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 Holiday Wish List 2010
Find happiness in giving!
    Make a wish come true!
    The United Way Volunteer Center Holiday Wish List helps you help others


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                ll types of nonprofit agen-                        ing volunteer service, food, toys and                                                 Dane County through the Agenda
                cies from across Dane                              gifts, clothing and personal items,                                                   for Change – the seven areas our
                County are looking for as-                         decorations and more! Simply use the                                                  community identified as our most
                sistance through this spe-                         alphabetical list of agencies to find a                                               critical issues. For more information,
    cial collection of holiday-related vol-                        need that you can fill, the agency de-                                                visit unitedwaydanecounty.org.
    unteer and donation opportunities.                             scription and contact information.                                                        The Holiday Wish List is compiled
         You can make a difference in the                              Don’t forget, you can help others                                                 by United Way and distributed in part-
    life of a child, family, older adult,                          at all times of year! Find opportuni-                                                 nership with Isthmus, Milwaukee
    organization or individual in Dane                             ties that match your interests and                                                    Journal Sentinel and FOX 47. This
    County during the holiday season.                              availability at volunteeryourtime.org.                                                publication has been made possible by
    Inside, you’ll learn exactly what each                             United Way of Dane County                                                         Physicians Plus Insurance Corporation
    agency is hoping to receive – includ-                          helps change lives and strengthens                                                    and Business Volunteer Network. ❆




      Please join United Way of Dane County
                                                                                              Donation categories
                                                                                              Clothing & Personal Items                                                           Personal Essentials Pantry ........................................12
               in thanking sponsors:                                                          AIDS Network.................................................................4      The River Food Pantry................................................12
                                                                                              Allied Wellness Center................................................4             The Road Home Dane County................................13
                                                                                              American Red Cross - Badger Chapter .................4                              Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center....................13
                                                                                              Bayview International Center                                                        The Salvation Army of Dane County ...................13
                                                                                               for Education and the Arts ....................................4                   Society of St. Vincent de Paul.................................13
                                                                                              Boys & Girls Club of Dane County..........................4                         South Madison Coalition of the Elderly.............13
                                                                                              Catholic Charities, Diocese of Madison...............5                              Transition Education Program ................................14
                                                                                              Centro Hispano of Dane County.............................5                         United Cerebral Palsy.................................................14
                                                                                              Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin ..............5                             United Way of Dane County...................................14
                                                                                              Colonial Club Senior Activity Center....................5                           West Madison Senior Coalition
                                  and donors:                                                 Community Action Coalition                                                           and Senior Center....................................................14
                                                                                               for South Central Wisconsin, Inc.........................5                         Youth Services of Southern Wisconsin
                                                                                              Community Partnerships, Inc. ..................................6                     — Briarpatch & CAP.................................................15
                                                                                              Country Animal Haven................................................6               YWCA Madison ............................................................15
                                                                                              Dane County Parent Council, Inc............................6
                                                                                                                                                                                  Food
                                                                                              The Dane County Shelter Home.............................6
                                                                                                                                                                                  AIDS Network.................................................................4
                                                                                              Domestic Abuse Intervention Services ................7
                                                                                                                                                                                  Allied Wellness Center................................................4
                                                                                              East Madison Community Center...........................7
                                                                                                                                                                                  American Red Cross - Badger Chapter .................4
                                                                                              East Madison/Monona Coalition
                                                                                                                                                                                  Bayview International Center
                                                                                                of the Aging .................................................................8
                                                                                                                                                                                   for Education and the Arts ....................................4
                                                                                              Easter Seals Wisconsin Camps .................................8
                                                                                                                                                                                  Boys & Girls Club of Dane County..........................4
                                                                                              The Exchange Center
                                                                                                                                                                                  Canopy Center................................................................5
                                                                                               for the Prevention of Child Abuse......................8
                                                                                                                                                                                  Capital Candlelighters.................................................5
                                                                                              Friends of CaMon–Thuock Park, Inc......................8
                                                                                                                                                                                  Colonial Club Senior Activity Center....................5
                                                                                              Goodman Community Center .................................8
                                                                                                                                                                                  Community Action Coalition
                                                                                              Goodwill Industries
                                                                                                                                                                                   for South Central Wisconsin, Inc.........................5
        This guide was produced by Isthmus Publishing Co., Inc.,                               of South Central WI, Inc. ........................................9
                                                                                                                                                                                  The Dane County Shelter Home.............................6
            and printed courtesy Milwaukee Journal Sentinel                                   Horizon High School....................................................9
                                                                                                                                                                                  DeForest Area Community
                                                                                              Ice Age Trail Alliance..................................................10
     Additional copies of the Holiday Wish List can be found at your                                                                                                               and Senior Center......................................................7
                                                                                              Kennedy Heights Community Center ..................11
   local library branch, and online at www.unitedwaydanecounty.org,                                                                                                               East Madison Community Center...........................7
                                                                                              Middleton Outreach Ministry.................................11
               www.thedailypage.com and www.fox47.com                                                                                                                             East Madison/Monona Coalition
                                                                                              North/Eastside Senior Coalition..........................12                           of the Aging .................................................................8
        The inclusion of any organization or person in this Wish List does not constitute     Northwest Dane Senior Services, Inc. .................12                            First Congregational
    a representation, warranty, or endorsement with respect to the competence, suitability,   Operation Fresh Start, Inc........................................12                  United Church of Christ..........................................8
          or reliability of such organization or person by United Way of Dane County.         Partners in Foster Care, Inc. .....................................12               Gilda’s Club Madison....................................................8


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    Donation categories, cont.
Food, cont.                                                                         Capitol Lakes Retirement Community .................5                             Community GroundWorks........................................6                    Toys & Holiday Gifts
Habitat for Humanity of Dane County, Inc.........9                                  Catholic Charities, Diocese of Madison...............5                            Country Animal Haven................................................6             AIDS Network.................................................................4
Horizon High School....................................................9            Dane County Friends of Ferals.................................6                   Dane County Friends of Ferals.................................6                   Allied Wellness Center................................................4
HospiceCare, Inc..........................................................10        Dane County Parent Council, Inc............................6                      Dane County Humane Society ................................6                      ARC Community Services ..........................................4
Kennedy Heights Community Center ..................11                               DeForest Area Community                                                           The Dane County Shelter Home.............................6                        Bayview International Center
                                                                                     and Senior Center......................................................7         DeForest Area Community                                                            for Education and the Arts ....................................4
Madison Senior Center ..............................................11
                                                                                    East Madison Community Center...........................7                          and Senior Center......................................................7         Boys & Girls Club of Dane County..........................4
Madison-area Urban Ministry..................................11
                                                                                    East Madison/Monona                                                               East Madison Community Center...........................7                         Capital Candlelighters.................................................5
Middleton Outreach Ministry.................................11
                                                                                      Coalition of the Aging .............................................8           East Madison/Monona
North/Eastside Senior Coalition..........................12                                                                                                                                                                                             Catholic Charities, Diocese of Madison...............5
                                                                                    First Congregational                                                                Coalition of the Aging .............................................8
OutReach, Inc................................................................12                                                                                                                                                                         Central WI Center for the
                                                                                      United Church of Christ..........................................8              Easter Seals Wisconsin Camps .................................8
The River Food Pantry................................................12                                                                                                                                                                                  Developmentally Disabled ....................................5
                                                                                    Friends of CaMon–Thuock Park, Inc......................8                          Epilepsy Foundation Southern Wisconsin...........8
The Road Home Dane County................................13                                                                                                                                                                                             Centro Hispano of Dane County.............................5
                                                                                    Goodman Community Center .................................8                       The Exchange Center for the
Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center....................13                                                                                                                                                                                                 Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin ..............5
                                                                                    Habitat for Humanity of Dane County, Inc.........9                                 Prevention of Child Abuse .....................................8
The Salvation Army of Dane County ...................13                                                                                                                                                                                                 Colonial Club Senior Activity Center....................5
                                                                                    Home Health United....................................................9           Friends of CaMon–Thuock Park, Inc......................8
Second Harvest Foodbank                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Community Partnerships, Inc. ..................................6
                                                                                    Horizon High School....................................................9          Gilda’s Club Madison....................................................8
  of Southern Wisconsin...........................................13                                                                                                                                                                                    Dane County Humane Society ................................6
                                                                                    HospiceCare, Inc..........................................................10      Goodman Community Center .................................8
Society of St. Vincent de Paul.................................13                                                                                                                                                                                       Dane County Parent Council, Inc............................6
                                                                                    Ice Age Trail Alliance..................................................10        Goodwill Industries
United Cerebral Palsy.................................................14                                                                                                                                                                                The Dane County Shelter Home.............................6
                                                                                    Independent Living, Inc.............................................10             of South Central WI, Inc. ........................................9
West Madison Senior Coalition                                                                                                                                                                                                                           DeForest Area Community
                                                                                    Jewish Social Services of Madison ........................11                      Grassroots Leadership College................................9
 and Senior Center....................................................14                                                                                                                                                                                 and Senior Center......................................................7
                                                                                    Kennedy Heights Community Center ..................11                             Habitat for Humanity of Dane County, Inc.........9
Youth Services of Southern Wisconsin                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Domestic Abuse Intervention Services ................7
                                                                                    Madison Children’s Museum....................................11                   Hancock Center for
 — Briarpatch & CAP.................................................15                                                                                                                                                                                  East Madison Community Center...........................7
                                                                                    Madison Senior Center ..............................................11             Dance/Movement Therapy ..................................9
YWCA Madison ............................................................15                                                                                                                                                                             East Madison/Monona Coalition
                                                                                    Monona Senior Center...............................................11             Horizon High School....................................................9
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          of the Aging .................................................................8
                                                                                                                                                                      HospiceCare, Inc..........................................................10
Holiday Decorations                                                                 North/Eastside Senior Coalition..........................12                                                                                                         Easter Seals Wisconsin Camps .................................8
                                                                                    Northwest Dane Senior Services, Inc. .................12                          Ice Age Trail Alliance..................................................10
AIDS Network.................................................................4                                                                                                                                                                          The Exchange Center for
                                                                                    Olbrich Botanical Gardens ......................................12                Kennedy Heights Community Center ..................11                              the Prevention of Child Abuse .............................8
Boys & Girls Club of Dane County..........................4
                                                                                    The River Food Pantry................................................12           Madison Ballet...............................................................11   Goodman Community Center .................................8
Capitol Lakes Retirement Community .................5
                                                                                    The Road Home Dane County................................13                       Madison Senior Center ..............................................11            Goodwill Industries
Central WI Center
 for the Developmentally Disabled .....................5                            The Salvation Army of Dane County ...................13                           Mentoring Positives, Inc.............................................11            of South Central WI, Inc. ........................................9
Centro Hispano of Dane County.............................5                         Sarvodaya USA ..............................................................13    Middleton Outreach Ministry.................................11                    Horizon High School....................................................9
Colonial Club Senior Activity Center....................5                           Second Harvest Foodbank                                                           Nehemiah Community Development                                                    HospiceCare, Inc..........................................................10
                                                                                      of Southern Wisconsin...........................................13               Corporation.................................................................11   Independent Living, Inc.............................................10
Community Partnerships, Inc. ..................................6
                                                                                    South Madison Coalition of the Elderly.............13                             North/Eastside Senior Coalition..........................12                       Jail Library Group..........................................................11
DeForest Area Community
 and Senior Center......................................................7           United Cerebral Palsy.................................................14          Northwest Dane Senior Services, Inc. .................12                          Madison-area Urban Ministry..................................11
East Madison Community Center...........................7                           VSA Wisconsin ..............................................................14    Omega School, Inc. .....................................................12        Mentoring Positives, Inc.............................................11
East Madison/Monona Coalition                                                       Wisconsin Public Television.....................................14                OutReach, Inc................................................................12   Middleton Outreach Ministry.................................11
  of the Aging .................................................................8   YWCA Madison ............................................................15       Partners in Foster Care, Inc. .....................................12             North/Eastside Senior Coalition..........................12
Easter Seals Wisconsin Camps .................................8                                                                                                       Personal Essentials Pantry ........................................12             Northwest Dane Senior Services, Inc. .................12
The Exchange Center for the                                                         Pet Food & Supplies                                                               Project Home ................................................................12   Omega School, Inc. .....................................................12
 Prevention of Child Abuse .....................................8                   Country Animal Haven................................................6             The River Food Pantry................................................12           Partners in Foster Care, Inc. .....................................12
Goodman Community Center .................................8                         Dane County Friends of Ferals.................................6                   The Road Home Dane County................................13                       Personal Essentials Pantry ........................................12
Habitat for Humanity of Dane County, Inc.......10                                   Dane County Humane Society ................................6                      Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center....................13                           The River Food Pantry................................................12
Independent Living, Inc.............................................10              Independent Living, Inc.............................................10            The Salvation Army of Dane County ...................13                           The Road Home Dane County................................13
Madison Senior Center ..............................................11                                                                                                Sarvodaya USA ..............................................................13    Ronald McDonald House
Middleton Outreach Ministry.................................11                      Program-Office-Agency Needs                                                       Second Harvest Foodbank                                                            Charities of Madison...............................................13
Monona Senior Center...............................................11               Access to Independence ............................................4                of Southern Wisconsin...........................................13              Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center....................13
Northwest Dane Senior Services, Inc. .................12                            Allied Wellness Center................................................4           Society of St. Vincent de Paul.................................13                 The Salvation Army of Dane County ...................13
The Road Home Dane County................................13                         Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance                                                   Tenant Resource Center............................................14              South Madison Coalition of the Elderly.............13
The Salvation Army of Dane County ...................13                              of Wisconsin ................................................................4   Union de Trabajadores Inmigrantes/                                                Tenant Resource Center............................................14
South Madison Coalition of the Elderly.............13                               American Red Cross - Badger Chapter .................4                             Immigrant Workers’ Union...................................14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Transition Education Program ................................14
United Cerebral Palsy.................................................14            ARC Community Services ..........................................4                United Cerebral Palsy.................................................14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        United Cerebral Palsy.................................................14
VSA Wisconsin ..............................................................14      Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County..............4                            VSA Wisconsin ..............................................................14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        United Way of Dane County...................................14
West Madison Senior Coalition                                                       Breast Cancer Recovery..............................................4             West Madison Senior Coalition
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        West Madison Senior Coalition
 and Senior Center....................................................14            Canopy Center................................................................5     and Senior Center....................................................14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and Senior Center....................................................14
                                                                                    Capital Candlelighters.................................................5          Wisconsin Council of the Blind
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        YWCA Madison ............................................................15
Holiday Volunteers                                                                  Centro Hispano of Dane County.............................5                        and Visually Impaired.............................................14
AIDS Network.................................................................4      Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin ..............5                           Work Opportunity in Rural Communities.........15
Bayview International Center                                                        Colonial Club Senior Activity Center....................5                         Youth Services of Southern Wisconsin
 for Education and the Arts ....................................4                                                                                                      — Briarpatch & CAP.................................................15
                                                                                    Community Action Coalition
Boys & Girls Club of Dane County..........................4                          for South Central Wisconsin, Inc.........................5

