Local Community Services

GroupPhotoSunshineSupperSun Prairie is home to many great local community organizations. Whether you are looking to give back to the community or access services, please use this directory to connect with our local organizations. For additional volunteer opportunities customized to your schedule, you can navigate through Dane County’s website found here. To add or update your organization’s information on this page, please complete this form.

The Bed Lady
The Bed Lady delivers new beds to Sun Prairie School children in need. To request a bed, talk to a school social worker or Joining Forces for Families.

Box of Balloons
Box of Balloons is a 501(c)3 nonprofit providing birthday parties to children in need. We partner with community social workers, teachers and advocates to identify children who otherwise will not be celebrated. Everything needed for a memorable celebration goes into a birthday box and given to the family to celebrate their own child.

C.A.R.D.S Closet
C.A.R.D.S Closet is a free clothing resource for Sun Prairie families that accepts clean and gently used clothing. They have a donation bin at the Prairie Athletic Club or at the Sunshine Place. Please email to request clothing or talk to a school social worker.

Centro Hispano
Centro Hispano’s mission is empowering youth, strengthening families and engaging the community. The Centro staff use referrals, existing services and resources to help Latino families aspire upward to reach their personal goals and dreams.

Colonial Club
From its origins as a social outlet for seniors in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin to being a comprehensive provider of social services for people age 55 and over, the Colonial Club  has evolved over the past fifty years to meet the emerging needs of older adults.

Community Action Coalition
608-246-4730 ext. 235
The Community Action Coalition provides services in three key areas: housing, food, and clothing. Their mission is to develop the economic and social capacities of individuals, families, and communities to reduce poverty in Dane, Jefferson, and Waukesha counties.

Early Childhood Initiative
The Early Childhood Initiative provides free support centered around family stability, wellness, child development and healthy relationships for pregnant women and families with children ages 0 to 4.

Home Mission Fund
608-257-2534 ext. 37
The Home Mission Fund provides assistance to community members who have experienced a sudden and temporary loss of income. The fund covers eviction prevention, car repairs, and utilities.

Joining Forces for Families
Joining Forces for Families is a program through Dane County Department of Human Services that helps the Sun Prairie Community through resource connection, creative problem solving and advocacy.

Mckenzie Family Boys & Girls Club
The Boys & Girls Club of Dane County is a leader in youth development programs, serving more than 6500 young people across the Madison area. With licensed after school programming that includes transportation, and a full-time day care facility, this welcoming space can become even bigger to the community – a true support system. 

Reach Dane - Sun Prairie Head Start
608-577-6934 or 608-576-1135 (Bi-lingual)
Reach Dane is a federally funded agency that provides Head Start and Early Head Start services for low income families in Dane and Green counties. Reach Dane provides high-quality early childhood services to children ages 0-5 through center-based and home-based programs. Sun Prairie Head Start is located at 211 E Linnerud Drive. Enroll today!

RSVP of Dane County
For over 40 years, The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) has been offering personalized volunteer placement, matching volunteers age 55+ with community service opportunities across Dane County.  Our volunteers share their knowledge, interests, experience and energy, contributing to the well-being of their local communities. Programs include Driver Services, Vets Helping Vets and Foster Grandparents, to name a few. 

Shelter from the Storm Ministries
Shelter from the Storm Ministries is a transitional housing for homeless children and single mother families. We provide a safe home, life skills training, facilitate education, financial coaching, therapy and mentoring through a Christ centered support system. 

Spirit of Giving
Spirit of Giving matches community sponsors with families in need to shop for holiday gifts for Sun Prairie School children. Each year, around 1,100 kids receive gifts.

Stuff the Bus
Stuff the Bus is a volunteer program that collects school supplies and distributes filled backpacks to those in need in the Sun Prairie Area School District.

Sun Prairie Emergency Food Pantry
Serving the residents of the Sun Prairie School District, the Pantry provides monthly food allowances, a mobile food pantry, Thanksgiving food baskets and weekend snacks at elementary schools.

Sun Prairie Parks Friends, Inc.

Through volunteering, financial contributions, advocacy, and collaboration, Sun Prairie Parks Friends, Inc. (SPPF) assists in the preservation and improvement of recreational opportunities, land, ecosystems, structures, and equipment within Sun Prairie Parks.

Sunshine Legal Clinic
Since 2014, the Sunshine Legal Clinic has provided free legal consultation services covering family law, debt collection, tenant rights, immigration and more.

Sunshine Place
Sunshine Place is a single point of access to social services for Sun Prairie residents in times of need. In addition to being a community resource center, the Sunshine Place also has a resource lobby with free access to computers, printing and faxing.

Sunshine Supper
Sunshine Supper serves a free community meal every Monday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at 1632 W. Main Street. Everyone is welcome!

The YMCA is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility. With the Y, you’re not just a member of the facility; you’re part of a cause. With a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, improving health and well-being, and giving back and supporting our neighbors, your membership gives you and your community the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.