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Substantiating Our Claim

Attic Angel's 130th anniversary year starts with the release of a commemorative book that supports our claim that we're "The One and Only."

A poignantly written and beautifully designed book pays tribute to our own local "American girl" story. It tells of two sisters whose concern for children blossomed into a 130-year Madison tradition of philanthropy and progress to benefit both children and seniors. It also reveals how they came up with their most unusual organizational name, and how it still applies today.

Attic Angel Association was founded in Madison in 1889, focusing on improvements to health and well-being. The Attic Angels were major architects behind Madison's health-care infrastructure, including the city's first hospital and nursing service, as well as today's nonprofit Attic Angel Community for senior living. The Angels also played, and continue to play, important roles in education and mental-health initiatives for children and families.

The Association, while still focusing on fundraising for the greater good, oversees the senior living endeavors of Attic Angel Community. With its single location and a long history of empowered volunteers who know how to make a meaningful impact, Attic Angel Community is The One and Only in more ways than one.

The One and Only: Attic Angel Community, A Madison Original Since 1889 is available to read on our website at this link:

 Read Our Anniversary Book

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The Playing Field

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Children affected by trauma such as homelessness and those with special needs such as autism spectrum disorders have different sensory needs for emotional support that helps them learn to manage behaviors. Our dream is to create a play space that allows children to be successful while ... being kids! Some of our plans:

  • A large open space for running (crowded spaces are often a behavior trigger for children)
  • High fencing and an appropriate climbing structure (children impacted by trauma or those on the autism spectrum often take bigger risks and climb higher)
  • Sensory panels that welcome independent play when children are agitated
  • A maze for children to walk through (this helps the brain to organize)
  • Small structures where children can feel safe
  • Specially designed pieces to work large muscle groups

By helping children at this critical point in their development, your gift will be helping the future of our community!

 Visit The Playing Field Website