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                                                Allied Wellness Center                                                                        Big Brothers Big Sisters
 2010 Holiday                                   Neighborhood center promotes health and                                                       of Dane County
                                                wellness of the mind, body and spirit of
 Wish List                                      people living in the Allied, Belmar and
                                                Dunn’s Marsh neighborhoods.
                                                                                                                                              Helps children reach their full potential
                                                                                                                                              through professionally supported, one-on-
 Please note: It’s a good idea to confirm                                                                                                     one relationships. Matches are made in
 donation details by calling ahead.             2225 ALLIED DR., #2, MADISON, WI 53713                                                        community- and school-based mentoring
                                                  Susan Corrado, 608-274-7006;                                                                programs.
 Access to Independence                           susan.corrado@oakwoodvillage.net;                                                           2059 ATWOOD AVE., MADISON, WI 53704
 Nonprofit independent living center serving      8:45-4:30 Tue-Wed, 8:45-12 Fri;                                                              Kristin Burki, 608-661-4393,
 people with all types of disabilities, ages      www.alliedwellnesscenter.org                                                                 kburki@bbbsmadison.org;
 and incomes. Provides advocacy, informa-       Food                                                                                           8:30-5 Mon–Fri;
 tion and referral, peer support and inde-       Sponsor food donations for a big holiday      Program-Office-Agency Needs                     www.bbbsmadison.org
 pendent living skills training.                 dinner                                         Flashdrives; school supplies, crayons; gift
                                                                                                cards for gas, car washes, oil changes,       Program-Office-Agency Needs
 301 S. LIVINGSTON ST., #200,                   Toys and Holiday Gifts                                                                         Board games, cards; art supplies, craft
 MADISON, WI 53703                                                                              office supplies
                                                 Children’s games, children’s activities;                                                      supplies, coloring books; books for
   Claire Draeger, 608-242-8484;                 cloth bags, bus passes                                                                        children ages 5-14
   claired@accesstoind.org;
                                                                                               ARC Community
                                                Clothing and Personal Items
   8:30-4:30 Mon–Thu;                            Diapers; glucometers, blood testing
                                                                                               Services                                       Boys & Girls Club
   www.accesstoind.org                           strips, over-the-counter cough medicine       Nonprofit agency providing innovative, re-     of Dane County
 Program-Office-Agency Needs                                                                   sponsive, strength-based, family-focused
                                                Program-Office-Agency Needs                                                                   Youth service organization for children ages
                                                                                               and community-based services to women
  Desktop, 42” flat-screen TV; Velcro            Laptop computers, LCD projector;                                                             7-18 that inspires and enables all young
                                                                                               and their families.
  display board at least 42” height              printer ink for a HP Deskjet 840C-843,                                                       people especially those from disadvantaged
                                                 copy paper; pens                              1409 EMIL ST., MADISON, WI 53713               circumstances to realize their full poten-
 AIDS Network                                                                                    Laura Parker, 608-283-6426;                  tial as productive, responsible and caring
 Provides case management, prevention,          Alzheimer’s & Dementia                           laurap@arccommserv.com;                      citizens.
 dental, legal and other services to individ-   Alliance of Wisconsin                            9–5 Mon–Fri;                                 2001 TAFT ST., MADISON, WI 53713
 uals and families living with HIV.                                                              www.arccommserv.com
                                                Provides support to those impacted by                                                          Alison Ahlgrim, 608-257-2606 x212;
 600 WILLIAMSON ST., MADISON, WI 53703          Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias        Toys and Holiday Gifts                          aahlgrim@bgcdc.org;
  Katie Childs, 608-316-8600;                   through information, education, consulta-       Journals, 2011 planners/calendars; baby        9–5 Mon–Fri;
  volunteer@aidsnetwork.org;                    tion, the promotion of research and state-      books, books (fiction and/or                   www.bgcdc.org
  8:30-5 Mon–Fri;                               wide advocacy.                                  meditation); art supplies such as beading
                                                                                                supplies, scrapbooking supplies, etc.;        Holiday Volunteers
  www.aidsnetwork.org                           517 N. SEGOE RD., STE. 301,                                                                    Volunteers needed to wrap gifts for Boys
                                                                                                board games; toys for infants
 Holiday Volunteers                             MADISON, WI 53705                                                                              & Girls Club members during Wrap
  The Felicia Melton-Smyth Holiday Gift                                                        Program-Office-Agency Needs                     Parties that take place in mid-December.
                                                  Bonnie Knuppel, 608-232-3400;
  Drive is for families living with HIV.                                                        Padded folding chairs, silverware, Red
                                                  bonnie.knuppel@alzwisc.org;                                                                 Food
  Volunteers needed to pick up gifts from                                                       Cross emergency kits
                                                  8:30-4:30 Mon–Fri;                                                                           Holiday food basket items such as
  local stores and wrap them in the office        www.alzwisc.org                                                                              turkey, potatoes, gravy mix, green beans,
  prior to distribution. Volunteers will be                                                    Bayview International                           rolls, stuffing, cranberry sauce
  needed Dec. 17, 20, 21 and 22.                Program-Office-Agency Needs
 Food                                            Computer speakers, electric stapler,
                                                                                               Center for Education                           Toys and Holiday Gifts
  Canned pumpkin; cranberries, pie crusts;       desktop calculators; Easy-Change game         and the Arts                                    New toys, books, games for children ages
  roasting pans; gift cards for grocery          board with stand (Siegel Display              Provides children, youth and families af-       7-18
  stores                                         products), tabletop display board;            fordable, high-quality youth-centered pro-     Clothing and Personal Items
 Toys and Holiday Gifts                          brochure holders for tabletop, desktop        grams including after school care, academ-      Winter clothing such as scarves, hats,
  iPods, Mp3 players, video games for Play       tape dispensers; self-stick easel pads or     ic support, recreation and arts/cultural de-    mittens, coats for children ages 7-18
  Station/X-Box; children’s books, board         wall pads size 25x30, assorted flipchart      velopment.
  games; sporting goods such as footballs,       markers; any color copier paper; purple                                                      Holiday Decorations
  soccer balls, baseballs, mitts, bikes,         tablecloth size 60x126 or 90x156              601 BAY VIEW, MADISON, WI 53715                 Wrapping paper, ornaments, holiday
  skateboards, etc.; toys such as stuffed                                                       Julie Shannon, 608-256-7808 x24;               decorations
  animals, cars, trucks for children ages 2-    American Red Cross -                            bayview_arts@yahoo.com;
  10; gift cards for Wal-Mart, Target
                                                Badger Chapter                                  10:30-6 Mon–Fri;                              Breast Cancer Recovery
 Clothing and Personal Items                                                                    www.bayviewfoundation.org                     Offers Infinite Boundaries four-day well-
  Heavy winter coats, sweatshirts, blue         Provides immediate relief to individuals                                                      ness retreats for women diagnosed with
                                                and families of disasters and helps com-       Holiday Volunteers
  jeans, t-shirts, heavy socks, thermal                                                                                                       breast cancer, providing survivors the
                                                munities prevent, prepare for and respond       Volunteers needed for Fall
  underwear, winter boots for adults and                                                                                                      chance to explore feelings, fears and life
                                                to emergencies.                                 Harvest/Thanksgiving Dinner on
  children; personal items such as                                                                                                            wishes.
                                                                                                Tuesday, Nov. 23 from 4–8 pm, and
  shampoo, conditioner, soap, body wash,        4860 SHEBOYGAN AVE., MADISON, WI 53705          Holiday Party on Wednesday, Dec. 29           2800 ROYAL AVE., STE. 306,
  deodorant; toothbrushes, toothpaste,
                                                 Cathy Hopkins, 608-227-1259;                   from 1–4 pm.                                  MADISON, WI 53713
  dental floss; hand lotion, hand sanitizer;
  toilet paper, paper towels; laundry            chopkins@arcbadger.org;                       Food                                            Deb Ray, 608-661-4178;
  detergent, dish soap, surface cleaners         7–3:30 Mon–Fri;                                Thanksgiving dinner food items; holiday        info@bcrecovery.org;
 Holiday Decorations                             www.arcbadger.org                              party snacks and cookies; Asian food           8:30-4 Mon–Thu;
  Wrapping paper                                Food                                            items                                          www.bcrecovery.org
                                                 Gift cards for grocery stores, restaurants,   Toys and Holiday Gifts                         Program-Office-Agency Needs
                                                 infant supplies                                Toys, books, games for children ages 0-18      iPod and dock, digital camera; craft
                                                Clothing and Personal Items                    Clothing and Personal Items                     supplies such as acrylic paints, fabric
                                                 Sweatpants, sweatshirts for women, men         Winter clothing for children ages 0-18;        paints, quilt squares, etc.; white and
                                                 and children; flip-flop sandals for            blankets; personal hygiene products            color copy paper
                                                 women, men and children; new bath
                                                 towels, twin size blankets; baby bottles,
                                                 diapers, gift cards for infant supplies


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Canopy Center                                  Catholic Charities,                             Toys and Holiday Gifts                          Holiday Decorations
                                                                                                Table games for youth such as Uno,              Centerpieces (Thanksgiving and
Helps prevent child abuse and neglect,         Diocese of Madison                               Apples to Apples, Monopoly, etc.; sketch        Christmas), white Christmas tree lights,
strengthen families and promote healing        Helps Dane County individuals, families,         pats, canvas, acrylic paint, art brushes all    New Year’s Eve decorations; small
of those affected by abuse through the pro-    children, aging, developmentally disabled        sizes; water color pencils                      holiday plates, red or green holiday
vision of culturally competent and diverse     and persons with drug and alcohol addic-        Clothing and Personal Items                      napkins, tablecloths
professional, volunteer and peer services.     tions regardless of religious, ethnic, racial
                                                                                                Jeans sizes 36/30, dress shirts size large,    Program-Office-Agency Needs
2120 FORDEM AVE., STE. 110,                    or social background, with family coun-
                                                                                                men’s socks size 10, men’s shoes size 9½,       Dish towels, dish cloths, kitchen aprons;
MADISON, WI 53704                              seling, adoption, pregnancy counseling and
                                                                                                men’s underwear size extra large;               non-zipper sandwich bags, plastic
  Allison Olson, 608-241-4888;                 respite care for aging.
                                                                                                backpacks                                       silverware, paper towel, Styrofoam cups;
  allisono@canopycenter.org;                   426 S. YELLOWSTONE DR.,                         Holiday Decorations                              hand sanitizer; batteries (all sizes),
  11–5 Mon–Thu;                                MADISON, WI 53719                                Picture/art frames of all sizes,                packing tape; white or colored copy
  www.canopycenter.org                           Jane McGowan, 608-821-3100;                    inspirational youth posters; construction       paper, paint brushes, black Sharpies, pipe
Food                                             jmcgowan@ccmadison.org;                        paper, decorative scissors, decorative          cleaners; used books, greeting cards,
                                                 9–4 Mon–Fri;                                   hand punch, tissue paper, decorative            picture frames; desk chairs; bulletin
 Non-perishable, healthy snacks; 100%
                                                 www.catholiccharitiesofmadison.org             paper shapers                                   board decorations, birthday decorations
 fruit juice
Program-Office-Agency Needs                    Holiday Volunteers                              Program-Office-Agency Needs                     Community Action
 Journals, diaries, 8x11 non-spiral, top-       Volunteers needed for the Aging                 Laminator and plastic sheets; black easel;
 bound notebooks; 1 view bind; pots and         Services Elder Mentor Program to assist         calculators, digital camera                    Coalition for South
 pans                                           seniors with essential tasks and to                                                            Central Wisconsin, Inc.
                                                provide friendship during the holidays.        Children’s Service                              Anti-poverty community action agency that
Capital Candlelighters                          Contact Jean Mueller, 833-4800, 9–4
                                                                                               Society of Wisconsin                            works with people affected by poverty
                                                MON–FRI                                                                                        through programs designed to increase self-
Local support for children with cancer and                                                     Implementing the belief that every child is
their families. Provides support groups, ed-   Toys and Holiday Gifts                          entitled to a permanent, safe and nurtur-       sufficiency.
ucational, transportation and financial as-     Toys, books, picture books about               ing home, offers prevention, out-of-home        1717 N. STOUGHTON RD.,
sistance, social events and advocacy for        adoption, puzzles for children. Contact        care and child and family counseling serv-      MADISON, WI 53704
families through American Family Chil-          Sue Palm, 256-2358, 9–4 MON–FRI                ices.
dren’s Hospital.                                                                                                                                 Greta Hansen, 608-246-4730 x217;
                                               Clothing and Personal Items                     1716 FORDEM AVE., MADISON, WI 53704               ghansen@cacscw.org;
517 N. SEGOE RD., #100, MADISON, WI 53705       New or like-new maternity clothes.                                                               8–5 Mon–Fri;
                                                Contact Trish Grant, 833-4800, 9–4               Vlyn Davis, 608-442-4144;
  Anne Spurgeon, 608-231-8006;                                                                   vlyn.davis@cssw.org;                            www.cacscw.org
                                                MON–FRI
  info@capcan.org;                                                                               8:30-5 Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri;                    Food
  9–3:30 Mon–Fri;                                                                                www.chw.org
  www.badgerchildhoodcancer.org                Central Wisconsin                                                                                Non perishable food items; baby formula
                                               Center for the                                  Toys and Holiday Gifts                          Clothing and Personal Items
Food                                                                                            Board games for families                        New underwear for men, women and
 Gift cards for grocery stores                 Developmentally                                 Clothing and Personal Items                      children such as bras, panties, pantyhose,
Toys and Holiday Gifts                         Disabled                                         Hats, mittens, scarves                          knee highs, socks, boxers and briefs;
 Gifts for children ages 10-18 such as         A residential center for people with devel-                                                      personal hygiene products, diapers;
 iTunes cards, movie passes, gift cars to                                                      Program-Office-Agency Needs                      adult size sleeping bags
                                               opmental disabilities.
 Best Buy and bookstores; small                                                                 Canon Pixma color printer, cartridge
                                               317 KNUTSON DR., MADISON, WI 53704               iP42; magazine subscriptions to Family
                                                                                                                                               Program-Office-Agency Needs
 electronics like MP3 players; journals in                                                                                                      Garden tools, children’s garden tools, 6-
 gender neutral colors                           Kim Verstegen, 608-301-1954;                   Fun, Ladybug, Highlights for Young
                                                                                                Children; paints, markers, construction         12’ step ladders, 3-point earth auger,
Program-Office-Agency Needs                      kim.verstegen@dhs.wisconsin.gov;                                                               chipper / shredder, rototillers, weed
                                                 8–4:30 Mon–Thu;                                paper, Play-Doh, blocks
 Open-backed bookshelves; laser printer;                                                                                                        whackers, power washer, gas-powered
 thank you cards, spiral notebooks, 1            dhs.wisconsin.gov/cwc/                                                                         chainsaw, band saw, power tools, natural
 white view binders                            Toys and Holiday Gifts
                                                                                               Colonial Club                                    gas shop heater, portable generator,
                                                Small musical instruments, small radios,       Senior Activity Center                           electric or gas powered hedge trimmer;
Capitol Lakes                                   disposable cameras; CDs, DVDs; board           Enhances the quality of life for older adults    shrubs, perennials; commercial
                                                games, books                                   in northeast Dane County by providing            refirgerators / freezers (especially glass
Retirement Community                                                                           services and activities.                         front), refrigerator / freezer shelf
A downtown Madison community devot-            Clothing                                                                                         thermometers, digital hand-held
ed to the respect and excellent care of sen-    Knitted winter hats, mittens, scarves for      301 BLANKENHEIM LN.,                             thermometer, window air conditioners;
ior adults.                                     women and men                                  SUN PRAIRIE, WI 53590                            first-aid kits, flashlights, batteries, fire
333 W. MAIN ST., MADISON, WI 53703             Holiday Decorations                               Patti Stockdale, 608-837-4611 x129;            extinguishers; snow shovels; 40 step-on
                                                Wrapping paper, cards                            pstockdale@colonialclub.org;                   garbage cans, 40 recycling containers;
  Tonya Faust, 608-283-2119;                                                                     8–5 Mon–Thu, 8–11:30 Fri;                      locking file cabinets, card table, wall
  tfaustziegler@retirement.org;                Centro Hispano                                    www.colonialclub.org                           attachable baby changing table; digital
  9–2:30 Tue-Thu;                                                                                                                               camera, DVD player, TracFones;
  www.retirement.org/madison                   of Dane County                                  Food                                             household cleaning supplies, toilet
                                               Social Services department provides sup-         Items to make punch (7UP and white              paper, paper towels; school supplies,
Holiday Volunteers                                                                              grape juice), tea bags, bottled water, cans
 Volunteers needed to decorate                 port in housing, employment and transla-                                                         wall and pocket calendars; bikes; gift
                                               tion. Educational Programs serve middle          of soda; candy bars, packages of cookies,       cards for hardware stores such as
 Christmas trees in early December;                                                             individual bags of chips
 carolers are also needed throughout the       and high school students in afterschool tu-                                                      Menards, Home Depot, Farm & Fleet;
 holiday season.                               torials. Community Events presents the an-      Toys and Holiday Gifts                           long distance calling cards, gas cards
                                               nual banquet, Fiesta Hispana and Reyes           Bingo prizes, gift bags, Christmas pins;        (especially Kwik Trip and PDQ), grocery
Holiday Decorations                            Magos.                                           board games, large print books, CDs; gift       store gift cards (especially Woodman’s
 Holiday cards (blank or with a small                                                           cards for grocery stores, gas cards             and Copps), Dane County restaurant gift
 message, hand-made or purchased)              810 W. BADGER RD., MADISON, WI 53713
                                                                                               Clothing and Personal Items                      cards; bus tickets, bus passes; can
                                                 Veronica Lazo, 608-255-3018 x102;                                                              openers
                                                 veronica@chdc.us;                              Deodorant, shampoo, soap,
                                                 9–5 Mon–Fri;                                   toothbrushes, toothpaste; Kleenex,
                                                 www.micentro.org                               garbage bags; warm gloves; twin size
                                                                                                blankets; umbrellas



