Our greatest needs right now are gift cards to distribute to our friends experiencing homelessness. These could include locally-owned downtown restaurants that allow people to get out of the elements and give them the dignity of being a paying customer, Walgreens or CVS to help people pay for co-pays and purchase necessities, bus passes, or gas cards. Gift cards can be mailed to PO Box 2399, Madison, WI 53701 or email inventory@friendsofthestatestreetfamily to arrange a drop off or pick up.

Ways To Contribute


Amazon Wish List

Our wish list is regularly updated to reflect the current needs of the community, and is shipped directly to the team to distribute as necessary

Don’t forget to designate us as your Amazon Smile recipient!

Amazon Smile

Gift Cards

Gift Cards are a good way to provide the dignity of being a paying customer to the community

  1. McDonald’s
  2. Taco Bell
  3. Starbucks
  4. Panera Bread
  5. Subway
  6. Burger King
  7. Colectivo Coffee
  8. Kwik Trip Fuel Card
  9. Domino’s 
  10. Ragstock
  11. Target


Cash donations will be used to fill the most urgent needs and current projects that the Board has identified as best suited for the community.

Current projects are kept on our Facebook page

See if your employer matches donations using our information

Federal Tax ID: 81-5390586
(Since 9/20/17)

EIN:  81-5390596


Ways To Contribute


Amazon Smile

When you shop at instead of, Amazon donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases to Friends of the State Street Family! Choose Friends of the State Street Family as your charity of choice and start shopping through!


Facebook Fundraising

It’s easy to raise money for Friends of the State Street Family on your Facebook page! Many people ask for gifts to Friends of the State Street Family for their birthday, while others do it for various special occasions or to help with a special project or a need at Friends of the State Street Family.
To get started, visit our Facebook page.


Workplace Giving

Supporting Friends of the State Street Family at work can be easy through employer giving options!

Did you know some employers will double or even triple your donation to Friends of the State Street Family? Some of the area’s largest employers, including American Family and Alliant Energy match gifts for retirees and employees. Please check with your human resource office and double (or triple!) your impact!