Recycle the Warmth Blanket Drive: January 24, 25 and 26, 2020

SVdP Mad Guidestar gold gximage2Make sure it’s a warm winter…

by donating a clean, gently used blanket or purchasing a brand new one at any of the seven Dane County St. Vinny’s stores for Recycle the Warmth, the 28th annual blanket drive, January 24 – 26.

Can’t get out to buy a blanket? Donate online and with each gift of $13.99, we’ll buy a new blanket on your behalf. Click here for our blanket-drive donation page.

Thanks to the donors, volunteers & sponsors who make our annual Recycle the Warmth Blanket Drive a success! 

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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 St. Vincent de Paul stores; News 3 Now/Channel 3000, 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. 

When to donate: Friday-Sunday, January 24-26 (Weekend before Super Bowl)

What to donate and/or purchase:
-Gently used blankets, quilts, and bedding
-Purchase blankets at 7 Dane County St. Vinny’s store locations for only $13.99 each and donate them right there at the counter
-Make a monetary donation at the St. Vinny’s stores or click here to give online.

Where to drop off:
-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 the drive will be given away people with low incomes who request help setting up housekeeping from the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. St. Vincent de Paul members visit homes and provide vouchers to 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 2020:

(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

Blessed Sacrament, Madison

First Congregational UCC, Madison

Holy Redeemer Church, Madison

Our Lady Queen of Peace, Madison

St. Bernard, Madison

St. Dennis, 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

Good Shepherd by the Lake, Stoughton

St. Ann, Stoughton

Sacred Hearts, Sun Prairie

St. Albert, Sun Prairie

Salem UCC, Verona

St. Christopher, Verona

St. Mary of the Lake, Westport

St. John the Baptist, Waunakee

St. Peter, Middleton

St. James Church, Madison

St. James School, Madison

St. Joseph, Madison

Lake Edge Lutheran, Madison

Lake Edge UCC, Madison

First United Methodist Church, Madison

Heritage Congregational Church, Madison


Covenant Presbyterian, Madison

First Baptist Church, Madison


Lake Edge United Church of Christ, Madison

St. Michael, Dane

St. Olaf, DeForest

St. Patrick, Lodi

St. Joseph, East Bristol

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