                                                                                                                       ❆ UNITED WAY VOLUNTEER CENTER ❆ HOLIDAY WISH LIST ❆ 2010 ❆ 5
                                                                                                                                                    Engine That Could by Watty Piper
                                                   Country Animal Haven                            Dane County                                      (Spanish); Mama, Do You Love Me? by
                                                   A nonprofit, no-kill animal rescue and shel-    Humane Society                                   Barbara Joosse, illustrated by Barbara
                                                   ter on eight acres north of Stoughton. Pro-     A private, nonprofit open admission shel-        LaVallee (Spanish); Margaret and
                                                   vides a voice for those who cannot speak        ter with the mission of ‘Helping People          Margarita by Lynn Reiser (bilingual); One
                                                   for themselves and a safe haven for ani-        Help Animals’. Accepts all animals that          Duck Stuck by Phyllis Root; Snowy Day by
                                                   mals while they await permanent loving          need assistance.                                 Ezra Jack Keats (Spanish); Swimmy by Leo
                                                   homes.                                                                                           Lionni; Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
                                                                                                   5132 VOGES RD., MADISON, WI 53718                (Spanish); The Very Hungry Caterpillar by
                                                   1755 WILLIAMS DR., STOUGHTON, WI 53589
                                                                                                     Gayle Viney, 608-838-0413 x129;                Eric Carle (Spanish); Today is Monday by
                                                     Karen Barger, 608-516-3034;                     gviney@giveshelter.org;                        Eric Carle (Spanish); Where the Wild
                                                     info@countryanimalhaven.org;                    9–5 Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri;                        Things Are by Maurice Sendak (Spanish); I
                                                     6–9:30 Mon-Sun;
 2010 Holiday                                        www.countryanimalhaven.org
                                                                                                     8–1 Tue;
                                                                                                     www.giveshelter.org
                                                                                                                                                    Went Walking by Sue Williams, illustrated
                                                                                                                                                    by Julie Vias (Spanish); Big Red Barn by
                                                   Pet Food and Supplies                                                                            Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by
 Wish List, cont.                                   Purina Cat Chow, Purina Kitten Chow,
                                                    KMR Kitten Powder, Cat toys
                                                                                                   Pet Food and Supplies
                                                                                                    Canned, ground cat and kitten food, dry
                                                                                                                                                    Felicia Bond (Spanish); The Three Billy
                                                                                                                                                    Goats Gruff by Paul Galdone; The Three
 Please note: It’s a good idea to confirm                                                           kitten food, Science Diet adult and             Bears by James Marshall or Paul Galdone;
 donation details by calling ahead.                Clothing and Personal Items                      kitten food, Meow Mix Kitten, 9 Lives           The Three Little Pigs by Maria Rius; The
                                                    Laundry detergent, bleach; paper towels         Kitten, Purina Kitten Chow, KMR Kitten          Mitten by Jan Brett; The Gingerbread Man
                                                                                                    Milk Replacer; canned dog food, Kong
 Community                                         Program-Office-Agency Needs
                                                                                                    Wobler, Natural Balance Rolls, Kibble
                                                                                                                                                    by Jan Brett or Karen Schmidt
                                                    New or used couches; small office
 GroundWorks                                        copier, HP LaserJet 3015, LaserJet              Nibble, soft dog treats, Squeeze Cheese,       Clothing and Personal Items
 Cultivates a sustainable and healthful com-                                                        Bully Sticks; dove/pigeon food; Timothy         Baby blankets, diapers; infant and
                                                    cartridges; reams of copy paper, two-                                                           toddler clothing; children’s feeding
 munity of youth and adults from diverse            pocket folders, brochure holders; gently        Hay, Marsh wood fuel pellets, Purina
 backgrounds through urban farming, gar-                                                            High Fiber Lab Diet Rabbit; gift cards for      utensils, bottles; laundry supplies,
                                                    used cat trees, new cat beds; covered                                                           cleaning supplies; kitchen supplies
 dening and natural areas restoration.              totes                                           restaurants
 3601 MEMORIAL DR., STE. 4,                                                                        Toys and Holiday Gifts
 MADISON, WI 53704                                 Dane County                                      Long braided fleece tug toys for dogs (or      The Dane County
   Christie Ralston, 608-240-0409;                 Friends of Ferals                                material to make fleece tug toys)              Shelter Home
   christie@troygardens.org;                                                                       Program-Office-Agency Needs                     Short-term shelter care facility serves boys
                                                   Nonprofit, no-kill shelter for tame and feral
   9–5 Mon–Fri;                                                                                     Video camera Everio S GZ-MS120 or              and girls ages 10 to 17 who have come to
                                                   cats including stray and farm cats, special-
   www.troygardens.org                                                                              Kodak Zi8, 8G and 16G memory card,             the attention of county Department of
                                                   izing in adoption fairs, spaying, neutering
                                                                                                    flexpod flexible tripod; quality white         Human Services or the Juvenile Court Pro-
 Program-Office-Agency Needs                       and socialization.
                                                                                                    copy paper, bright colored copy paper;         gram, who may be victims of abuse and
   Truck (year 2004 or newer), 15-passenger        627 POST RD., MADISON, WI 53713                  paper towel; bleach, liquid laundry            neglect or for various reasons are not able
   van; lawnmowers, weed-whackers,                                                                  detergent; clay litter (unscented and          to live at home.
   wheelbarrows, garden shovels,
                                                     Rachel Best, 608-217-4196;
                                                     fundraising@daneferals.org;                    non-clumping)                                  2402 ATWOOD AVE., MADISON, WI 53704
   pruners/clippers, scuffle hoes, leather
   work gloves, hay mulch, metal t-posts;
                                                     8–6 Mon-Sun;                                                                                    Suzanne Stute, 608-246-3277;
   new-ish and energy efficient fridge,
                                                     www.daneferals.org                            Dane County                                       stute@co.dane.wi.us;
   stainless-steel tables, stainless-steel sink,   Holiday Volunteers                              Parent Council, Inc.                              8:30-5:30 Mon–Fri;
   picnic table, tablecloths; canoe rack and        Volunteers needed to help with Holiday         Nonprofit, community based umbrella               www.countyofdane.com/juvenilecourt
   canoes; Forever postage stamps, white            Adoption Fairs every Saturday, October         agency delivering a variety of child devel-     Food
   office paper, white address labels for           through January; New Year’s Refresh &          opment and family support programs in-
   laser printers (1x2-5/8), color printer; gift                                                                                                    Holiday dinner fixings: turkey/ham,
                                                    Re-FEST cleaning and repairing shelter         cluding Head Start, Early Head Start, Satel-
                                                                                                                                                    potatoes, stuffing, vegetables, pie fixings;
   cards for Menards or Home Depot, gas             for a start of a new year in late January;     lite Family Child Care programs and Fam-
   cards; disposable paper cups                                                                                                                     candy and other treats; toaster, large
                                                    live-trapping stray and feral cats;            ily and Literacy Services.
                                                                                                                                                    crock pot, salad spinner, pyrex baking
                                                    community outreach Volunteers needed           2096 RED ARROW TRL., MADISON, WI 53711           dishes (various sizes including a meat
 Community                                          to tell the Dane County Friends of Ferals                                                       loaf pan)
                                                    story as well as volunteers willing to          Shaun Thomson, 608-270-3415;
 Partnerships, Inc.                                 host.                                           smthomson@dcpcinc.org;                         Toys and Holiday Gifts
 Supports children with mental health needs
                                                   Pet Food and Supplies                            8–4 Mon–Fri;                                    Wii games (nothing rated above E10+),
 to be successful in community settings, to                                                         www.dcpcinc.org                                 board games; gift cards for various
 reduce the risk of institutional placement         Canned wet cat and kitten food, cat                                                             stores, movie passes; arts and craft
 by coordinating family-focused services            treats, Cat toys and activities such as        Holiday Volunteers
                                                                                                                                                    supplies, cards; basket balls, footballs
 that are flexible, strength-based and cul-         feather wands and glitter balls, cat            Volunteers needed to help sort, package
                                                    scratching posts and boards, Dried              and deliver gifts collected from giving        Clothing and Personal Items
 turally relevant.
                                                    catnip, special Wood Burner pellets; cat        trees throughout the community during           Plain t-shirts, sweat pants and sweat
 1334 DEWEY CT., MADISON, WI 53703                  litter; laundry detergent, bleach; paper        the month of December.                          shirts in various sizes from XS – XXXL;
   Kay DeWaide, 608-250-6634 x124;                  towels, rubber gloves                                                                           socks, packs of underwear in various
                                                                                                   Toys and Holiday Gifts
   kay.dewaide@commpart.org;                                                                                                                        sizes; flannel pajama bottoms and
                                                   Program-Office-Agency Needs                      Infant and toddler toys, preschool
   8–5 Mon–Fri;                                                                                                                                     pajamas in various sizes; flip flops,
                                                    Small refrigerator, sink, cabinets;             books; books such as Brown Bear, Brown          slippers; packs of hair bands and hair
   www.community-partnerships.org                   veterinary text books such as Drug Hand         Bear & Polar Bear, Polar Bear by Bill Martin    clips, hair brushes, bath and body
 Toys and Holiday Gifts                             Book, Parasitiology, Neonate Text Book,         Jr. and Eric Carle (Spanish); Caps for Sale     products for boys and girls, bath towels;
   Digital cameras, SD memory cards, small          Veterinary Infectious Disease Text Book         by Esphyr Slobodkina (Spanish); Cat in          suitcases, back packs, duffel bags;
   electronic games, DVDs; basketballs,                                                             the Hat by Dr. Seuss (Spanish); A Chair for     mittens/gloves, hats
   footballs; dolls; books, journals                                                                My Mother by Vera B. William (Spanish);
                                                                                                    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin         Program-Office-Agency Needs
 Clothing and Personal Items                                                                        Jr., illustrated by Lois Ehlert (Spanish);      Small paper shredder, reams of paper;
   Health and beauty products for teen                                                              From Head to Toe by Eric Carle (Spanish);       packs of pens, packs of liquid paper;
   girls                                                                                            Good Night Moon by Margaret Wise                Post-it notes; snow shovels; pool sticks
 Holiday Decorations                                                                                Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd
   Wrapping paper                                                                                   (Spanish); Guess How Much I Love You by
                                                                                                    Sam McBratney, illustrated by Anita
                                                                                                    Jeram (Spanish); It Looked Like Spilt Milk
                                                                                                    by Charles Shaw (Spanish); The Little

