Recycle the Warmth - Jan. 23-25

23rd Annual Blanket & Bedding Drive 


 St. Vincent de Paul annually provides hundreds of needy people in Madison and its surrounding communities with good-quality recycled and new bedding.  Dozens of area churches, Dane County Shopko stores; TV stations WISC and TVW; and radio stations Q-106, Magic 98, JAMZ, WJJO,  La Movida, The Zone and HANK are all working with us to ask people to donate blankets and bedding. Donors can bring blankets and other bedding – new or clean and gently used – to one of the county’s three Shopko stores (Jan. 23-24) or to one of the participating churches (Jan. 24-25) being added to the list below.  Blankets and other bedding will also be collected at the seven St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores in Madison, Stoughton, Sun Prairie, Verona and Waunakee.  Dane County Shopko stores are making new, good-quality blankets available for purchase and donation at an attractive price.  Q-106 will be broadcasting live on Friday, Jan. 23, from the Shopko location at 7401 Mineral Point Road in Madison.

All the bedding we collect or purchase during this drive will then be given away during the next twelve months to needy individuals and families who come to our Center for Vincentian Charity (2033 Fish Hatchery Road in Madison) seeking assistance from the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Another way to help is to contribute toward the purchase of additional bedding (new sheets, pillows and mattress covers) to meet the requests we receive.  Last year we raised several thousand dollars from people in local church communities and from area businesses.

We expect about four dozen area religious congregations to take part in this year’s drive. For an updated listing, please check the list below again as Recycle the Warmth weekend approaches.

Participating churches – Recycle the Warmth 2015:

Blessed Sacrament, Madison

Christ the King, McFarland

Covenant Lutheran Church, Stoughton

Covenant Presbyterian, Madison

First Congregational UCC, Madison

First United Methodist Church, Madison

Good Shepherd by the Lake, Stoughton

Heritage Congregational Church, Madison

Holy Mother of Consolation, Oregon

Holy Redeemer, Madison

Holy Wisdom Monastery, Middleton

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Monona

Lake Edge Lutheran Church, Madison

McFarland Lutheran Church, McFarland

Middleton Community Church, Middleton

Our Lady Queen of Peace, Madison

Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Sun Prairie

Salem UCC, Verona

St. Albert the Great, Sun Prairie

St. Aloysius School, Sauk City

St. Ann, Stoughton

St. Bernard, Madison

St. Bernard, Middleton

St. Christopher, Verona

St. Dennis, Madison

St. Francis of Assisi, Belleville

St. Francis Xavier, Cross Plains

St. James, Madison

St. James School, Madison

St. John the Baptist, Waunakee

St. Joseph, Madison

St. Joseph, East Bristol

St. Maria Goretti, Madison

St. Martin of Tours, Martinsville

St. Mary of the Lake, Westport

St. Michael, Dane

St. Olaf, DeForest

St. Patrick, Albany

St. Patrick, Lodi

St. Patrick, Madison

St. Peter, Madison

St. Peter, Ashton

St. Thomas Aquinas, Madison

Trinity Lutheran Church, Madison


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