Wish List

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The Road Home Dane County needs the items listed below to serve our families in shelter and to help them get settled in housing. Wish list items can be brought to The Road Home any weekday from 7 am - 5 pm. Questions? Contact programs assistant Takisha Jordan at 608-294-7998, ext. 312.

Interested in “hosting” a donation bin at your place of work, office building, congregation, or school for a wish list drive? We can provide the donation bin and signage. Make a difference in the lives of homeless families with children by coordinating a “wish list” drive. Donations of wish list items helps homeless families with children while they are in our shelter and when they move into housing. 


 Download and print our Wish List here.

The Road Home’s Basic Needs Wish List

  • Diapers/Pull-up training pants: especially sizes 4, 5 & 6
  • Baby Wipes
  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  •  Hair care products designed for African American hair
    • Suggested products: Africa's Best, Pink Oil Moisturizer, Oil Sheen Hair Spray, Pro Style
      Hair Gel, Jam Hair Gel, Murray's Pomad, Hair Grease & VO5 Hot Oil Treatment
  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • Razors
  • Feminine hygiene products (pads/tampons- pads are needed more than tampons)
  • Laundry detergent
  • Bleach
  • Dish soap
  • Cleaning supplies
  • School supplies
  • Gas or grocery cards

Furniture Donations

We are partnering with Reynolds Transfer & Storage (www.reynoldstransfer.com) to pick up, store and deliver furniture donations to families in need.

Please the on-line form to submit your furniture donation to Reynolds Transfer & Storage. The form can be found at: https://goo.gl/forms/CTA9ry9UqJ5VUqek1. Once you fill out and submit the form, you will get an email acknowledgement that your request has been received.

If you are unable to use the on-line form and have furniture to donate, please call Reynolds directly at (608) 709-1942. Please leave your name, telephone number, address and items to donate. Reynolds Transfer & Storage will call you back and make arrangements for the items to be picked-up.

Reynolds Transfer & Storage is not able to do same day or next day pick-ups.  

The Road Home’s Furniture Wish List 

  • Beds  (twin, full or queen)
  • Dressers
  • Kitchen table and chairs
  • Armchairs
  • Sofas/couches (no sleeper sofas)
  • Lamps (floor and table). If you have one or two lamps to donate, please bring them to our office at 128 E. Olin Ave., Ste. 202. 

Thank you for your support!

Special thanks to Reynolds Transfer & Storage for their partnership in providing moving and storage services. Families receive your donated items, as they move from homelessness to housing.

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