Dane County Chapter 

  Please join us for the upcoming meeting of the Dane County Chapter!

We meet quarterly on Wednesday evenings in 2021:

Upcoming Meetings:

  • November 10th

Featured Charities for November 10 Meeting:


Register & Network: 6:30-7:00pm

Meeting: 7:00-8:00pm

Location: Mershons Cidery in downtown Stoughton, WI

Guests are welcome to attend the meeting. If they would like to vote, they will need to fill out a commitment form prior to or at the beginning of the meeting.

Any member can nominate a charity in Dane County that serves the under-resourced and is a designated 501(c)(3)

For more information, contact Julie Speth (608) 469-2176, julieannspeth@gmail.com

Felicia’s Donation Closet

Felicia’s Donation Closet is partnered with Shelter from the Storm Ministries, a homeless shelter in Sun Prairie, for Domestically Abused mothers and their children. We locate and deliver essential household items (furniture, beds. tables, chairs, clothes, toys . . .etc) for these families as they transition from the shelter into their own apartments.

Gigi’s Playhouse – Madison

GiGi’s Playhouse is a Down syndrome achievement center. We serve individuals with Down syndrome and their families from prenatal diagnosis to adulthood. GiGi’s offers free therapeutic programming, which is research-based and customized for individuals with Down syndrome, to work toward advancing literacy, math skills, gross and fine motor skills, speech and communication skills, building self-esteem, and preparing for the workforce. Our goal is that each individual reaches their highest potential! We also focus on fostering acceptance and awareness of Down syndrome in the community.


Lunch for Vikings

Lunches For Vikings is a volunteer-led program that offers free brown bag lunches to kids through 12th grade in the Stoughton Area School District who no longer have access to the free or reduced lunch at school. We provide bag lunches Monday – Friday for all 12 weeks of summer break. We prepare the lunches at the Stoughton Area Youth Center and distribute them at three sites around Stoughton. Lunches include a choice of four different sandwiches, a drink, vegetable, fruit, go-gurt or cheese stick, crackers and a granola bar.

Neighborhood Free Health Clinic

Neighborhood Free Health Clinic provides non-emergency care free of charge to any uninsured adults in Stoughton, WI and neighboring communities.

Open Doors for Refugees

Founded in 2016, we’re an all-volunteer organization that supports U.S. vetted and admitted refugees who are resettled in Madison. Our flagship program collects community donated furniture and household items to set up fully furnished apartments for refugees when they arrive (we set up our 53rd apartment a week ago). We also provide transportation, translation, ESL, and other direct-support services, plus we have a program to help refugees learn skills to become more self-sufficient, plus another that provided $30,000 in direct financial aid during the pandemic. We are funded entirely by community donations.

PEP (Personal Essential Pantry)

Helping with the essentials of personal and household hygiene, showing God’s grace and love through these tangible gifts. As we seek to engage and meet needs in the world around us, we’ve learned that families are able to supplement their groceries at area food pantries and, in some cases, through Food Stamp benefits. However, few resources exist for assistance with non-food essentials: household and personal products.


The Stoughton Area Resource Team, Inc. (START) provides a safety net for those in crisis. It links Stoughton residents under age 55 with community resources, offers advocacy, and provides support in housing, utilities, transportation, health and employment. Case management is offered as well professional life coaching and short term financial assistance when appropriate.

The Women’s Place and Resource Center

The Women’s Place and Resource Center (WPRC) strives to be a place where women can come post-crisis/ hard life events and receive spiritual, personal and professional development with the intention of improving their life situations.

Zeteo Community Home

To serve women who have been sexually exploited by providing long-term housing, holistic care, and a supportive community where they are free to dream and thrive

Give Online

Make Your Quarterly Contribution

If you are unable to attend, the group still depend on your donation commitment to the selected charity. Please be sure to make your contribution by sending a check with another member to the meeting, or mailing a check immediately after the meeting. You can also make a payment to the selected charity through our Community Purse Giving Fund at the National Christian Foundation by clicking the button below.

*Please note: We request that a $3.00 handling fee be added for online credit card donations ($103).
For account transfer donations, there is no fee.

Dane County, WI

Meet Our Team

Top Row:
Julie Speth, Kim Robinson
Bottom Row:
Tina Bowser, Carrie Sterner, Lisa Byington