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St. Vincent de Paul — Madison presents the 32nd annual

Recycle the Warmth Blanket Drive

Provide blankets to families in need

Recycle the Warmth Blanket Drive

January 26th, 2024 – January 28th, 2024

Recycle the Warmth this winter by donating new and gently used blankets, bedding, and sheets to St. Vinny’s Thrift Stores from January 26th to 28th, 2024! Donations will be distributed to families in need throughout the year.

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Why blankets?

Each year, Dane County families turn to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul — Madison for bedding, blankets and sheets to keep their children warm, to sleep comfortably and to get a good night’s sleep. Last year 668 struggling families received blankets at no cost to them. You can help Charlie, his mom, and thousands of people like them by sharing new and gently used bedding…

For Charlie, moving to Madison has been so fun. He and mom lived in Chicago but all of a sudden Mom said they needed to move. So they got to drive to a new home! His favorite part of his new school is recess and he likes the other kids in his grade. He likes his new apartment too. It’s small so he and mom get to share a room! He just wishes he had his blanket – the big Spiderman one. Mom didn’t take it when they left Chicago. He doesn’t understand why they can’t go back and get it.

How to help:

Drop off new and gently used blankets, bedding and sheets at any St. Vinny’s Thrift Store or participating church/businesses/organization from January 26th- 28th, 2024. Energize your friends, clubs, church, troops, and teams to help your neighbors in need. It’s a great service project for all ages.

Drop-off sites:

Use the map below to locate your nearest drop-off site. At each drop-off site, you will find bins clearly labeled for Recycle the Warmth collections. Clearly label your donations “Recycle the Warmth” or “RTW.”


Blankets collected during Recycle the Warmth that exceed the required annual supply to provide to families in need may be sold in St. Vinny’s Thrift Stores to fund our food pantry, charitable pharmacy and other services.

Thank you, sponsors!