Giving Back to Our Community

Finding great volunteer opportunities in the Madison area.

At the Cheng Real Estate Group, we’ve always believed in helping our community grow. We do this not only by helping people find the perfect home within it, but also by supporting organizations that help the Greater Madison Area.

A few weeks ago, we wrapped up an amazing 2018 by asking all of you through our Facebook Page to suggest a recipient for a special holiday donation. The participation and engagement was beyond what we could have hoped for. We received many wonderful suggestions and got the chance to learn about many outstanding organizations that make our community a truly wonderful place to live.

In our business, we come across many people that come from out of town, out of state, and even out of the country, and that are looking to find organizations in their new city to support. With this article we seek to support all the incredible organizations we learned about during our holiday donation contest, while at the same time providing those who are looking to become more involved in the Madison community with a number of amazing non-profits that are deserving of donations and volunteer help. So if you’re looking for volunteer opportunities in and around the Madison area, please take a look at the organizations below and make sure to click through the “read more” link to learn how you can become involved with them.


Volunteer Opportunities Around the Madison Area



REACH-A-Child™ is a Madison-based non-profit currently partnering with First Responders in many communities across Wisconsin. This effort involves the creation of REACH BAGs* which are then delivered to the offices of the First Responders. [Read More]

Operation Not Alone


Operation Not Alone strives to provide the best support to active duty service members by providing care packages containing handmade blankets, personalized requests, and high quality materials. We want every man and woman in uniform to know that, no matter what they are facing, they are never alone and they will never be forgotten for their dedication, sacrifice, and service. [Read More]

Box of Balloons

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Box of Balloons is a non-profit organization on a mission to make each birthday happy and every child celebrated. Every child deserves to feel special, be celebrated and have a memorable party. Unfortunately that is not possible for many families. In America 18% of children live below the poverty level. We believe that a birthday celebration can give families the joy and hope they may be missing. [Read More]

100 men of Dane County

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100 Men of Dane County is driven by a single goal; to do its part in making the world a better place for children of Dane County. We provide grants to programs and organizations that help youth in Dane County overcome adversity and reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. [Read More]

The Road Home

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The Road Home Dane County is committed to ending the issue of family homelessness in our community. We do this by developing long-term relationships with homeless families with children that change lives. We work with families, not only to relieve the immediate crisis of homelessness, but also to build skills, resources and relationships that set the stage for long-term success. [Read More]

Madison Reading Project

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Madison Reading Project is a nonprofit organization that works to provide books and literacy programming to underserved children in south central Wisconsin. Our services include book giving, literacy programming, and small-library curation. Our focus is on providing quality books and literacy programs to children who may not have books in their own homes or who lack easy access to books. [Read More]



At Tellurian, we specialize in treating people who are addicted to alcohol and/or drugs. We are unique in that our patients receive both psychological and medical treatment simultaneously by our Dually Certified Medical Team. [Read More]



Founded in 1978, Agrace is a nonprofit hospice and palliative care organization. We serve more than 850 patients every day in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. People trust us to care for them in very difficult times—while they are facing a serious illness or the end of life. [Read More]

Blueprint 4 Hope

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Blueprint4HOPE is dedicated to supporting youth opportunities to enhance their talents and skills through athletic training, club participation as well as mentoring. Our goal is to offer positive alternatives for youth in the community whose families are not able to afford the ventures that promote hard work, dedication and teamwork, and additionally how to utilize these skills on the playing field and in the classroom. [Read More]

Free Bikes 4 Kidz Madison

Free Bikes 4 Kidz is a non-profit organization geared toward helping all kids ride into a happier, healthier childhood by providing bikes to those most in need. The public donates gently used bikes, we organize hundreds of volunteers to clean and refurbish them, and then we give them away to kids in need. [Read More]

Home Buyers Round Table of Dane County


The Home Buyer’s Round Table of Dane County is a collaboration of housing industry representatives that promote homeownership through education and counseling to low and moderate income families. We believe homeownership will increase family stability and financial security, stabilize and strengthen communities and neighborhoods, generate jobs and stimulate economic growth. [Read More]

Arts + Literature Laboratory

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ALL is a non-profit organization that encourages visual, literary, and performing artists to explore and develop their craft, and provides a supportive and challenging environment in which ideas can be shared. We offer a rich variety of educational programs and cultural outreach projects, in addition to regularly showcasing the work of both established and emerging artists and writers. [Read More]

The Progress Center for Black Women


Our mission is to build and design an innovative center that serves as a hub of community, connections, valued experiences and opportunities for Black women to transform their lives and families. [Read More]