Recycle the Warmth Blanket Drive: January 27-29, 2017

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Thanks to the donors, volunteers & sponsors who make

our annual Recycle the Warmth Blanket Drive a success! 

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(Please scroll down for participating religious congregations.)

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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; Morgan Murphy Media, including WISC-TV3, Madison Magazine and channel3000.com; and  Mid-West Family Broadcasting 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. On January’s last full weekend, donors can bring blankets and other bedding – new or clean and gently used – to one of the county’s three 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 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 the Friday of the drive from the Shopko location at 7401 Mineral Point Road in Madison.

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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.

More than 40 area religious congregations and other groups will take part in this year’s drive. For an updated listing, please check the list below again as Recycle the Warmth weekend approaches.

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Participating Religious Congregations – Recycle the Warmth 2017:

(This list, alphabetical by community, will be continually updated as the next drive approaches.)

St. Patrick, Albany

St. Francis of Assisi, Belleville

St. Francis Xavier, Cross Plains

St. Michael, Dane

St. Olaf, DeForest

St. Joseph, East Bristol

St. Patrick, Lodi

Blessed Sacrament, Madison

Covenant Presbyterian, Madison

First Baptist Church, Madison

First Congregational UCC, Madison

First United Methodist Church, Madison

Heritage Congregational Church, Madison

Holy Redeemer Church, Madison

Lake Edge Lutheran, Madison

Our Lady Queen of Peace, Madison

St. Bernard, Madison

St. Dennis, Madison

St. James Church, Madison

St. James School, Madison

St. Joseph, Madison

St. Maria Goretti, Madison

St. Patrick, Madison

St. Peter, Madison

St. Thomas Aquinas, Madison

Christ the King, McFarland

McFarland Lutheran Church, McFarland

Holy Wisdom Monastery, Middleton

Middleton Community Church, Middleton

St. Bernard, Middleton

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Monona

Holy Mother of Consolation, Oregon

Covenant Lutheran, Stoughton

St. Ann, Stoughton

Sacred Hearts, Sun Prairie

St. Albert, Sun Prairie

Salem UCC, Verona

St. Christopher, Verona

St. John the Baptist, Waunakee

St. Mary of the Lake, Westport

“It may be hard to visualize all those who benefited from receiving more than $2.6 million in assistance from us last year. But I invite you to stretch your imagination even further to see the good the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has done during the 90 years it has been at work here in Madison.”
- Ralph Middlecamp, CEO & Executive Director