Dear friends and neighbors,

To say the last two weeks have been a whirlwind is an understatement! Each day brought a new challenge, and it was difficult to keep up with it all. It’s easy to feel defeated in times like these, but can I tell you something? Not once in these last two weeks did I feel hopeless. Not once.

You know why? Because of you. The outpouring of love and support and encouragement from our community has been so heartening to me and everyone at the Center. You’ve supported our work and bolstered our spirits, and I thank you for it!

Sending love and good health to you all,
Becky Steinhoff, Executive Director

Activities for Every Child
Families are home and kids need to be engaged in activities. Enter Assistant Director of Children’s Programming Cora Kruzicki and her team, who have been packaging game and craft bundles for the last two weeks to distribute to Goodman families. (Initially, supplies from our own classrooms. — after sanitizing!) “Our families are doing what they do best, taking care of each other,” said Cora. “We are trying to show them that we are all in this together, even when we're apart.”

We're running low on supplies. Could you help? Check out our Amazon wish list here . For shipping, choose " Cora Kruzicki's Gift Registry Address" at checkout.

Strength in Neighbors
A heartfelt thank you to Monona Bank, who shared this video this week, artfully produced by the Isthmus . It’s a beautiful reminder of why we do what we do. It's bittersweet to see our center so active knowing the halls are very quiet right now, but we'll be back and better than ever when this is all done.


Show Us Your Art!
We want to spread a little extra love to the participants in our older adult program, the families we work with and those picking up food in our drive-thru pantry. Please send us your (or your child’s) artwork, poetry or simple words of encouragement. We’ll collect them and share them out to these most vulnerable neighbors. Additionally, we're planning to make an art piece from submissions – we look forward to sharing that with our community in the future.

For safety, please only send digital submissions to:

Nourishing Our Neighbors
Goodman is offering families two ways to get food during this uncertain time.

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 dinners and groceries for families in the Darbo/Worthington & 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 page) .
Saw the Goodman Center van outside my daughter’s apartment today handing out free meals to the kids who aren’t in school. Warms my heart to see such involvement in the community. Goodman Center rocks!” - Kristi

It’s a long road in front of us, but we know we’ll get through it together. If you are able, please consider a financial donation to help us continue serving our most vulnerable neighbors. If you've already made a gift – thank you . We’re always grateful for your support, but right now  we’re especially thankful as we continue to serve our community in new ways. 

* Consider yourself hugged. *
Information is changing rapidly. Goodman is constantly reassessing how we can help, and will update our operations at:
Ironworks: 149 Waubesa Street Brassworks: 214 Waubesa Street Madison, Wisconsin 53704