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What’s Up Downtown Breakfast

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Thursday, January 30, 2020, 7:45 am - 9:00 am


The Edgewater Hotel
1001 Wisconsin Place
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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Karla Thennes, Executive Director, Porchlight, Inc.


Porchlight: Solutions to Homelessness in Madison



For space and catering purposes, please register by Tuesday, January 28. If no account is found using your email address, please contact us at


Pay upon entry parking (cash-only) will be available on-site for $5.00/vehicle. To make entry and exit to the garage efficient, please bring cash. If the garage fills, additional parking is located in the City of Madison State Street Capitol garage located at 214 N. Carroll St. and standard parking rates apply. A limited amount of street parking may also be available. Metro Transit and bicycle transportation are options as well.


At this month’s DMI breakfast, we will be collecting donations of clothing and supplies to support Porchlight and the individual and families they serve.  If you’re planning to attend, please consider making a donation by bringing any of the items listed below with you to the event.  If you are unable to attend and would still like to make a donation, details on how to do so can be found on the Porchlight website here.

PORCHLIGHT WISH LIST: Bath towels (used for showers at shelter), belts (extra-large sizes), day planners, deodorant, kleenex, toilet paper, paper towels, men’s gloves (good for outside sleeping), men’s Long johns (1x-3x), men’s underwear (boxer briefs large- 2x), nylon wallets, shampoo (travel- & family-size), shaving cream, small spiral notebooks, sugar (bags) used at shelter for coffee, toiletry bags, and winter sleeping bags (outside use)

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