Invest Madison Parks - Children's Summer Clothes Drive

June 30, 2011

Invest Madison Parks - Children's Summer Clothes Drive
July 1st - July 10th

After this winter's successful clothes drive, Madison Parks is once again partnering with Community Action Coalition of South Central Wisconsin, Inc. (CAC) on a Children's Summer Clothes drive July 1st - July 10th.

CAC's Clothing Center serves over 9,000 low-income individuals and families each year. CAC provide seasonally appropriate clothing for school, work, home, as well as job interviews. Many of their families are living pay-check to pay-check and the Clothing Center allows them to stretch their budgets just a little further. All of the clothing is provided through generous donations from the community. These items are distributed at no charge through CAC's Clothing Center which is located at 1717 N Stoughton Rd in Madison.

"Summer is a great time for kids to get outside and play in Madison Parks," says Parks Superintendent Kevin Briski. "Madison Parks is proud to partner with Community Action Coalition on this meaningful Invest Madison Parks initiative."

Madison Parks Facilities where children's summer clothes may be dropped off.
• Goodman Pool, 325 Olin Ave., www.cityofmadison.com/parks/pool
Mon-Thurs, 12:30-4:30p.m./6:15-8p.m. Friday, noon - 8p.m., Sat-Sun, noon - 7p.m.
• Warner Park Community Recreation Center, 1625 Northport Drive, www.wpcrc.com
Monday - Friday: 8am - 8pm; Saturday: 8am - 2:30pm; Sunday: Closed
• Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Daily 9a.m. - 4p.m. www.olbrich.org
• Madison Parks Administration Office, 210 MLK Jr. Blvd, Suite 104
Monday - Friday, 8a.m. - 4:15p.m. www.cityofmadison.com/parks

In addition to these locations, clothes may be dropped off at the Elver Park Fireworks show on Tuesday, July 5. Bring your family down to Elver Park, enjoy the evening's show, and invest in your community by donating children's clothing that evening. Elver Park Fireworks, sponsored by Woodman's Markets, is on Tuesday, July 5. Fireworks begin at 9:30p.m. For more information on this event, visit: www.cityofmadison.com/elverparkfireworks

Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin, Inc. (CAC) is a non-profit community action agency founded in 1966 as part of the War on Poverty. CAC works with people affected by poverty through a variety of programs and services in Dane, Jefferson and Waukesha Counties. The ultimate goal is to help people move toward greater self sufficiency and have better lives. For more information on CAC programs please check out the website at www.cacscw.org.

For more information regarding more Invest Madison Parks initiatives, please contact Steven Doniger, Community Services Manager at 608.266.6517 or sdoniger@cityofmadison.com.

Contact:
  • Laura Whitmore, 608-266-5949
  • Steve Doniger, 608-266-6517