6 ❆ UNITED WAY VOLUNTEER CENTER ❆ HOLIDAY WISH LIST ❆ 2010 ❆
   Build a caring community
   Bayview volunteer listens, then acts, to make one holiday happier
   BY VICKY BUDYNSKY
                                                                                                                             Bayview International Center for Education



   T
               wo gifts donated and a couple of                                                                         and Arts serves primarily immigrant and refugee
               hours volunteered may not seem                                                                           families. Members of the Bayview community
               like much, but for one particular                                                                        have access to low-income housing and a utility
               family last year these things made                                                                       allowance. Currently, 102 families from 10 differ-
   a big difference.                                                                                                    ent countries live at Bayview and there is a
        Julie Shannon, the Arts and Education                                                                           three-year waiting list to get in. Shannon says the
   Coordinator at Bayview International Cen-                                                                            Bayview Community Center is the main resource
   ter for Education and the Arts, remembers                                                                            for residents. “We are the primary source for our
   when a little extra giving from a holiday vol-                                                                       community to access extra resources; we are
   unteer made a big impact. The Bayview In-                                                                            right outside their front door. For many of them
   ternational Center provides holiday assis-                                                                           transportation and language are barriers.” The
   tance for its community members including                                                                            community center offers Head Start, after school
   gifts, food and celebrations.                               Bayview’s Julie Shannon: “We try to make
                                                                                                                        and youth programs. All programs focus on art
                                                               sure our holiday activities are inclusive and
        Last year, one of the families from the                celebrate all cultures.”                                 and celebrate the diversity of the community.
   Bayview community didn’t turn in their ap-                                                                                “Because we have such a diverse community
   plication form in time to receive holiday                                                                            we try to make sure our holiday activities are in-
   gifts. There were two children in the family                 out at Bayview during the holidays heard                clusive and celebrate all cultures,” says Shan-
   and both of them were crushed that they                      the children talking about their disap-                 non.
   would not get any presents that year. The                    pointment. The volunteer went out and                        Bayview also serves Thanksgiving dinner to
   daughter had been talking about how all the                  bought a bead kit and transformer toy.                  the community, “We are always looking for vol-
   girls in her class were making jewelry with                      Shannon says, “The kids were so ex-                 unteers to help cook and serve turkeys. So many
   beads but her family could not afford the                    cited! It was wonderful that one of our                 of our families come in asking for basic things
   supplies to participate. Her brother only                    volunteers was willing to donate her                    like laundry detergent, it’s nice to be able to offer
   wanted one gift, a transformer action figure.                time and money so that these kids                       them something special during the holidays,”
   One of the volunteers who had been helping                   would have a happier holiday.”                          Shannon says. ❆



                                               Program-Office-Agency Needs                     slippers/ house shoes (all sizes);             Volunteers to help decorate and put up
DeForest Area Community                                                                        comforters, blankets, sheet sets, pillows      the Christmas tree can come any day,
                                                Baggies with twist ties (quart and gallon
and Senior Center                               size); colorful cardstock paper, Post-it       (all twin size); bath towels, wash cloths;     8–4 MON–FRI.
Cooperative intermunicipal organization         note pads, washable markers (all colors);      dish sets (4 place setting preferred), pots   Food
serves older adults and their families, pro-    two 5’x 6’ divider privacy screens             and pans sets, coffee makers, kitchen          Non-perishable food items
moting independence, self-reliance and                                                         towel sets; small throw rugs, shower
                                                                                               curtains, bath gift sets; 2011 appointment    Toys and Holiday Gifts
well-being while providing a welcoming         Domestic Abuse                                  books, journals; umbrellas, alarm clocks,      Books, music, toys, games, sports
place to meet, participate and volunteer.
                                               Intervention Services                           baby monitors; bus tickets, gas vouchers,      equipment, videos for children ages 0-17,
505 N. MAIN ST., DEFOREST, WI 53532                                                            phone cards, grocery store gift cards,         especially ethnically diverse and
                                               Empowers those affected by domestic vio-
 Jan Hoffman, 608-846-9463 x225;               lence and advocates for social change           Walgreens gift cards                           culturally enriching toys and books
 jhoffmancenter@centurytel.net;                through support, education, and outreach.                                                     Clothing and Personal Items
 10:30-4:30 Mon–Fri;                           The group’s vision is a non-violent com-       East Madison                                    Winter coats for children ages 3-17, hats,
 www.thecommunitycornerstone.org               munity that actively promotes safety, peace,                                                   gloves, scarves, gently used or new
                                               justice and hope.
                                                                                              Community Center                                clothing for women, men and children,
Holiday Volunteers                                                                            Services for eastside neighborhood include
 Volunteers needed for WinterFest on           CONFIDENTIAL LOCATION                                                                          infant supplies including diapers, lotion,
                                                                                              food pantry, preschool and after school pro-    baby wipes; unopened personal care
 Saturday, December 4.                          Wendy Tougas, 608-251-1237 x323;              grams, computer lab, wellness programs,         items for children and adults including
Food                                            wendyt@abuseintervention.org;                 resources, referrals and facility use space.    toothpaste, soaps, body wash,
 Soda, decaffeinated and regular coffee,        8:30-4:30 Mon–Fri;                            8 STRAUBEL CT., MADISON, WI 53704               antiperspirant/deodorant, shampoo,
 powdered creamer; wrapped miniature            www.abuseintervention.org                                                                     hair care products, shaving razors,
 chocolates and decorated holiday                                                               Regina Lloren, 608-249-0861;                  cosmetics and feminine hygiene
                                               Toys and Holiday Gifts                           rlloren@eastmadisoncc.org;
 cookies                                                                                                                                      products
                                                Baby activity toys, toddler toys, pretend       9–5 Mon–Fri;
Toys and Holiday Gifts                          play and dress-up, multicultural dolls,         www.eastmadisoncc.org                        Holiday Decorations
 Bingo prizes                                   board and card games, non-violent                                                             Wrapping paper, gift tags; paper plates,
Holiday Decorations                             action figures, cars, trucks; hand-held       Holiday Volunteers                              cups, napkins, plastic cutlery; balloons
                                                video games, DVDs; iPods and iTunes gift       Volunteers needed for a variety of
 Decorative napkins, plates, cups; thank                                                                                                     Program-Office-Agency Needs
                                                cards, movie theater gift cards                activities, such as party preparation,
 you cards with envelopes; holiday                                                                                                            Gently used computer equipment
                                                                                               decorating, gift wrapping, distributing
 wrapping paper, bows; Elmer’s rubber          Clothing and Personal Items                                                                    including flat screen monitors; electric
                                                                                               food and toys, creating cards and crafts
 cement glue                                    Pajamas, shirts and pants for women;                                                          pencil sharpener; binders, Post-it notes,
                                                                                               with children. Volunteers who want to
                                                pajamas, clothes (sizes 18 months and          provide music or entertainment can             paper, pencils, pens, colored markers,
                                                larger) for children; socks, underwear,        come afternoons, 1–4 MON–FRI.                  tape

                                                                                                                     ❆ UNITED WAY VOLUNTEER CENTER ❆ HOLIDAY WISH LIST ❆ 2010 ❆ 7
                                                                                                The Exchange Center                             Friends of
 2010 Holiday                                                                                   for the Prevention                              Cam-Rock Park, Inc.
 Wish List, cont.                                                                               of Child Abuse
                                                                                                Prevents physical child abuse and neglect
                                                                                                                                                Advocacy group for the Dane County park
                                                                                                                                                located near Cambridge.
 Please note: It’s a good idea to confirm                                                       by identifying at-risk families in Dane         2062 HILLSIDE RD., CAMBRIDGE, WI 53523
 donation details by calling ahead.                                                             County and teaching positive parenting           Janice Redford, 608-423-4438;
                                                                                                skills and healthy child development             redfordfarm@gmail.com;
 East Madison/Monona                                                                            through in-home visiting programs.               3–6 Mon–Fri;
 Coalition of the Aging                                                                         2120 FORDEM AVE., #200,                          www.countyofdane.com/lwrd/
 Helps senior citizens access the services        popsicle/craft sticks, tempera paint,
                                                                                                MADISON, WI 53704                                parks/volunteer/volunteer/friends/
 they need to remain in their own homes;          paint tubes with sponge top, white t-           Sara Johnson, 608-729-1141;                    camrockpark.htm
 operates East Shore Adult Day Center for         shirts to tie-dye, Play-Doh, sidewalk           sjohnson@thexchangecenter.org;                Holiday Volunteers
 seniors needing care in Dane County.             chalk; life jackets in all sizes                9:30-5 Mon–Fri;                                Volunteers needed for clerical help with
 4142 MONONA DR., MADISON, WI 53716              Clothing and Personal Items                      www.thexchangecenter.org                       mailings and completion of photo
                                                  Insect repellant and hornet/wasp spray,       Toys and Holiday Gifts                           records of projects in the park.
   Tammy Haverberg, 608-223-3112;
   tamarah@emmca.org;                             sun screen (SPF 45); hydrocortisone            Board books in English and Spanish;            Program-Office-Agency Needs
   8–4 Mon–Fri;                                   cream, Solarcaine spray, Bacitracin            shape sorters; blocks, wooden puzzles,          Envelopes, copy paper, stamps; hand
   www.emmca.org                                  ointment; Benadryl, Claritin D, cough          stacking rings, new educational toys; gift      tools for weeding and/or planting; work
                                                  syrup, cough drops, Neosporin, Advil,          cards for department stores, movie              gloves
 Holiday Volunteers                               Tylenol, liquid Tylenol, Kaopectate,           theaters, shopping malls
   Volunteers needed to provide                   Maalox, Milk of Magnesia, Imodium,
   entertainment for day center                   Pepto Bismol tablets; tongue blades, Ace
                                                                                                Clothing and Personal Items                     Gilda’s Club Madison
   participants, singing holiday songs,                                                          Diapers sizes 3-5, baby wipes; new baby        Free, nonprofit support community for any-
                                                  wraps; 3 ounce plastic or disposable
   playing musical instruments, telling                                                          bottles, sippy cups; baby lotion, baby         one touched by cancer, as well as their
                                                  containers with lids, non-latex
   stories, or other entertainment.                                                              shampoo, all types of home safety and          families and friends.
                                                  powderless gloves, foil packs, wet wipes,
   Volunteers needed to set up Christmas                                                         child-proofing items such as baby gates,
                                                  Ziploc baggies (3x2 and sandwich size)                                                        7907 UW HEALTH CT., MIDDLETON, WI 53562
   tree and decorate the day center for the                                                      outlet covers, baby-safe mirrors; laundry
                                                 Holiday Decorations                             detergent, dish soap                             Kristin Roach, 608-828-8880;
   holidays.
                                                  Special event decorations for Carnival,       Holiday Decorations                               kroach@gildasclubmadison.org;
 Food                                             Haunted House, Christmas, Easter, etc.                                                          9–5 Mon–Fri;
   Sugar, brown sugar, flour; salt, baking                                                       Gift bags, tissue paper
                                                 Program-Office-Agency Needs                                                                      www.gildasclubmadison.org
   powder, ground ginger, ground cloves;                                                        Program-Office-Agency Needs
   molasses, chocolate chips, raisins, peanut     Boom box CD players; dehumidifiers,                                                           Food
                                                                                                 Scotch tape rolls, copy paper, staples,
   butter, holiday sprinkles; shortening,         oscillating fans on stands; five gallon                                                        Individually wrapped snack items, Kashi
                                                                                                 pens; gift cards for Target, Office Depot,
   eggs, butter, milk; gum drops, M&M’s,          water coolers, large ice chests; summer-                                                       (or other) granola bars; juices, regular
                                                                                                 ShopKo, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, grocery
   popcorn, candy canes; decaffeinated            weight adult sleeping bags, foldable cots,                                                     and decaffeinated coffee, tea; bulk salt
                                                                                                 stores
   coffee, non-dairy coffee creamer               tarps 10x12 feet or larger; Pudgy Pie                                                          and pepper; gift cards for local grocery
                                                  makers, wiener/marshmallow                                                                     stores and restaurants
 Toys and Holiday Gifts                           extendable forks, long-handled                First Congregational
   20 small boxes of candy                                                                                                                      Program-Office-Agency Needs
                                                  hamburger turners, heavy duty dinner-         United Church of Christ                          Digital camera 10MPX or higher, tripod,
 Clothing and Personal Items                      sized paper plates, large glove-style hot     An open, affirming congregation of the
                                                  mitts, heavy duty aluminum foil;                                                               CD players; portable buffet tables,
   Lap blankets; soap, body lotion, shaving                                                     United Church of Christ providing all peo-       restaurant quality pots and pans, lasagna
   cream, shampoo                                 construction paper, crepe paper, copy         ple with a place to worship, learn, and serve
                                                  paper; Rit Dye in bright colors,                                                               size baking dishes; paper towels, tissues,
 Holiday Decorations                                                                            in the community, and in other parts of the      toilet paper; drawing paper, artist pens
                                                  paintbrushes (regular and foam), finger       world.
   Artificial Christmas tree 6’-7’ tall,          and fabric paints, magic markers, leather                                                      and markers, beading supplies; 8.5x11
   Christmas ornaments, Christmas lights,         working tools, leather                        1609 UNIVERSITY AVE. MADISON, WI 53726           white paper, manila file folders; gift
   Christmas wreath, poinsettias, Christmas                                                                                                      cards for grocery stores, taxi vouchers
   decorations                                                                                    Karen Gussert, 608-233-9751;
                                                 Epilepsy Foundation                              outreach@firstcongmadison.org;
                                                                                                                                                Goodman
 Program-Office-Agency Needs                                                                      9–4 Mon–Fri;
   Small, brightly colored quilt                 of Southern Wisconsin                            www.firstcongmadison.org                      Community Center
                                                 Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life
                                                                                                Holiday Volunteers                              Offers after-school care, certified preschool,
 Easter Seals                                    for individuals and families affected by
                                                 seizures. Offers counseling, information        Volunteers needed Wednesday, Nov. 24,          and programs for middle and high school
 Wisconsin Camps                                 and referral, support groups, summer camp       5–7 pm, to prep for the free community         teens.
 Camp Wawbeek is for people ages 7 and up        for kids, and adult retreats, parent support    Thanksgiving dinner and on Thursday,           149 WABESA ST., MADISON, WI 53704
 with physical disabilities; Respite Camp        programs in English and Spanish, programs       Nov. 25, 9–5, to prepare, serve and clean
                                                                                                 up.
                                                                                                                                                  Tanya Martinez-Knauer, 608-241-1574 x231;
 serves people ages 3 and up who have se-        for siblings, and emergency medication as-
                                                                                                                                                  tanyamk@goodmancenter.org;
 vere or multiple disabilities. The camps        sistance.                                      Food                                              9–5 Mon–Fri;
 feature 400 acres to hike, climb, explore,      1302 MENDOTA ST., STE. 100,                     Turkey, pumpkin pies, green beans, corn,         www.goodmancenter.org
 swim, bike, dance, sing and relax with          MADISON, WI 53714                               cranberry sauce, condiments
 trained counselors and a registered nurse                                                                                                      Holiday Volunteers
 on-site.                                          Jane Meyer, 608-442-5555;                                                                     Volunteers needed to wrap gifts and
                                                   janemeyer@wisc.edu;                                                                           present distributions in December, write
 101 NOB HILL RD., STE. 301, MADISON, WI 53713     9:30-4 Mon–Fri;                                                                               thank you cards in January.
   Ken Saville, 800-422-2324 x108;                 www.epilepsywisconsin.org
                                                                                                                                                Toys and Holiday Gifts
   9–4 Mon–Fri;                                  Program-Office-Agency Needs
   www.eastersealswisconsin.com                                                                                                                  Toys, books, gift cards and other gifts for
                                                  Laptop computers, computer equipment                                                           children ages 0-18
 Toys and Holiday Gifts                           (especially server), recordable CDs;                                                          Clothing and Personal Items
   Bike helmets (youth and adult), punch          reception area furniture, desk chairs (on                                                      Winter clothing for children ages 0-18
   bag (Weeble Wobble); Earth Ball, games         rollers), shelving units, plastic
   (Risk, Scattergories, Uno), Etch A Sketch,     tote/storage bins; colored copy paper,                                                        Holiday Decorations
   puzzles for younger kids, new                  card-stock (any color), postage stamps,                                                        Wrapping paper, bows, tape
   educational toys, children’s movies;           2011 calendars; gift baskets/certificates;                                                    Program-Office-Agency Needs
   wooden picture frames, buttons and             transportation vouchers                                                                        Diapers, formula

