Porchlight

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!

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 (608) 257-2534 ext. 20 or .

NOTE: Porchlight does not accept furniture, mattresses, OTC medications or clothing of any kind. We suggest these types of donations go to St. Vincent De Paul for their community programs for people in need. 

Porchlight Wish List- updated April 2021

*COVID-19 Supplies*

  • Masks – N95 and surgical
  • Rubber or latex gloves (any size)
  • Disinfectant wipes

Cleaning Supplies

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

Household Supplies

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

Hygiene Supplies

  • Paper towels
  • Toothbrushes
  • Travel- & family-size shampoo, conditioner, 2-in-1
  • Lotion & soap/body wash
  • Disposable razors & shaving cream
  • Deodorant
  • Band-Aids

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)

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