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Free school supply programs in Madison and Dane County Wisconsin.

The leading back to school supply programs in Dane County as well as Madison are listed below. Each of these charities, non-profits, or government organizations giveaway supplies to students from K-12 who need help. Donations as well as volunteers allow this back to school supply programs to exist, therefore the amount of items offered will vary. The list below of assistance programs is only a sampling. Find more free clothing closets in Dane County.

Students from all grades, races, ethnicities and immigrants can apply. Based on donation levels, the free school supplies in Madison passed out may include Backpacks; Headphones; Pencils; Glue; Chromebooks or Laptops; Lunch boxes; Calculators; Notebooks; Sticky notes gift certificates and more. Kids can also get free clothes for the school year, haircuts or personal toiletries, immunizations and other assistance as well.

Goodman Community Center
214 Waubesa St.
Madison, WI 53704
Phone (608) 241-1574
The charity runs a backpack drive. Each year people from the Dane County community, including corporations or stores such as Walmart, give the non-profit either cash or school supplies. They then give those items away to student in need.

Salvation Army Dane County
The faith based charity operates many social services. One is the annual back to school supply event. Students from Kindergarten to High School age can get help. There may be backpacks, book bags, sneakers, pants, pens or pencils, books and other educational material. They also offer food, after school programs, meals, toys and financial help. Find Dane County Salvation Army resources.

Stuff the Bus by Sunshine Place
Location is 18 Rickel Road
Sun Prairie WI 53590
They only help kids in the school district. Call 608-837-4511




Neighbors Helping Neighbors
102 East Lincoln Street
Mount Horeb WI, 53572
Call 608-437-6114
A free clothing bank is also on site. A back to school drive is held for low income families, single parents and others. Pens, calculators, notebooks, winter jackets, uniforms and more may be offered.

Waunakee Neighborhood Connection - Fill the Bus
Non-profit address 208 South Century Avenue
Waunakee Wisconsin 53597
For details, call 608-849-5740.
A wide variety of school supplies, hygiene goods and other stuff is offered.

Lussier Community Education Center
Address is 55 S Gammon Rd.
Madison, WI 53717
Main number is (608) 833-4979
They have free school supplies for kids from Pre-K to even college. Backpacks will be filled with age appropriate items. This means younger kids may get crayons or highlighters for their school supplies while older students may get free calculators, protractors, notebooks and other school supplies.

Middleton Outreach Ministry
3502 Parmenter Street
Middleton, WI 53562
Main number is (608) 836-7338

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County
Main number is 608-661-5437
Members of the community work together to help students and children in need. Whether it is mentoring, some free clothes for school or a job, basic supplies, the non-profit assists as resources allow.  There are referrals to local back to school supply giveaways and other activities.

Urban League of Greater Madison
Main office is at 2222 S Park St
Madison, WI 53713
Telephone number is (608) 729-1200
The non-profit helps the poor, minorities, and low income. Whether it is free school supplies or items for work, or access to a computer lab or housing resources, they assist. Job seeks can get help as well as teens in school, and find items such as Staplers, Hanging file folders, Pens, paper and more. Free work and school attire is offered too.





The River Clothing Bank
Location is 2201 Darwin Road
Madison, Wisconsin 53704
Dial (608) 442-8815
Students of all ages and genders can get free or low cost clothes for the school year or winter. Vouchers may be offered too.

Lighthouse Church
Location is 6402 Schroeder Rd
Madison, WI 53711
Phone: (608) 441-9408

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