8 ❆ UNITED WAY VOLUNTEER CENTER ❆ HOLIDAY WISH LIST ❆ 2010 ❆
   Kindle new holiday memories
   Thanks to giving spirits, the party goes on at East Shore Adult Day Services
   BY VICKY BUDYNSKY                                                                                                         nity to relax and enjoy the holidays,



   D
               elicious food, cheerful                                                                                       too!”
               family and friends,                                                                                               The East Shore Adult Day Center is
               maybe some holiday                                                                                            affiliated with East Madison / Monona
               music and a small gift or                                                                                     Coalition of the Aging and provides
   two are the ingredients for a won-                                                                                        services for older adults who live in
   derful holiday party. Every year the                                                                                      their own homes and need support dur-
   East Shore Adult Day Center holds                                                                                         ing the day. The Day Center offers a va-
   a large holiday party for its partici-                                                                                    riety of activities and lunch everyday;
   pants. Families and caregivers are                                                                                        this also provides respite for caregivers.
   invited to join the fun as well.                                                                                              In addition to helping keep folks in
        Tamara Haverberg, adult day                                                                                          their own homes, the Day Center can
   services manager, says that the                                                                                           be a transition into a higher level care,
   party brings joy to participants.                                                                                         such as assisted living.
                                          Volunteers and clients share cookies and conversation
   “Some don’t have family nearby         at East Shore Adult Day Center,                                                        All food, decorations and gifts for
   so they don’t always get a big fam- a service of East Madison/Monona Coalition of the Aging                               the party are donated, and greatly ap-
   ily holiday celebration. The at-                                                                                          preciated. “We wouldn’t be able to do
   mosphere here is like a home and                                                                                          any of it without donations,” Haverberg
   the party brings back memories, for our               “We also use the celebration as a way to                       says. “We have no budget for our party. We
   participants, of celebrating the holidays        express our appreciation to the caregivers,”                        rely on donations and of course, everyone
   with their families.”                            Haverberg adds. “They deserve an opportu-                           loves the food and the gifts.” ❆



Goodwill Industries                           Habitat for Humanity                         Hancock Center                               Horizon High School
of South Central Wi., Inc.                    of Dane County, Inc.                         for Dance/Movement                           A private, nonprofit recovery high school
                                                                                                                                        meets the needs of students and their fam-
Provides employment, housing, and sup-        Nonprofit organization making simple, de-    Therapy                                      ilies who seek a safe, drug-free, supportive
port to people with disabilities and other    cent and affordable housing a reality in     Provides dance/movement therapy sessions,
challenges.                                   our community.                                                                            environment in which to learn and stay
                                                                                           violence prevention programming in Madi-     sober. Provides an integrated curriculum
1302 MENDOTA ST., MADISON, WI 53714           1014 FIEDLER LN. #29, MADISON, WI 53713      son schools, classes in creative movement,   that prepares students for post high school
  Maureen Roche, 608-246-3140 x142;             Megan Kenney, 608-255-1549 x104;           women’s empowerment groups, outreach         education as well as the job world.
  mroche@goodwillscwi.org;                      mkenney@habitatdane.org;                   workshops and other programming.
                                                                                                                                        29 S. MILLS ST., MADISON, WI 53715
  8–4:30 Mon–Fri; www.goodwillscwi.org          8:30-4:30 Tue-Fri;                         16 N. HANCOCK ST., MADISON, WI 53703
                                                www.habitatdane.org                                                                      Traci Goll, 608-442-0935; ttgoll@tds.net;
Toys and Holiday Gifts                                                                       Dori Weigel, 608-251-0908;                  7:30-3 Mon–Fri; www.horizonhs.org
 Vacuum cleaners; stainless steel travel      Holiday Volunteers                             info@hancockcenter.net;
 mugs, insulated lunch bags, sturdy back       Volunteers needed to deliver baked            9–5 Mon–Fri;                               Holiday Volunteers
 packs; MP3 players; gift cards for movie      holiday cookies, candy and bars in Ziploc     www.hancockcenter.net                       Volunteers needed to work one-on-one
 theaters, bowling, restaurants, retail        bags to Habitat for Humanity office Dec.                                                  with students to share their career,
                                                                                           Program-Office-Agency Needs                   hobby, and craft. Volunteers in the world
 stores, gas cards; memberships for            6-10.                                        iPods, docks, speakers, world music CDs,
 Warner Park Community Center                                                                                                            of recovery needed to spend time with
                                              Food                                          CD players; floor pillows, yoga mats,        teens especially on weekends and
Clothing and Personal Items                    Dessert box mixes such as brownies,          blocks, exercise pads, colorful hula         holidays to provide time, guidance and
 Zip-up sweatshirts                            cakes, muffins, breads, and bars; baked      hoops; art supplies; office supplies,        fun in a safe and sober environment.
                                               holiday cookies and bars in ziplock bags     multi-colored file folders
                                                                                                                                        Food
Grassroots                                     delivered to office; hot chocolate
                                                                                                                                         Ramen noodles; peanut butter, jelly,
Leadership College                            Holiday Decorations                          Home Health United                            canned food; water bottles; food items,
                                               Holiday CDs; holiday-themed plates and      Delivers noon meals to the homebound          snacks for life skills classes
Teaches grassroots leadership skills in a
                                               napkins; cards                              every day of the year in Madison, Middle-
supportive, stimulating environment.                                                                                                    Toys and Holiday Gifts
                                              Program-Office-Agency Needs                  ton and Monona.
1321 E. MIFFLIN ST., MADISON, WI 53703                                                                                                   Books, games cards for teens; volleyball,
                                               Holiday stamps, white card stock 8.5x11,    4639 HAMMERSLY RD., MADISON, WI 53711         soccer ball, kick ball; movies, educational
  Amy Mondloch, 608-441-0085;                  holiday and winter stickers                                                               computer games
  amy@grassrootsleadershipcollege.com;                                                      Susan Barker, 608-276-7598;
  9–5 Mon–Fri;                                                                              sbarker@hhuvns.org;                         Clothing and Personal Items
  www.grassrootsleadershipcollege.org                                                       7:30-4 Mon–Fri;                              Blankets; winter gloves, coats, hats; dish
                                                                                            www.homehealthunited.org                     soap, hand soap
Program-Office-Agency Needs                                                                                                             Program-Office-Agency Needs
 Color printer, database software (call for
                                                                                           Holiday Volunteers
                                                                                            Volunteers needed Nov. 15-Jan. 15 to         Fax machine, printer, copier; office
 details); office supplies (copy paper, all
                                                                                            deliver meals in Madison, Middleton and      chairs, desks; copy paper, pens, tape,
 colors, flip charts with & without Post-it
                                                                                            Monona. Call Susan Barker, 276-7598,         folders, envelopes, clip board; paper
 adhesive, dry erase, Mr. Sketch markers)
                                                                                            7:30-4.                                      plates, cups

                                                                                                                 ❆ UNITED WAY VOLUNTEER CENTER ❆ HOLIDAY WISH LIST ❆ 2010 ❆ 9
    Bring smiles to teens and tots
    Join a volunteer effort that offers guidance as well as gifts
    BY VICKY BUDYNSKY                                              year, Carmen Crook,                                                              It feels right; I like to help



    O
                 ne of the things that children                    human resources generalist                                                       make a happy holiday for
                 enjoy the most about the holi-                    at Placon, volunteered for                                                       everyone!”
                 days are the gifts they receive                   the Teen Gift Program with                                                            Holiday programs like
                 from family and friends. Even the                 her co-workers. Crook says                                                       Toys for Tots and Teen Gift
    smallest present shows a child that someone                    she enjoyed the experience,                                                      Program would not happen
    cares for them.                                                and tells of a memorable                                                         without the volunteers who
        Each year, many area children and teens                    moment. “I remember tak-                                                         come to help every year. Hol-
    do not receive a present for the holidays.                     ing a woman around to                                                            iday volunteers ensure that
    The United Way Volunteer Center’s Holiday                      pick out her presents for                                                        local children and teens have
    Teen Gift Program, with the Salvation Army                     her children, she was very                                                       a brighter holiday season.
    and the Toys for Tots Program, provides                        thankful and excited to be                                                            New volunteers are al-
    holiday assistance for economically chal-                      able to give her teen some                                                       ways welcome to spend
    lenged families. This collaboration gives                      gifts this year. It’s always                                                     some time helping others
    families the opportunity for a happier holi-                   rewarding to see that, espe-                                                     during the holidays. Crook’s
    day season by offering gifts and food for                      cially when you know that                                                        advice to new volunteers is,
    their children and teens.                                      the child may not have got-                                                      “Don’t be afraid. If you are
        Gifts are donated, collected and distrib-                  ten a present otherwise.”                                                        interested in volunteering,
    uted by dedicated volunteers. One of the                            Crook says she volun-                                                       you should sign up. Every-
                                                                                                          Carmen Crook volunteered
    most popular ways to volunteer is to be a                      teers during the holidays                                                        one is very helpful and you
                                                                                                          for the Teen Gift Program:
    family guide on the gift distribution days.                    because “the holidays are a            “It feels right; I like to help make      won’t be lost. Most of all,
        Family guides assist parents in choosing                   time for giving and there              a happy holiday for everyone!”            have a fun and rewarding
    the gifts for their children and teens. Last                   are lots of people in need.                                                      experience!” ❆



                                                   Toys and Holiday Gifts                                                                        Independent Living, Inc.
 2010 Holiday                                       New teddy bears (larger than Beanie
                                                    Babies and not holiday themed), art
                                                                                                                                                 Supports adults by providing a variety of
                                                                                                                                                 care services, skilled home health care and
 Wish List, cont.                                   supplies; books especially Final Gifts by
                                                    Maggie Callahan and Patricia Kelley, The
                                                                                                                                                 housing options to maintain health and
                                                                                                                                                 well-being.
 Please note: It’s a good idea to confirm           Next Place by Warren Hanson, Fall of
 donation details by calling ahead.                 Freddie the Leaf by Leo Buscaglia and My                                                     815 FORWARD DR., MADISON, WI 53711
                                                    Grandpa Died Today by Joan Fassler                                                             Julie Christensen, 608-274-7900;
 HospiceCare, Inc.                                 Program-Office-Agency Needs                                                                     jchristensen@indepenliving.com;
 Provides physical, emotional and spiritu-          Digital camera; coffee makers, coffee                                                          8–4 Mon–Fri;
 al care to patients with life-limiting illness-    carafes, individual-sized teapots and                                                          www.indepenliving.com
 es and their families. Care is provided in pa-     secure lids, tea/coffee demitasse cups                                                       Holiday Volunteers
 tients’ homes and at the HospiceCare In-           with saucers
                                                                                                   12, 9 am; contact Jon at 441-9827 or           Volunteer musicians and entertainers
 patient Unit.                                                                                                                                    needed to share talents and spread
                                                                                                   jonbishop@global.t-bird.edu. Table Bluff
 5395 E. CHERYL PKWY., MADISON, WI 53711           Ice Age Trail Alliance                          Restoration and Brush Burning (north of        holiday cheer at various Independent
                                                   A volunteer organization whose mission          Cross Plains), Sunday, Dec. 19, 9 am;          Living facilities in Madison, Sun Prairie
   Jennifer Stangl, 608-327-7163;                  is to create, protect and support the 1,000                                                    and Fitchburg (children’s groups
   jennifer.stangl@hospicecareinc.com;                                                             contact Gary at 249-7870 or
                                                   mile footpath tracing glacial formations        nattrails@aol.com. Check the new events        welcome). Volunteers also needed to
   8–5 Mon–Fri;                                    across Wisconsin, the Ice Age National                                                         deliver hot meals at noon on
   www.hospicecareinc.com                                                                          calendar at www.iceagetrail.org.
                                                   Scenic Trail.                                                                                  Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and New
 Holiday Volunteers                                                                               Clothing and Personal Items                     Year’s Eve.
                                                   2110 MAIN ST., CROSS PLAINS, WI 53528           Leather gloves of all sizes; bug repellant,
   Volunteers needed to be carolers;                                                                                                             Pet Food and Supplies
                                                     Rebecca Hildebrandt, 800-227-0046;            hand sanitizer and Gatorade
   instrumentalists and pianists are                                                                                                              Canned cat food, cat litter
   welcome to sing and play over the                 rebecca@iceagetrail.org;                     Program-Office-Agency Needs
   holidays.                                         8–4 Mon–Fri; www.iceagetrail.org              Loppers, hand/bow saws or replacement         Toys and Holiday Gifts
                                                                                                   blades, hand clippers, pole saw, backpack      Wii games, Wii fit; books, movies;
 Food                                              Holiday Volunteers
                                                                                                   sprayers/herbicide, tool sharpening files,     puzzles, board games, card games; small
   Whole and frozen turkeys; candy                  Volunteers needed for these events:                                                           items for men and women
                                                    Prairie Seed Collection at Cross Plains Ice    pin flags/flagging tape, two paint
                                                    Age Reserve, Sunday, Nov. 14, 9 am; meet       brushes, 6’x12’ enclosed trailer, deck        Holiday Decorations
                                                    at entrance gate on Old Sauk Pass;             screws, gas cards to fill                      New or gently used 10-feet tall
                                                    contact Tom at 843-8053 or                     mowers/chainsaws, hardware store gift          Christmas tree, non-flammable holiday
                                                    wise@physics.wisc.edu. Prairie                 cards for repairs and construction             decorations, glass bulb ornaments, lights
                                                    Restoration at Lodi Marsh State Wildlife       supplies, printer paper, toner cartridges,
                                                    Area-Twin Pines trailhead, Sunday, Dec.        tripod, digital SLR camera, film scanner.


