Our Good Works
From the first acts of caring by the two original “attic angels” in 1889 to the well-orchestrated fund-raising and outreach programs of today, Attic Angel Association has sought to make a positive and tangible difference for children and seniors in the greater Madison community.
Our Ongoing Contributions
Signature Fund-Raising Events
Our Angels host three major fund-raising sales each year: The Attic Sale in June, the Classic Clothing Sale in the fall and the Holidays Galore & More Sale each November. The Attic Sale, a gigantic resale of high-quality home merchandise, is one of Madison’s best-known events, having been part of our culture for more than half a century. All three of these sales raise funds for deserving nonprofit organizations whose programs align with Attic Angel Association’s charitable focus of that year. After surveying community needs, the Association’s Board of Directors determines a focus for the new year.
Funded by our signature sales events, our community grants program supports other nonprofit organizations concerned about the needs of children and the elderly in Dane County. Since 1983, we’ve donated nearly $7 million to more than 140 nonprofit grant recipients.
Health Care Scholarships
Attic Angel’s New Horizon Fund provides scholarships for students pursuing health care education at Madison College. (Attic Angel Place is often a clinical training site for such students.) The fund grows in honor of each year’s Board Chair and Angels who have reached milestone anniversaries as a volunteer so that their demonstrated commitment to good works may continue into the future.
As part of the Adopt-a-School program through the Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools, Attic Angel has taken Falk Elementary School under its wing. Located on Madison’s southwest side, the school includes a number of families of limited means. To help, Attic Angel Association conducts drives for school supplies and winter clothing and contributes goods and volunteer time to events at the school to raise money and build relationships. In return, Falk students have brought new joy to Attic Angel Place through such things as artwork and an orchestra concert.
For more than 40 years, Attic Angel Association has organized a weekly series of continuing education programs for seniors. Experts from the University of Wisconsin and other local businesses present a wide range of topics, and the public is invited to join our learning community free of charge.Become a Member