porchlight volunteers serve the homelessPorchlight Ministry

What we do

Our Unity Porchlighters are great team members! We serve and prepare two meals every other month for the Grace Mens' Shelter. Our church tithes to the Porchlight team to pay for these meals. A good portion of our meals are purchased through Second Harvest Food Bank.

This is not a huge commitment of time, only several hours every other month for our members.  We always have a good time doing this work and we invite all who would like to join us helping the homeless population of Dane County enjoy a good meal and feel a little better about themselves, knowing that there are people who truly care about them.

We also do a yearly Christmas Project and prepare small bags with personal care items, socks, stocking hats, candy, dental hygiene items, lip balms, etc. We do this a week before Christmas. Items can be donated to the bin in the front foyer starting November first.

2017 Porchlight testimonials video HERE

How you can help

If either of these opportunities for serving appeal to you, you can contact our Team Leaders,  Lloyd 608-445-1096 or Sandra Rowley 608-445-3305, Ron or Joanne Ruzicka 608-347-1193, or Janie Lynaugh 608-215-5895.


Note - Porchlight has shifted their focus regarding donations, and no longer has warehouse space for donated clothing, kitchenware, winter gear, etc.  From Porchlight's donations page:

Donate to Porchlight

Porchlight is devoted to the provision of decent housing to those without the means to afford it, and helps to empower its residents and program participants to live independent lives. We welcome financial gifts to help us continue and develop our effective services for homeless individuals and families. Donations may be made by check or secure online donation.  Over 90% of your donation goes directly to funding our shelter, affordable housing, supportive services and emergency assistance programs. Donations are 100% tax deductible.

Make a secure online credit card contribution through Just Give.
Click here to donate online now!

Write a check
Make checks payable to:
Porchlight Inc.
306 N. Brooks St.
Madison, WI 53715

Consider a number of planned giving
options through the Porchlight Foundation

Contact Karla Thennes
257-2534 ext. 14