Shaving Razors
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • All purpose cleaning spray
  • Furniture (must call ahead to confirm)


  • New socks
  • New underwear
  • Plain T-Shirts (white/black/grey)
  • Steel toe boots
  • Non-slip work shoes
  • Clothing priorities: men’s clothing, older children’s clothing (ages 10-16), plus size clothing

Program/Office Needs

  • Refrigerated straight truck for food delivery
  • Web developer support
  • Digital camera for marketing department

For information on in-kind donations, contact Bridgette Weber, Volunteer Coordinator/Clothing Center Supervisor at bridgettew@cacscw.org or (608) 246-4730 ext. 241