10 ❆ UNITED WAY VOLUNTEER CENTER ❆ HOLIDAY WISH LIST ❆ 2010 ❆
Jail Library Group                             Madison Ballet                                  Madison-area
Provides educational and recreational read-    Professional, nonprofit performing arts         Urban Ministry
ing materials to residents of jails in Dane    group promotes appreciation and access to       Interfaith social justice nonprofit agency
County.                                        the arts through professional productions       providing services to children of incarcer-
HELEN C. WHITE HALL, RM. 4217,                 and educational initiatives for youth.          ated parents and to men and women re-
600 N. PARK ST., MADISON, WI 53706             160 WESTGATE MALL STE. I,                       turning to the community from prison.
 Michele Besant, 608-263-2963;                 MADISON, WI 53711                               2300 S. PARK ST., SUITE 2022,
 JailLibraryGroup@gmail.com;                     Amy Guthier, 608-274-4848 x224;               MADISON, WI 53713
 9–5 Mon–Fri;                                    aguthier@madisonballet.org;                     Linda Ketcham, 608-256-0906;
 http://slisweb.lis.wisc.edu/~jail/              8:30-4:30 Mon–Fri;                              linda@emum.org;
                                                 www.madisonballet.org                           10–4 Mon–Fri;
Toys and Holiday Gifts
 Magazine subscriptions, new and gently        Program-Office-Agency Needs                       www.emum.org
 used paperback books, dictionaries and         Computers (PC Pentium 4 or newer),                                                              Clothing and Personal Items
                                                                                               Food                                              Diapers sizes 4-6; shampoo, deodorant,
 magazines; Spanish language materials          digital camera, digital video camera, 10-       Gift cards for grocery stores, non-
 particularly appreciated                       key calculator; airline tickets; upright                                                         soap; toothbrushes, toothpaste; toilet
                                                                                                perishable food items                            paper, paper towels
                                                piano; lumber; plastic storage bins with
Jewish Social Services                          lids, cleaning supplies; stamps                Toys and Holiday Gifts                           Holiday Decorations
                                                                                                Backpacks; books; toys, non-violent              Christmas trees; holiday decorations,
of Madison                                     Madison                                          games, cards for children ages 4-17              wrapping paper
Provides services to individuals, families
and seniors, offers senior social and recre-   Children’s Museum                               Mentoring Positives, Inc.                        Program-Office-Agency Needs
ation programs, protective services, finan-    Hands-on educational facility designed for                                                        Digital projector, stamps
                                                                                               Nonprofit organization provides one-on-
cial management and services to refugees       children ages 0-12.                             one mentoring, parent aide support, skills
and immigrants.                                100 N. HAMILTON ST., MADISON, WI 53703          development groups and day services pro-
                                                                                                                                                Monona Senior Center
6434 ENTERPRISE LN., MADISON, WI 53719                                                         gramming for at-risk youth. Works in Dane        Serves persons 50 and older with educa-
                                                 Carrie Krecak, 608-354-0552;                                                                   tional, social, recreational, health and fit-
 Louise Goldstein, 608-278-1808 x227;            ckrecak@madisonchildrensmuseum.org;           County and surrounding areas.
                                                                                                                                                ness programs in an effort to enhance dig-
 louise@jssmadison.org;                          9–5 Mon–Fri;                                  414 RETHKE AVE. MADISON, WI 53714                nity, support independence and enrich the
 8:30-5 Mon–Fri;                                 www.madisonchildrensmuseum.org                  Becky Green, 608-819-6200;                     lives of older adults.
 www.jssmadison.org                            Holiday Volunteers                                mentoringpositives@yahoo.com;                  1011 NICHOLS RD., MONONA, WI 53716
Holiday Volunteers                              Volunteers needed to help with in the            9–3 Mon–Fri;
 Volunteers who are familiar with the           early evening on New Year’s Eve, Friday,         www.mentoringpositives.com                       Diane Mikelbank, 608-222-3415;
 customs of Chanukah needed to help             Dec. 31, with holiday-themed activities.                                                          dmikelbank@ci.monona.wi.us;
                                                                                               Toys and Holiday Gifts                             8:30-4:30 Mon–Fri;
 seniors celebrate by delivering menorahs                                                       Movies, DVDs and videos; PlayStation 3            www.monona.wi.us
 and returning for one or two visits during    Madison Senior Center                            and Wii games, computer games; books,
 the holiday, which begins Wednesday                                                            educational workbooks, coloring books,          Holiday Volunteers
                                               Promotes successful aging through physi-
 evening, Dec. 1. At the end, volunteers                                                        art and craft supplies; gift cards; sports       Volunteers needed to provide musical
                                               cal, mental, cultural, social and education-
 will pick up the menorahs and return                                                           equipment such as footballs, basketballs,        entertainment for seniors; help serve a
                                               al programs and activities to adults 55 years
 them to the office. Contact Jewish Social                                                      jump ropes, etc.; board games and other          holiday meal for a large group of adults
                                               and older.
 Services by Nov. 15 to participate.                                                            gifts for children ages 6-18                     Thursday, Nov. 11 and Thursday, Dec. 9,
                                               330 W. MIFFLIN ST., MADISON, WI 53703                                                             10–3, and put up and decorate the senior
Kennedy Heights                                                                                Program-Office-Agency Needs                       center Christmas tree.
                                                 Rick Orton, 608-267-2344;                      Computers, computer games,
Community Center                                 rorton@cityofmadison.com;                      educational videos; books,                      Holiday Decorations
                                                 8:30-4 Mon–Fri;                                math/reading/science workbooks;                  Decorations, table covers, centerpieces,
Supports low- to moderate-income fami-           www.cityofmadison.com/seniorcenter
lies through community based programs                                                           business size envelopes, manila folders,         favors, etc.
and services on Madison’s north side.          Holiday Volunteers                               plain white paper for copy/fax machine;
199 KENNEDY HEIGHTS, MADISON, WI 53704          Volunteers needed to assist in a variety        pens, pencils, markers, paint, colored          Nehemiah Community
                                                of ways including to prepare and serve          pencils, crayons, construction paper            Development
  Alyssa Kenney, 608-244-0767;                  meals Saturday, Dec. 25 from 11–3:30.
  director@khcommunitycenter.org;              Food                                            Middleton                                        Corporation
  8:30-5:30 Mon–Fri;                                                                                                                            Focused on leadership development with
  www.khcommunitycenter.org                     Cans or cases of coffee, liter bottles of      Outreach Ministry                                specific programming for the under-re-
                                                soda                                           Helps meet the basic and critical needs of
Holiday Volunteers                                                                                                                              sourced, primarily African American fam-
                                               Holiday Decorations                             neighbors in the greater West Madison and        ilies in the greater Madison community
 Volunteers needed to assist with               25 centerpieces (small poinsettias, etc.)      Middleton areas.
 assembling and distributing Thanksgiving                                                                                                       and those interested in urban community
                                                for tables; several rolls of wallpaper         7432 HUBBARD AVE.,                               development internships.
 baskets during the day on Monday, Nov.         (holiday colors with a basic pattern)
 22. Some lifting required.                                                                    MIDDLETON, WI 53562                              633 W. BADGER RD., MADISON, WI 53713
                                               Program-Office-Agency Needs
Food                                                                                             Ellen Carlson, 608-836-7338;                    Rich Henderson, 608-257-2453 x230;
                                                A 50 or larger HD TV with rolling stand,         ellen@mompop.org;
 Food items for Thanksgiving food               DVD player                                                                                       rhenderson@nehemiah.org;
 baskets; cocoa mix                                                                              9–4:30 Mon–Fri;                                 9–4 Mon–Fri;
Clothing and Personal Items                                                                      www.mompop.org                                  www.nehemiah.org
 Winter coats, snow pants, winter boots,                                                       Food                                             Program-Office-Agency Needs
 mittens, hats for children                                                                     Holiday baking kits (cookie mix, cutters,        Vans for 12-15 passengers; laptops, 4 GB
Program-Office-Agency Needs                                                                     frosting, etc.); stuffing, rice; fresh fruit,    flashdrives, portable projector,
 Paper plates, paper cups, paper towels;                                                        vegetables                                       computer gaming system, laminating
 plastic sleds                                                                                 Toys and Holiday Gifts                            machine; couches, chairs, office chairs;
                                                                                                Gift cards for drug stores, Wal-Mart,            easels, portable white boards; portable
                                                                                                Target, Shopko, etc.; holiday gifts to area      fan, portable heater; kitchenware such as
                                                                                                families                                         pots and pans; ACT exam fees, college
                                                                                                                                                 application fees, bus rental fees; board
                                                                                                                                                 games; movie passes, gas cards



