Dear friends and neighbors,

Last week, I was walking between Goodman’s empty buildings when a man on a bike stopped me. He thanked me for the work we’re doing here at the Center, and said though he didn’t have much, he wanted to donate all the money he had to Goodman. I told him to hold onto it, he might need it. He insisted anyway, emptying his pockets and giving me a roll of bills. “I’ve got it better than some,” he said.

This encounter, as exceptional as it was, is just one example of the incredible good happening throughout our community. I’m hearing about it every day, and I want you all to know that I see you taking care of your neighbors. I see the good you are doing , and from the bottom of my heart, I thank you.

Wishing you all health and hope,
Becky Steinhoff, Executive Director

Slice of Support
Here’s a chance to support Goodman AND a great local restaurant:

Wednesday, April 8 is Goodman night at Ian’s Pizza Garver !

When you place your order for contact-free delivery or curbside pickup, let Ian’s know you’re ordering to benefit Goodman , and the Center will receive a portion of the proceeds. Call 608-257-9248 to place your order from 5-10 p.m. Bonus: Ian’s Garver now delivers to Monona!

Ordering online? Visit . When placing your order, add Goodman in the last name field after your last name . (Example: John Smith - Goodman )
An Epic Gift
A huge thanks to Epic Systems for donating a truckload of food to our food pantry! Pallets of milk, assorted beverages, bread, produce and soup were distributed to the hundreds of community members using our drive-thru pantry service this week. And Epic will be back every week with more donations! We're so grateful for community partners like Epic Systems who make it possible to offer essential services in times of need.

Checking In with Our Seniors
Social distancing is especially difficult for our older adult community. Goodman has a group of dedicated staff and volunteers checking in with our seniors every day, as well as a few delivering meals and groceries directly to seniors’ doors. And, added just this week, two of our partners, Rachel, who teaches Tai Chi, and Ellen, our gentle yoga instructor, have stepped in to offer virtual classes to help our older adults stay active . Thank you, Rachel & Ellen!

Exceptional Scribbles
Goodman 4K teacher, Claire, studied fiber arts in school, and while social distancing at home, she’s started revisiting this medium, but with an adorable twist. Claire has let drawings students have given her inspire her own art, taking the “exceptional scribbles” she’s received and making them into felt. The results are equal parts beautiful and charming.

Watch for more of Claire’s work on our Instagram account: @goodmancenterwi

Drive-Thru Food Pantry
All are welcome – no need to call ahead. Food is distributed in the Ironworks building parking lot, 149 Waubesa Street, Madison.

Tuesday 9:30 a.m. – noon
Wednesday 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Thursday 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Neighborhood Dinners
The Center is managing a distribution of nearly 300 meals per day, along with groceries on Fridays to over 70 families in the Darbo/Worthington and Brentwood neighborhoods.

Wednesday & Thursday – individual dinners
Friday – 2 family-style meals + a pantry bag of groceries

For delivery, call 608-807-4984 or email and tell us:
1. Your address
2. How many meals you’d like for Wed./Thurs. & Friday

We’ll knock or ring your doorbell between 3:30-4:30 p.m. as we leave the meal on your doorstep. More information here (scroll to bottom of the page).
Always dazzled by the GOODness (in so many ways) from the GOODman Community Center. No disrespect to the amazingly good and kind Goodman brothers, but maybe during this crisis you should rename yourself to BESTman Community Center." - Vicki

Day in and day out, we’ve been amazed and humbled by the support of you, our neighbors. Though it may feel as though so much time has passed already, we’re still in the early days of this national crisis. We’ll get through it together, thanks to incredible people like you. If you are able, please consider a financial donation so we can continue our work. If you’ve already made a gift, thank you so much. You’ve given us hope during what could be a rather hopeless time.  

* Consider yourself hugged. *
Information is changing rapidly. Goodman is constantly reassessing how we can help our community. Most up-to-date operations can be found at:
Ironworks: 149 Waubesa Street Brassworks: 214 Waubesa Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53704
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