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.  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. Porchlight welcomes donated items collected by groups or businesses.  Please call (608) 257-2534 ext. 20 to coordinate your donation drive!

NOTE: Porchlight does not accept furniture, mattresses, OTC medications. We suggest these types of donations go to St. Vincent De Paul for their community programs for people in need. Update: As of 02/01/24, Porchlight is no longer accepting clothing donations. We received an overwhelming response this winter season for warm clothing to support our clients. Thank you for everyone for stepping up!

Donation Hours & Location

Donations for all programs can be dropped off at our administrative office at 306 N Brooks St Madison, WI 53715,  Monday- Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm. If you need to set up a different time to drop off, or have other questions about donating items to Porchlight, please contact Jessica at or call 608-257-2534.

Porchlight Wish List- updated Fall 2023
*Items in bold are most requested

Cleaning Supplies

  • All-purpose cleaner & disinfectant wipes
  • Sponges
  • Floor cleaner (ex: Pine-sol)
  • Bathroom cleaners (ex: bleach)
  • Dish & laundry soap (single-load pods/packets & small bottles)
  • Brooms & dust pans
  • Mops, buckets or Swiffers

Household Supplies

  • Twin-Queen sized blankets & sheets
  • Bowls and cups (microwave safe)
  • Pots & pans
  • Silverware
  • Paper towels
  • Laundry basket

Shelter Supplies- all travel size

  • Toothbrushes & toothpaste
  • Shampoo, conditioner, 2-in-1
  • Razors & shaving cream
  • Deodorant
  • Q-tips

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