                                                                                                                        ❆ UNITED WAY VOLUNTEER CENTER ❆ HOLIDAY WISH LIST ❆ 2010 ❆ 11
                                                                                                OutReach, Inc.                                Project Home
 2010 Holiday                                                                                   South Central Wisconsin’s lesbian, gay, bi-   Serves low- to moderate-income residents
                                                                                                sexual and transgender community center.      in Dane and Green Counties through sev-
 Wish List, cont.                                                                               600 WILLIAMSON ST., MADISON, WI 53703         eral home repair programs. Two major vol-
                                                                                                                                              unteer programs, Hammer with a Heart
 Please note: It’s a good idea to confirm                                                        Harry Straetz, 608-255-8582;                 and Paint-a-Thon, serve low-income home-
 donation details by calling ahead.                                                              harrys@lgbtoutreach.org;                     owners free of charge.
                                                                                                 12–7 Mon–Fri;
 North/Eastside                                                                                  www.lgbtoutreach.org                         1966 S. STOUGHTON ROAD,
                                                                                                                                              MADISON, WI 53716
 Senior Coalition                                Holiday Decorations                            Food                                            Kathy Oppegard, 608-246-3737 x2105;
 Provide programs, advocacy and resources         Packages of holiday cards                      Frozen pizza, snacks, soda                     events@projecthomewi.org;
 to assist senior adults in remaining inde-      Program-Office-Agency Needs                    Program-Office-Agency Needs                     9–4 Tue-Thu;
 pendent, active and influential in the com-      TV 32 or larger, laptop; two matching          Computers, laptop, PowerPoint                  www.projecthomewi.org
 munity.                                          reception chairs and small table; 30           projector and screen; couches,
                                                  gallon garbage bags, room deodorizer,          armchairs; 30-cup coffee makers; copier
                                                                                                                                              Program-Office-Agency Needs
 1625 NORTHPORT DR., #125,                                                                                                                     Canvas tarps; 2x4, 2x6 and 4x4 lumber,
 MADISON, WI 53704                                paper towels, toilet paper; paper plates,      paper; paper plates, cups, plastic
                                                  napkins, plastic spoons, forks, knives,        silverware, napkins                           plywood; spindles, green board, shingles,
   Katie Kluesner, 608-243-5252;                  hot/cold cups; white and colored copy                                                        underlayment, vinyl flooring; appliances
   kkluesner@nescoinc.org;                        paper, card stock; postage stamps;                                                           less than 5 years old; newer bath vanities,
   8–4:30 Mon–Fri;                                                                              Partners in                                    cabinet hardware, lighting; cameras
                                                  decaffeinated and regular coffee
   www.nescoinc.org                                                                             Foster Care, Inc.                              (disposable or digital); card tables; chest
                                                                                                                                               and water coolers
 Holiday Volunteers                              Olbrich                                        501C(3) charity operating with volunteers
   Volunteers needed for the home chore                                                         only to help make life better for children
   program
                                                 Botanical Gardens                              in foster care.                               The River Food Pantry
                                                 Home to outdoor gardens, an indoor trop-                                                     Nonprofit, volunteer-driven, faith-based
 Food                                                                                           P.O. BOX 2534, MADISON, WI 53701
                                                 ical conservatory, and year-round educa-                                                     project provides food, hot meals and cloth-
   Baking soda                                   tional opportunities. The joy, diversity and     Cora White, 608-274-9111;                   ing to those in need. Treats the people it
 Toys and Holiday Gifts                          beauty of plants are shared by 250,000 an-       cwhite@fostering.us;                        serves with respect and builds them up
   Clothing; taxi vouchers, paratransit          nual visitors.                                   7:30–5:30 Mon–Fri;                          through hope and encouragement.
   passes; disposable cameras, books on                                                           www.fostering.us
                                                 3330 ATWOOD AVE., MADISON, WI 53704                                                          2201 DARWIN RD., MADISON, WI 53704
   tape; scented oil (lavender, lemon,                                                          Toys and Holiday Gifts
   orange, and tea tree); crochet and              Marty Petillo, 608-246-5807;                                                                 Jenny Czerkas, 608-442-8815;
                                                   mpetillo@cityofmadison.com;                   New toys for young children such as
   knitting needles; movie passes, gift cards                                                    sports equipments, watches, cameras;           river@theriver-madison.org;
   for grocery stores, restaurants                 8–4:30 Mon–Fri; www.olbrich.org                                                              9:30-5:30 Mon, 10:30-8 Tue, 9:30-7:30 Thu,
                                                                                                 CDs, DVDs for children of all ages
 Clothing and Personal Items                     Holiday Volunteers                                                                             11–9 Fri;
                                                                                                Clothing and Personal Items                     www.theriver-madison.org
   Eye glasses, hearing aid batteries; dish       Volunteers needed to welcome visitors
                                                                                                 New clothing for children of all ages,
   soap, dish towels, laundry detergent;          or host the Tea Room at Olbrich’s                                                           Holiday Volunteers
                                                                                                 sweatshirts, sweat suits, socks, caps,
   body soap, toothpaste, tooth brushes,          Holiday Flower and Train Show Dec. 4-31                                                      Volunteers needed to help make
                                                                                                 scarves and mittens for children and
   shampoo, body lotion, deodorant;               from 10–1 or 1–4.                                                                            Christmas special for two needy
                                                                                                 teens; personal hygiene products for
   Kleenex, toilet paper; 6-8 oz. spray                                                          pre-teens and teenage girls and boys          neighborhoods where the holidays can
   bottles; towels and washcloths; pain          Omega School, Inc.                             Program-Office-Agency Needs
                                                                                                                                               be difficult. Christmas parties are on
   reliever                                      Provides individualized GED/HSED prepa-                                                       Friday, Dec. 17 at 5 pm, and Saturday, Dec.
                                                                                                 Digital camera and newer model FAX            18 at 4 pm, with a complete Christmas
 Program-Office-Agency Needs                     ration for young adults in Dane County.         machine
   Colored pencils, 4 3/8x5 3/4 white            Offers one-on-one tutoring, on-site babysit-                                                  dinner, children and adult activities and
   envelopes, card stock                         ting, GED test-fee payment, and bus to-                                                       gifts for all.
                                                 kens to remove major obstacles to success.
                                                                                                Personal Essentials                           Food
 Northwest Dane                                  835 W. BADGER RD., MADISON, WI 53713           Pantry                                         Non-perishable food
 Senior Services, Inc.                            Oscar Mireles, 608-577-5737;
                                                                                                Assists families in need throughout Dane
                                                                                                County with products necessary for per-
                                                                                                                                              Toys and Holiday Gifts
 Supports seniors and their families in north-    omireles@tds.net; 9–4 Mon–Thu;                                                               Gently used toys, books and games for
                                                                                                sonal and household hygiene for all ages.      children
 western Dane County by providing pro-            www.omegaschool.org
 grams and services that assist them in liv-                                                    2165 LINDEN AVE., MADISON, WI 53704           Clothing and Personal Items
                                                 Toys and Holiday Gifts
 ing in the community.                                                                            Christine Thompson, 608-772-3146;            Gently used clothing for women, men
                                                  Books and board games for children
 1940 BLUE MOUNDS ST., STE. 2,                                                                    PantryCoordinator@zionmadison.org;           and children
                                                 Program-Office-Agency Needs                      8–3:30 Mon-Wed, Fri;
 BLACK EARTH, WI 53515                                                                                                                        Program-Office-Agency Needs
                                                  Coffee; lined, white, college ruled paper,      www.zionmadison.org
   Dee Suchomel, 608-767-3757 x222;               copy paper, black pens and pencils                                                           Bright colored paper
   deesnwdss@tds.net;                                                                           Toys and Holiday Gifts
   8:30-4:30 Mon–Fri;                            Operation                                       Books in English and Spanish for children
   www.nwdss.org                                                                                 and adults
                                                 Fresh Start, Inc.                              Clothing and Personal Items
 Holiday Volunteers
                                                 Youth development program addressing            Personal hygiene products such as
   Volunteers needed to assist with home-        core issues facing low-income communi-
   delivered meals and help with                                                                 shampoo, conditioner, body lotion;
                                                 ties such as education, employment, crime       diapers, baby wipes, baby powder, baby
   Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday            prevention, affordable housing and lead-
   parties from 9–1.                                                                             lotion, diaper rash ointment, baby
                                                 ership development.                             shampoo; household products such as
 Toys and Holiday Gifts
                                                 1925 WINNEBAGO ST., MADISON, WI 53704           laundry soap, dish soap
   Mittens, hats, gloves, scarves; gift cards
   for grocery stores and gas stations             Katie Gaynor, 608-244-4721;                  Program-Office-Agency Needs
 Clothing and Personal Items                       kgaynor@operationfreshstart.org;              Copy paper, #10 business envelopes;
                                                   7:15-5:15 Mon–Thu;                            snack, lunch, quart, gallon size Ziploc
   Blankets; denture cleaner, toothpaste,          www.operationfreshstart.org                   bags
   hair care items; Depends or Attends size
   large                                         Clothing and Personal Items
                                                  Warm hats, gloves, scarves, socks, long
                                                  underwear especially large size

12 ❆ UNITED WAY VOLUNTEER CENTER ❆ HOLIDAY WISH LIST ❆ 2010 ❆
                                                 Safe Harbor                                    Holiday Decorations                             Society of
                                                                                                 Wrapping paper, gift tags, Christmas
                                                 Child Advocacy Center                           cards; holiday-themed tablecloths              St. Vincent de Paul
                                                 Helps children alleged to be victims of sex-   Program-Office-Agency Needs                     An organization in which members join
                                                 ual or physical abuse, neglect, and those                                                      together to grow spiritually by providing
                                                                                                 Office supplies; cleaning supplies; art
                                                 who have witnessed violent crimes.                                                             one-on-one services to people who are in
                                                                                                 supplies; digital camera, DVD player; gift
                                                 836 E. MAIN ST., MADISON, WI 53703                                                             need, suffering or forgotten.
                                                                                                 cards for restaurants, theaters, stores;
                                                  Lois McDonald, 608-661-9787;                   bus tickets, phone cards                       2033 FISH HATCHERY RD., MADISON, WI 53713
                                                  safeharbordc@yahoo.com;                                                                        8:30-4 Mon–Fri;
                                                  9–5 Tue, Wed;                                 Sarvodaya USA                                    www.svdpmadison.org
                                                  www.safeharbor-dc.org                         Nonprofit, grassroots agency working to         Food
                                                 Food                                           meet basic human needs in communities
                                                                                                in Sri Lanka, Nepal, India, and Haiti.           For Food Pantry, contact Chris Kane,
                                                  Microwavable packages of easy-made                                                             257-0919, chris@svdpmadison.org.
                                                  macaroni and cheese, microwavable,            122 STATE ST., STE. 510, MADISON, WI 53703
                                                  individual serving packs of ravioli; 100%                                                      Sugar, flour, cooking oil; meals-in-a-can
                                                                                                  Kelly Saran, 608-442-5945;                     (ravioli, beef stew, etc.), canned or
                                                  fruit juice boxes, canned soda;                 kelly@sarvodayausa.org;
                                                  microwave popcorn; individually                                                                pouched tuna; breakfast cereal; diapers
                                                                                                  8–5 Mon–Fri;
                                                  packaged, non-perishable, healthy               www.sarvodayausa.org                          Program-Office-Agency Needs
                                                  snacks, fruit snacks, granola bars                                                             For Elizabeth Ann Seton House,
                                                 Toys and Holiday Gifts                         Holiday Volunteers
                                                                                                                                                 contact Bonnie Benson, 819-1061,
                                                  Barbies of various races and their             Volunteers needed from November to
                                                                                                 February to assist in donor calls, holiday
                                                                                                                                                 bonnie@svdpmadison.org.
                                                  clothes, dolls of different                                                                    Upright vacuum cleaners, mops, brooms,
                                                                                                 outreach and office work.
The Road Home                                     races/ethnicities (Asian/African                                                               dust pans; bath towels; portable file
                                                  American/Latina), American Girl Doll          Program-Office-Agency Needs
Dane County                                       clothes; current DVD movies in English         Computer, laptop; bookshelf; office
                                                                                                                                                 boxes, letter-size file folders
Provides emergency shelter, food and case         or Spanish rated G or PG for children;         supplies                                       Clothing, Personal Items and Food
management services to homeless families          small construction trucks and other                                                            For Port St. Vincent,
as well as a number of low-income hous-           construction equipment; felt boards and       Second Harvest                                   contact Rick Gleason, 257-2036,
ing programs.                                     characters, beads and jewelry making                                                           rick@svdpmadison.org.
128 E. OLIN AVE., STE. 202,                       supplies; teen magazines in Spanish           Foodbank of Southern
                                                                                                                                                 Two electric air purifiers; new bed
MADISON, WI 53713                                Clothing and Personal Items                    Wisconsin                                        pillows, twin-size vinyl zippered
  Theresa Straub, 608-294-7998;                   Disposable diapers sizes 0-9 months           Nonprofit agency dedicated to ending             mattress covers; powdered laundry soap;
  theresas@trhome.org;                                                                          hunger in 16 counties through food acqui-        large, 45-55 gallon trash bags; personal
                                                 Program-Office-Agency Needs
  11–5 Mon–Fri;                                                                                 sition and distribution to over 400 hunger-      hygiene products such as shampoo,
                                                  Color copier, printer cartridges Q3960A
  www.trhome.org                                                                                relief programs.                                 deodorant, toothpaste, disposable
                                                  Q3961A Q3963A, digital camera; dust
                                                  buster; copy paper; gift cards for Cosco,     2802 DAIRY DR., MADISON, WI 53718                razors, shaving cream; coffee, sugar, fresh
Holiday Volunteers                                                                                                                               fruit, fresh or frozen vegetables
 Sponsor a family for holiday gifts:              Target, Office Depot                           Nicole Spear, 608-216-7220;
 Families complete request forms so the                                                          nicoles@shfbmadison.org;
 sponsor knows what items they would             The Salvation Army                              8–4 Mon–Fri;                                   South Madison
 like. Genders and ages are shared, but          of Dane County                                  www.secondharvestmadison.org                   Coalition of the Elderly
 not names.                                                                                     Holiday Volunteers                              Provides services such as case manage-
                                                 Offers a variety of programs to assist the
Food                                             homeless, hungry and youth of Dane Coun-        Volunteers needed to help with a wide          ment, home chores, nutrition site, guardians
 Gift cards for stores such as Target, Wal-      ty.                                             variety of projects including checking         and neighborhood senior centers to older
 Mart and Woodman’s                                                                              products for expiration dates,                 adults so they can remain independent in
                                                 630 E. WASHINGTON AVE.,                                                                        their homes.
Toys and Holiday Gifts                           MADISON, WI 53703                               ingredients and sealed packaging; re-
 Toys and games for children ages 0-12                                                           bagging and/or boxing, labeling and            128 E. OLIN AVE., STE. 110,
                                                  Debra Crye, 608-250-2218;                      repacking items, 9–8 MON–FRI.                  MADISON, WI 53713
Clothing and Personal Items                       Debra_Crye@usc.salvationarmy.org;
 Diapers, wipes; African American hair                                                          Food                                              Joan Duerst, 608-251-8405;
                                                  9–5 Mon–Fri;
 care products                                    www.salvationarmydanecounty.org                Complete meals (stews, pasta meals),             duerst@smcelder.com;
                                                                                                 meals in a box (Tuna/Hamburger Helper,           8–4 Mon–Thu, 8–3 Fri;
Holiday Decorations                              Holiday Volunteers                              macaroni and cheese, etc.), canned tuna          www.smcelder.com
 Wrapping paper, tape, ribbons, present           Volunteers needed for Toys for Tots set        fish, canned fruit and vegetables,
 labels/tags                                      up and toy distribution Dec. 13-17; Bell       spaghetti sauce; peanut butter, jelly,
                                                                                                                                                Holiday Volunteers
Program-Office-Agency Needs                       Ringers are needed Nov. 19-Dec. 24. Go         apple sauce; 100% fruit juice, breakfast        Volunteers needed to deliver
                                                  to www.RingBells.org to sign up or call        cereal, complete pancake mix and syrup;         Thanksgiving dinner to older adults -
 Gas cards, phone cards
                                                  250-2235.                                      dry pasta, potatoes (boxed/dehydrated),         sign-up Nov. 1-19; to be drivers for
                                                                                                 beans (pinto, black, kidney), rice; crackers    Christmas dinner at the Madison Senior
Ronald McDonald House                            Food                                                                                            Center - sign-up Dec. 1-20; to wrap gifts
Charities of Madison                              Food donations for holiday dinner; non-       Program-Office-Agency Needs                      for holiday parties and to shovel snow.
                                                  perishable goods, homemade holiday             Wheelchair; 8.5x11 copy paper, pens and
A home away from home for families of             treats                                         Post-it notes
                                                                                                                                                Toys and Holiday Gifts
critically ill children receiving care in area                                                                                                   Gloves, hats; sheets, towels; small
hospitals.                                       Toys and Holiday Gifts                                                                          kitchen appliances; CD players, CDs,
                                                  Toys, books, personal hygiene products                                                         large print books
2716 MARSHALL CT., MADISON, WI 53705              for children ages 0-18
  Laurie Irwin, 608-232-4660;                                                                                                                   Clothing and Personal Items
                                                 Clothing and Personal Items                                                                     Shampoo, soaps, lotions, toothpaste,
  lirwin@rmhcmadison.org;                         Winter boots, hats, mittens for women;
  8–5 Mon–Fri;                                                                                                                                   denture cleaner
                                                  socks, long underwear for children and
  www.rmhcmadison.org                             adults; diapers, wipes, formula; personal
                                                                                                                                                Holiday Decorations
                                                  hygiene products, face and hand lotion,                                                        Tablecloths, napkins, plates, plastic
Toys and Holiday Gifts
                                                  chapstick, deodorant, new eye make up,                                                         silverware; party supplies, cards
 Toys for children ages 0-18 such as
 LEGOS, dolls, art kits, etc.; gifts for          eye masks; towels, washcloths;
 moms and dads, gas cards                         backpacks, sunglasses, pocket calendars


