Recycle the Warmth - Jan. 24-26

22nd 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,  LaMovida, The Zone and WHIT are all working with us to ask people to bring gently used or new bedding to one of the county’s four Shopko stores or to one of the participating churches being added to the list below.  Blankets and other bedding will also be collected at the six St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores in Madison, Stoughton, 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. 24, 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.

If your religious congregation would like to participate, please give us a call at 442-7200, x440; we would be happy to provide bins for blanket collection, posters or any other supplies you may need.  We expect about 40 area religious congregations to take part in the drive.  For an updated listing, please check the list below again as Recycle the Warmth weekend approaches.


Participating churches Recycle the Warmth 2014:

Blessed Sacrament Parish, Madison
Christ the King Parish, McFarland
Covenant Lutheran Church, Stoughton
Covenant Presbyterian Church, Madison
First Baptist Church, Madison
Good Shepherd by the Lake Church, Stoughton
Heritage Congregational Church, Madison
Holy Mother of Consolation Parish, Oregon
Holy Redeemer Church, Madison
Holy Wisdom Monastery, Middleton
Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Monona
Lake Edge Lutheran Church, Madison
Lakeview Moravian Church, Madison
McFarland Lutheran Church, McFarland
Memorial United Church of Christ, Fitchburg
Middleton Community Church, Middleton
Monona United Methodist Church, Monona
Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, Madison
Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Parish, Sun Prairie
Salem UCC, Verona
St. Albert the Great Parish, Sun Prairie
St. Ann Parish, Stoughton
St. Bernard Parish, Madison
St. Bernard Parish, Middleton
St. Christopher Parish, Verona
St. Dennis Parish, Madison
St. Francis of Assisi, Belleville
St. Francis Xavier, Cross Plains
St. James Church, Madison
St. James School, Madison
St. John the Baptist Church, Waunakee
St. Joseph Church, Madison
St. Joseph Church, East Bristol
St. Maria Goretti Parish, Madison
St. Mary of the Lake Church, Westport
St. Mary Parish, Pine Bluff
St. Michael Church, Dane
St. Olaf Parish, DeForest
St. Patrick, Belleville
St. Patrick, Lodi
St. Patrick, Madison
St. Peter Parish, Madison
St. Thomas Aquinas, Madison







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