Spring Cleaning: Declutter and Donate!

Spring is a time of renewal, and there’s no better way to rejuvenate and energize yourself than decluttering your surroundings. While the binders full of old papers and assignments can probably be recycled, old clothing and certain unused food and personal care goods can be donated. Help your fellow Badgers out by donating what you don’t need to those who do. Check out the donations resources below:

Food and Personal Care Goods

The Open Seat Food Pantry is a student-run food pantry on campus Any student with a valid Wiscard is welcome to utilize the pantry. Non-perishable, non-expired canned goods and other unopened packages can be donated. Donations can be placed in the bins around campus labeled “The Open Seat” or brought to the Associated Students of Madison (ASM) Office.

Click here to learn more about where and how to donate.


There are many resources around Madison for donating clothing, shoes, jewelry, and other items in usable condition. Check out the list below provided by the Office of Sustainability:

Locations closest to campus:

St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store

1309 Williamson Street

Bus routes: 3, 6, 10, 14, 15, 38


410 State Street

Bus routes: Most campus routes

Other nearby locations:

St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store

6301 Odana Road

Bus routes: 3, 6 → 73

Dig & Save

1900 S Park Street

Bus routes: 10 → 5, 13 → 5

Goodwill Donation Center and Store (Middleton)

6661 University Avenue

Bus routes: 70, 71, 72

Goodwill Donation Center and Store (Monona)

2501 Royal Avenue

Bus routes: 10 → 5, 13 → 5, 4 → 16

Goodwill Donation Center and Store (Madison East)

2127 E Springs Drive

Bus routes: 6 → 36

Spring (and anytime of year), it’s good to give back to the community. Badgers take care of one another. It’s what we do best.