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                                                  United Cerebral Palsy                                                                           Holiday Decorations
 2010 Holiday                                     Provides services to enrich the lives of peo-
                                                                                                                                                   Holiday-themed napkins, placemats,
                                                                                                                                                   paper cups; holiday table decorations
                                                  ple with cerebral palsy and other develop-
 Wish List, cont.                                 mental disabilities.                                                                            Program-Office-Agency Needs
                                                                                                                                                   New or gently used projection screen,
 Please note: It’s a good idea to confirm         2801 COHO ST., STE. 300, MADISON, WI 53713                                                       tabletop or floor display presentation
 donation details by calling ahead.                Karyn Pape, 608-273-4434;                                                                       systems; new or gently used bingo caller
                                                   karynpape@ucpdane.org                                                                           machine, bingo prizes; white and colored
 Tenant Resource Center                            8–noon, 1–5 Mon–Fri;                                                                            copy paper, heavy stock copy paper;
 Nonprofit membership organization with            www.ucpdane.org                                                                                 small and large lined legal pads, folders,
 a small staff that relies primarily on vol-                                                                                                       1X2-5/8” mailing labels, Post-it notes;
 unteers to provide housing counseling, me-       Holiday Volunteers                                                                               birthday, sympathy, thank you and get
 diation services and office assistance.           Volunteers needed at various times                                                              well cards; phone message tablets,
                                                   around the holidays to assist in                                                                mouse pads, vinyl chair mats, adhesive
 1202 WILLIAMSON ST., STE. 102,                    organizing and archiving 2009 records.                                                          name badges; new or gently used white
 MADISON, WI 53703                                                                                Clothing and Personal Items
                                                  Food                                             Hooded sweatshirts adult size medium            board, new or gently used card stamping
   Erika La Point, 608-257-0143;                   Mixing bowls, silverware, popsicle molds        or larger, winter coats size medium or          supplies; gift cards for office supply
   office@tenantresourcecenter.org;                                                                larger; women’s or men’s shoes, winter          stores; new or gently used stacking
   9–6 Mon–Fri;                                   Toys and Holiday Gifts                                                                           chairs, book shelves; new popcorn
                                                   Two wagons; electric piano/keyboard,            boots, slippers and socks; men’s and
   www.tenantresourcecenter.org                                                                    women’s body spray or perfume, bath             machine, new paper popcorn bags, new
                                                   boom box with iPod dock, computer                                                               baking pans, new ice cream scoop; glass
 Toys and Holiday Gifts                            games, TV/DVD combo, PG and PG-13               and body items, men’s shaving sets; men’s
                                                                                                   boxer shorts; fingernail polish, make-up        cleaner, toilet bowl cleaner, sponge
   Crayons, coloring books, small toys that        DVDs; sign language board books, board                                                          mops, Swiffers, disposable toilet
   do not make noise                               books with simple pictures and single           gift sets; scarves, hats, mittens, printed
                                                                                                   pajama bottoms or sets                          brushes, cleaning buckets; new plastic
 Program-Office-Agency Needs                       words per page, children’s books in                                                             tablecloths; white or colorful paper
   Gas cards; miscellaneous office supplies,       Braille; educational toys for children                                                          napkins
   especially copy paper (white or color),         ages 3-5, LEGOs; art supplies; puzzles for     VSA Wisconsin
                                                   teens, gift cards for movie theaters or        Conducts art programs which expand the
   file folders, pens, highlighters, flip chart
                                                   mini-golf                                      capabilities, confidence and quality of life
                                                                                                                                                  Wisconsin Council
   pads, markers; new portable folding
   table, chairs and/or canopy for tabling at     Clothing and Personal Items                     for children and adults with disabilities.      of the Blind
   community events                                Nuk brushes, infant gum massagers,             4785 HAYES RD., STE. 201, MADISON, WI 53704     and Visually Impaired
                                                   vibrating teethers, toddler vibrating                                                          Provides powerful tools for independence
                                                                                                    Kathie Wagner, 608-241-2131;
 Transition                                        toothbrushes
                                                                                                    kathie@vsawis.org;                            including vision exams, assistive technol-
 Education Program                                Holiday Decorations                               8:30-4:30 Mon–Thu;                            ogy, in-home rehabilitation training, free
                                                                                                                                                  white canes, orientation and mobility train-
 Helps homeless families in the Madison            Noisemakers, shakers for infants                 www.vsawis.org
                                                                                                                                                  ing, and educational conferences. The
 Metropolitan School District.                    Program-Office-Agency Needs                     Holiday Volunteers                              Sharper Vision Store includes hundreds of
 401 MAPLE AVE., MADISON, WI 53704                 New, small black and white laser printer,       Volunteers needed to pack up the VSA           items to help manage daily activities with
                                                   toner cartridges for HP Color LaserJet          Art Center for a move to a new location        confidence.
  Sandra Mell, 608-204-2272;                       CP1518ni (CB541) and HP Color LaserJet          on Monday, Dec. 20 after 1 pm; on
  smell@madison.k12.wi.us;                         1600 (Q6003); vacuum cleaner, white             Tuesday, Dec. 21, 11–4; and on
                                                                                                                                                  754 WILLIAMSON ST., MADISON, WI 53703
  7–2:30 Mon–Fri;                                  copy paper                                      Wednesday, Dec. 22, 11–4.                        Kathi Koegle, 608-237-8111;
  www.madison.k12.wi.us                                                                                                                             kathi@wcblind.org;
                                                                                                  Holiday Decorations
 Toys and Holiday Gifts                           United Way                                       Santa hats
                                                                                                                                                    8–4:30 Mon–Fri;
   Gift cards for grocery stores,                 of Dane County                                                                                    www.wcblind.org
   department stores and gas                                                                      Program-Office-Agency Needs
                                                  The United Way Volunteer Center’s Teen           Office supplies, copy paper, Post-it           Program-Office-Agency Needs
 Clothing and Personal Items                      Gift Program, the only holiday gift program      notes; paper towels; step ladder                Digital camera; 2 display easels, 2
   Winter clothing, personal hygiene              for children ages 16-17 in Dane County,                                                          portable folding dollies
   products                                       serves about 1,600 families each year           West Madison
                                                  through its collaboration with the Salvation
                                                                                                  Senior Coalition and                            Wisconsin
 Union de Trabajadores                            Army and the U.S. Marines’ Toys for Tots
                                                                                                                                                  Public Television
 Inmigrantes /                                    program.                                        Senior Center                                   Community institution provides non-com-
                                                  2059 ATWOOD AVE., MADISON, WI 53704             Nonprofit organization serving Madison’s
 Immigrant Workers’                                                                               west side senior community with services
                                                                                                                                                  mercial television and other communica-
 Union                                             Victoria Budynsky, 608-246-5487;                                                               tion services of high quality, integrity and
                                                   vbudynsky@uwdc.org;                            including case management, nutrition pro-       diversity to viewers across the state.
 Grassroots group reaches out to immigrants        8–4:30 Mon–Fri;                                grams and volunteer help to enhance in-
 and workers in Dane County, fighting for                                                         dependence and enrich the lives of those 60     821 UNIVERSITY AVE., MADISON, WI 53706
                                                   www.unitedwaydanecounty.org
 better conditions for workers and immi-                                                          and older.                                       Ericka Balgord, 608-265-4436;
 grant families, and advocating against in-       Toys and Holiday Gifts                                                                           volunteer@wpt.org;
                                                                                                  517 N. SEGOE RD., STE. 309, MADISON, WI 53705
 equality, mistreatment and discrimination         Card games or board games such as                                                               9–5 Mon–Fri;
 by empowering those directly affected.            Apples to Apples, Monopoly, Catch                Lori Bell-Santek, 608-238-7368;                www.wpt.org
                                                   Phrase, Risk, Taboo, or other games for          loribs@westmadisonseniorcoalition.org;
 29 E. WILSON ST., #202,                           teens; lava, fiber optic, neon lamps or          8–4 Mon–Fri;                                  Holiday Volunteers
 MADISON, WI 53703                                 other novelty lighting; personal CD              www.westmadisonseniorcoalition.org             Volunteers needed for WPT’s phone bank
  Yvonne Geerts, 608-335-0357;                     players or MP3 players, digital camera,                                                         during the Winter Membership Drive
                                                                                                  Food                                             Nov. 27-Dec. 12. Fundraising drives are
  yvonne@uniondetrabajadores.org;                  CD clock radios, prepaid cell phones;
                                                                                                   Gift cards for grocery stores, individually
  9–5 Mon–Fri, 1–5 Sat–Sun;                        bean bag, butterfly or other fun chairs,                                                        held in Vilas Hall on the UW-Madison
                                                                                                   wrapped holiday candy treats                    campus. Shifts are about four hours and
  www.uniondetrabajadores.org                      funky pillows or other home decorating
                                                   items; Playstation, XBox, or Wii video         Toys and Holiday Gifts                           include training, refreshments and a free
 Program-Office-Agency Needs                       games rated general, teen or adult; gift        Gift cards for Wal-Mart, Shopko, Savers,        meal. Weekend and weeknight
   Projector, P.A. System, video camera;           certificates to East or West Towne Mall,        St. Vincent de Paul, Goodwill, etc.; taxi       opportunities available for people ages
   stackable chairs                                Wal-Mart, Target, or other discount             vouchers                                        16 and up.
                                                   stores; sporting equipment; watch sets,        Clothing and Personal Items
                                                   wallets                                         Winter gloves for men and women


14 ❆ UNITED WAY VOLUNTEER CENTER ❆ HOLIDAY WISH LIST ❆ 2010 ❆
    Ease sadness with joy
    Donations preserve holiday traditions at HospiceCare
    BY VICKY BUDYNSKY




    M
                    any families have           don’t have the time or ability
                    holiday traditions          to prepare a holiday meal,”
                    that bring them             Jenn Stangl, organizational
                    joy each year.              volunteer coordinator, says.
    These traditions may include a              “We are able to give that
    gathering at a relative’s home              comfort during the holidays.
    for a meal. HospiceCare, Inc.               When staff delivers the
    ensures that the people it                  meals they can see the
    serves can continue their holi-             thanks and appreciation in
    day traditions by delivering a              the families’ faces.”
    fully prepared meal to their pa-                 Patients can also enjoy
    tients’ homes.                              volunteer carolers who bring
         HospiceCare, Inc. provides             a little extra holiday spirit.
    end of life care to patients with           Stangl says, “Volunteers and
    life limiting illnesses. Patients           extra resources during the
    and their families receive phys-            holidays allow us to offer
    ical, emotional and spiritual               more to our patients and
    support.                                    their families”.
         During the holidays Hos-                    Volunteers are also
    piceCare staff prepares and de-             needed all year round. Visit
    livers holiday meals to their pa-           volunteeryourtime.org to
    tients. “Families often have so             find local volunteer opportu-
    much else going on that they                nities throughout the year. ❆
                       Volunteers Laurel Thompson, Ron Galdes, Jodie Henning,
                               Margo Belz, Mary Beth Graves and Jackie Ruhde
                             prepare a holiday meal (clockwise, from front left).




                                                                                           wheeled office chairs, quality                   Food
Work Opportunity                              Youth Services of                            conference chairs; heavy-duty moving              Meals in can or box; canned vegetables,
in Rural Communities                          Southern Wisconsin —                         dolly; bicycle, child trailer; stainless steel    fruits or meats; canned/box juices;
Provides vocational development and sup-      Briarpatch & CAP                             pots and pans, pizza cutters; journals; art       cereal; cooking oil; ethnic food such as
port to adults with developmental disabil-                                                 supplies; 1 3-ring binders, bus passes            rice, beans, tortillas, adobo
                                              Provides innovative services to runaway,
ities. Founded in 1983, it is the oldest      homeless and at-risk youth and their fam-                                                     Toys and Holiday Gifts
provider of community-based vocational        ilies.                                      YWCA Madison                                       New toys for children ages 0-3; gift cards
supports for adults with cognitive disabil-                                               Provides affordable housing for women,
                                              1955 ATWOOD AVE., MADISON, WI 53704                                                            for bookstores, Target, Wal-Mart, gas
ities in Dane County.                                                                     emergency homeless shelter, employment,            card
1955 W. BROADWAY #100,                          Joseph Bednarowski, 608-245-2550 x306;    training and programming for girls. Works
                                                joseph.bednarowski@youthsos.org;                                                            Clothing and Personal Items
MONONA, WI 53713                                                                          to eliminate racism through constructive
                                                10–6 Mon–Fri;                             dialogues.
                                                                                                                                             Steel-toed boots for adults; disposable
  Lance Owens, 608-442-5294 x0;                 www.youthsos.org                                                                             diapers and pull-ups sizes 3-5, wet wipes;
  lance@artworking.org;                                                                   101 E. MIFFLIN ST., MADISON, WI 53703              toothbrushes and toothpaste; feminine
  9–5 Mon–Fri;                                Food                                          Samantha River, 608-257-1436;                    hygiene products; paper cups, plates,
  www.worcinc.com                              Gift cards for grocery stores                sriver@ywcamadison.org;                          plastic utensils; cookware, kitchen
Program-Office-Agency Needs                   Clothing and Personal Items                   10-6 Tue-Thurs;                                  utensils, pots, pans; new bath towel sets,
                                               Adult sized t-shirts; socks, underwear;      www.ywcamadison.org                              new single bed sheets, new pillows, new
 Copier, stapler; 10 desks, 10 office/desk
                                               personal hygiene products; first-aid                                                          pillow cases; tool belts and basic tools
 chairs (good condition, mix-n-match                                                      Holiday Volunteers
                                               supplies                                                                                      such as hammer, wrench, tape measure,
 okay), 2 Apple computers (g5 or newer,                                                    Volunteers needed to wrap gifts for               level, screwdriver; bus tickets
 any configuration), 8 flat screen            Program-Office-Agency Needs                  children and set up the Toy Store.
 monitors, digital camera                      Rosetta Stone Spanish language learning
                                               software, thumbdrives; DVD player, PG-
                                               rated DVDs, microwave oven; quality


                                                                                                                   ❆ UNITED WAY VOLUNTEER CENTER ❆ HOLIDAY WISH LIST ❆ 2010 ❆ 15
P+5612-1010


                                               Physicians Plus proudly sponsors the 2010 Holiday Wish List
                                                 & encourages us all to LIVE UNITED™ this holiday season.


      CARRY YOUR HOLIDAY SPIRIT THROUGHOUT THE YEAR!
      Business Volunteer Network (BVN) is your local resource for developing and coordinating workplace volunteer efforts.
                                                              2010 BVN Members




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