Posted May 31, 2020

Following guidelines released by Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health in response to the increasing challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, MADCAPS has cancelled our 2020 Benefit Show. Our decision was based on the fact that it seemed highly unlikely that the Health and Safety mandates would change to a phase that would allow for us to legally run a show with the social distancing guidelines in the foreseeable future. We also have a legal responsibility to give the money that was raised, and is sitting in our bank account, to the charities we serve. They need the funds now more than any other year. 

In the spirit of philanthropic culture, what we hope brought you to MADCAPS in the first place, we are asking that you continue to support our mission: serving the needs of others.  We ask that you turn your ticket purchase into a donation to be distributed to the non-profits MADCAPS supports. These nonprofits are in dire need of financial support and together we can make an immediate impact.  Our tax ID is 33-0105904. If this is your desire, no further action is required.

If at this time you are not able to make the donation, please:

1. Reply to the email from our ticketing database, stating your request for a refund (If you purchased a ticket for another family member or friend you will need to work that out with them as your information is all we have).

2. You should see a refund on your credit card within a couple of weeks for the ticket price minus the processing fee.

3. The deadline to request a refund is Thursday, June 4, 2020. After that, all money will be donated to the more than ten local nonprofits we serve.

*MADCAPS members will not be reimbursed their $70 ticket minimum as that is a membership obligation.

The Board has approved an option to work with any member who may need this money refunded in confidence. Please reach out to our Madcaps President email to work on a plan that is best for you.

Thank you for your continued support of MADCAPS.  Together we are truly practicing the meaning of service.

Posted Apr 19, 2019

Current Opportunities

Serving Seniors is looking for masks for their clients. Most do not have masks and they are the most vulnerable (drop off addresses below)

St. Paul Senior Services is accepting letters, cards, and artwork for their 1,500 plus Seniors Also accepting crosswords, puzzles, anything they can do in their rooms. Amazon delivery:  328 Maple Street San Diego, CA 92103  

3 letters = 1 service hour, max 5 hours. Girls making masks can count that time for service hours. No service hours are awarded for donations ( Amazon, baked, goods, canned goods etc) While this is encouraged is you can help, Madcaps will remain focused on direct service.

2 Drop off Locations (masks, letters, cards, activities):  

  1. Michelle Riley’s house -log on to website and go to member directory for address ( bag on back gate) 
  2. St Paul Senior Services - 328 Maple Street, San Diego CA 92103. Ring the bell they buzz you in, leave on table.

Jewish Family Service in the Aging and Wellness Division Their kitchen has gone from making 400 meals a day for homebound seniors to now 1600 meals a day.  Additionally, every day, more than 100 families receive food and hygiene supplies. Please donate non-perishable food and hygiene items to be used in our drive-thru distribution. Drop off items only between 2:00pm and 4:00pm Monday-Friday at our Joan & Irwin Jacobs Campus (8804 Balboa Ave). “If you or someone you know needs assistance, please call (858) 637-3210. Please help us spread the word by sharing this post. Thank you!"


May, 2020
April, 2019


2017 Benefit Show News Release - News Release, January 20, 2107 by Judy Parker
Giving Back Magazine - Article about the 2016 Benefit Show
Video of the class of 2017 tap dancers on KUSI - This link will open on the MADCAPS Facebook page.
Video of Father Joe Carroll - A thank you video from Father Joe Carroll to MADCAPS for their work at Father Joe’s Villages and St. Vincent de Paul.
Fox 5 Feature
Presidio Sentinel - February 2016 issue, page 13
The Peninsula Beacon
Presidio Sentinel
The Beacon
Peninsula Beacon Feb 2014
Presidio Sentinel Feb 2014
Giving Back San Diego Magazine March 2014