Ways to Give


Sharing your time and talents is one of the most meaningful ways to give to those that are experiencing homelessness in Dane County. We welcome volunteers who are passionate about helping change a person’s life.
Whether you’re looking to serve on your own, engage your workplace in service, or connect your church/local group to The Beacon, we have a place for everyone!


Join The Beacon supporters today by making a recurring contribution! When you make a recurring monthly gift you join a committed group of individuals dedicated to making an impact in the lives of those in crisis. Your generosity allows The Beacon to sustain its programs and services to those experiencing homelessness in Dane County.

COST = $11.25 per guest per visit

$25 = Provides 1 day of breakfast

$50 = Helps 1 family of four for a day

$150 = Provides 1 week of laundry at The Beacon

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Questions regarding monetary donations, please contact Sandy Lampman at 608-826-8096 or click here to e-mail.

Donations via check are payable to Catholic Charities. Be sure to indicate The Beacon in the memo line. This will ensure that 100% of your donation goes directly to The Beacon as designated. (Note: The Beacon is operated by Catholic Charities, Madison as a program and
is not a separate non-profit)

Please mail your donation to our main / administrative office: Catholic Charities,
702 South High Point Road, Suite 201, Madison, WI 53719.


Over 100 people visit The Beacon every day. Help us by donating items that are used on a daily basis from our needs list. You can also go to our Amazon Wish List and purchase items directly to ship.

***Please contact Nicolas Lemus to arrange dropping off of your items 608-826-8102 or e-mail nlemus@ccmadison.org