Waunakee Utilities is collecting clothing items to help keep our neighbors warm. We are accepting donations of the following new, unused winter clothing items: coats, snow pants and snow boots, sized for boys and girls up to age 18. These items of clothing are one small way we can help keep our less fortunate neighbors warm during the upcoming winter season.
Clothing items will be donated to the Waunakee Ecumenical Board’s Holiday Giving Program. Cash donations will also be accepted for the Waunakee Food Pantry or Waunakee Neighborhood Connection.
For every one item of clothing or $20 donation provided through our office, we will give you one 25-foot strand of LED holiday lights, which use one-tenth the energy of traditional mini holiday lights.
Donations are being collected November 10 through December 12 at Waunakee Utilities’ office.
This offer is limited to three strands of lights per customer.
The Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) provides assistance for heating costs, electric costs, and energy crisis situations. Operating with federal and state funding, the program provides assistance to approximately 225,000 Wisconsin households annually.
Most types of fuel are eligible to receive assistance. Whether you use wood, propane, natural gas, electricity, or fuel oil to heat your home, energy assistance is available if you qualify.
How to Apply
Your household may be eligible for Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) services based on a number of factors. However, if the gross income for your household is less than the amount shown on the following chart, you might be eligible to receive assistance. Households must complete a Home Energy Plus application through the local WHEAP agency.
For more information on the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) and how to apply, please call 1-866-HEATWIS (432-8947), or visit the "Where to Apply" tab on www.homeenergyplus.wi.gov to find your local energy assistance agency.
Dane County - Energy Assistance Program Contact
(608)267-8601 1225 S Park St, Madison