Recycle the Warmth Blanket Drive: January 25-27, 2019

SVdP Mad Guidestar gold gximage2You can still be part of Recycle the Warmth by helping us buy a blanket: click here for our blanket-drive donation page.

(With each gift of $13, you’ll buy a blanket!) And, we welcome your clean, gently used donated blanket at all seven of our St. Vinny’s stores..

Thanks to the donors, volunteers & sponsors who make

our annual Recycle the Warmth Blanket Drive a success! 


(Please scroll down for participating religious congregations.)l

St. Vincent de Paul annually provides hundreds  of needy people in Dane County with good-quality donated and new bedding. Dozens of area churches, Dane County Shopko stores; Morgan Murphy Media, including WISC-TV3, Madison Magazine and; and Mid-West Family Broadcasting radio stations Q-106, Magic 98, JAMZ, WJJO, La Movida, The Zone and HANK are all supporting this annual blanket drive. 

Q-106 will be broadcasting live with some of their on-air personalities on Friday, January 25 from the Shopko location at 2101 W. Broadway in Monona.

When to donate: Friday-Sunday, January 25-27 (Weekend before Super Bowl)

What to donate and/or purchase:
-Gently used blankets, quilts, and bedding
-Purchase blankets at 3 Dane County Shopkos for (special price at the Monona Shopko – $12.99!)
-Monetary donation
Last year we raised several thousand dollars from people in local church communities and from area businesses.

Where to drop off:
-3 Dane County Shopkos
-7 Dane County St. Vinny’s store locations
-40+ religious congregations (listed below)

What will St. Vinny’s do with blankets?
All the bedding we collect or purchase during this drive will be given away over the year to individuals and families with low incomes who request help with setting up housekeeping from the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Most families have finally been able to afford housing of their own, but have incomes too low to furnish their home. St. Vincent de Paul member volunteers make a visit to the home and provide vouchers to the St. Vinny’s stores for essential furniture and household goods, as well as new airbeds that come with sheets and the blankets donors generously gave during Recycle the Warmth.

blanket stack cmyk transp istock w svdp madisonParticipating Religious Congregations – Recycle the Warmth 2019:

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

St. Patrick, Albany

St. Francis of Assisi, Belleville

St. Francis Xavier, Cross Plains

Lake Edge United Church of Christ, Madison

St. Michael, Dane

St. Olaf, DeForest

St. Patrick, Lodi

St. Joseph, East Bristol

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

Lake Edge UCC, 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

St. Peter, Middleton

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Monona

Holy Mother of Consolation, Oregon

Covenant Lutheran, Stoughton

Good Shepherd by the Lake, 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


Pooh Bear Child Care, 290 Corporate Drive in Madison, also will serve as a collection point.

“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, Emeritus CEO & Executive Director