Donate Items

Porchlight relies on donations to meet the needs of our shelter guests and residents.  Donated items are integral to promoting ongoing stability for our clients, and no gift is too small.  Please consider supporting the individuals and families we serve by purchasing items through our Amazon Wish List or donating new or gently used items from the Porchlight Wish List below.

Items may be shipped “Attn: Porchlight” to our administrative office at 306 N Brooks St Madison, WI 53715.  You may also drop items off at our donation warehouse (see details below).  Porchlight welcomes donated items collected by groups or businesses.  Please call (608) 257-2534 ext. 20 to coordinate your donation drive!

Donation Hours & Location

The donation warehouse is located at 1708 Thierer Road, near Target on Madison’s east side.
Building hours are 7:00am – 6:00pm, Monday – Saturday.  Please note that the donation center is staffed by volunteers, so hours may vary.

If you know  you will need assistance unloading donations, would like to verify whether the donation center is open, or have other questions about donating items to Porchlight, please contact Jessica at (608) 257-2534 ext. 20 or .

NOTE: Porchlight does not accept furniture, mattresses, or clothing of any kind.

Porchlight Wish List

Cleaning Supplies

  • All-purpose cleaner & disinfectant wipes
  • Window & floor cleaner
  • Sponges/scrubbers
  • Kitchen & bathroom cleaners

Household Supplies

  • Dish & laundry soap (single-load pods/packets & bottles)
  • Brooms & dust pans
  • Mops & buckets
  • Small garbage cans & bags
  • Laundry baskets
  • Twin-size sheet sets
  • Twin-size blankets made of cotton or wool
  • Small vacuums

Hygiene Supplies

  • Bath towels, hand towels, washcloths
  • Kleenex, toilet paper, paper towels
  • Travel- & family-size shampoo, conditioner, 2-in-1
  • Lotion & soap/body wash
  • Disposable razors & shaving cream
  • Deodorant

Food Donations

  • Individual packages of meat
  • Half gallons of milk (any kind)
  • 64 oz. juices (orange, grape, apple, fruit punch)
  • Cans of stew/soup
  • Noodles & sauces
  • Cans of tuna/salmon
  • Jams, jellies, peanut butter
  • Sugar, flour, oil
  • Condiments (salt, pepper, ketchup)

Donation center
Donation center
Donation center