We’re jumping at the opportunity to help our community. | Photo by Beth Skogen
Every year, the Goodman Community Center orchestrates a Thanksgiving Basket Drive to help out Madisonians who need a little extra help putting together Thanksgiving dinner.
This year, there are 4,000 families registered to receive a Thanksgiving basket. This adds up to around 25,000 individuals, including close to 10,000 children. So, how can we help?
👥 Food drives
The Goodman Community Center is all about, you guessed it, community. You can activate your communities — at work, in your neighborhood, or at your place of worship — by setting up your own food drive. Not sure where to start? Check out the Goodman Center’s Food Drive Kit for helpful resources.
🥫 Fill up + drop off
Donations from community members are the backbone of this organization. Whether you conducted a food drive of your own or just collected a few extra items to give, the center’s gymnasium is open on the following dates for drop-offs:
Need a few volunteer hours? Looking for a family-friendly way to give back? Sign up to volunteer with the Goodman Community Center. You can sign up individually or as a group + be notified year-round about opportunities based on your interests and availability.
💸 Financial support
If your schedule doesn’t allow for extra grocery trips or organizing a food drive, you’re not alone. The Goodman Community Center is always accepting financial donations, which will go towards filling the Thanksgiving baskets with last-minute items like fresh produce, dairy products, and thepièce de résistance, pies.
🗣️ Talk turkey
While donating — money, time, and food — is always appreciated, the Goodman Center asks that the community uses word of mouth to spread awareness about its cause. Regardless of if or how you choose to contribute, share this article with your friends, family, and social media pages to help ensure full bellies all across the 608 this Thanksgiving.
How do you prefer to give back?
A. Financially: from the comfort of my home B. Volunteering: getting out of the house with friends
Channel 5 Live with Andrew Callaghan | Wednesday, Nov. 16 | 8 p.m. | Orpheum Madison, 216 State St, Madison | $25-$125 | From Vice Media fame, enjoy Andrew Callaghan’s live show as part of his national tour.
Thursday, Nov. 17
Coda Fest | Thursday, Nov. 17 | 7-9 p.m. | Cafe CODA, 1224 Williamson St, Madison | Free+ | Head over to Cafe Coda through Nov. 20 for this year’s jazz festival featuring local + international jazz artists. 🎷
Friday, Nov. 18
DJ PAULY D | Friday, Nov. 18 | 9 p.m. | Liquid, 624 University Ave, Madison | $20+ | Cabs are here! Jam out with MTV’s favorite guido from “Jersey Shore.”
Heavy Is the Crown Exhibit | Friday, Nov. 18 | 6-8 p.m. | Art Lit Lab, 111 S. Livingston St, Madison | Free | Enjoy new + quarantine era artwork honoring the beauty and strength of Black women. 👑
Saturday, Nov. 19
Saturday Art Adventures | Saturday, Nov. 19 | 1-3 p.m. | Madison Children’s Museum, 100 N. Hamilton St, Madison | Free with admission | Grab the kids for a special craft project walk-through in the museum’s Art Studio.
We have amonthly guide filled with events + activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
‘Tis the season for holiday shopping, 608. | Photo provided by WiscoBoxes
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One of Madison’s most notorious intersections will have nightly lane closures this week starting today. The closures will primarily impact South Blair Street and East Wilson Street. Find more details here. ⛔ (Channel 3000)
The Madison Police Department + Dane County Sheriff’s Office are teaming up to buckle down on seatbelt + alcohol laws for the last few weeks of November. Extra patrols will be conducted to enhance public safety. (WKOW)
St. Mary’s Hospital celebrated its annual Mission + Heritage Week with an interactive art piece. Large canvas maps in the employee entrance are filled with pins placed by staff that indicate their background and heritage. 📍 (Fox 47)
Comedian Joe Gatto, from TruTV’s “Impractical Jokers”, announced he’ll be making a stop in Madison for his national tour. The comedian will visit Overture Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2023. (NBC 15)
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Let us know your favorite 608 Instagrammers, Youtubers, or bloggers.
🥡 Food | There’s not enough time in the day (or money in our wallets) to try all of 608’s best eateries. We’ll watch enviously from our phones.
👗 Style | Madison is full of fun thrift shops + trendy boutiques, and we’re always looking for style tips.
🛍️ Small Business | With the holidays approaching, there are never too many local shops to keep up with.
📸 Photographers | We’re writers, not photographers, and we love giving a spotlight to locals who have a knack for capturing the city’s essence.
🎨 Artists |Digital, physical, or musical — Madison is full of creative geniuses. Who are your favorites?
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