Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley accepts donations of certain items needed by our various programs throughout the year. Because we have limited storage space, we do ask that you refer to the lists of items we’re currently accepting as well as following the instructions for where and when to drop off your donations.
If you have other items that you think might be of use to us, please contact our parish & community relations coordinator at (937) 223-7217 ext. 1141 to see if we can accept them.
We appreciate your support!
OUR CURRENT NEEDS
Supervised Visitation (Erma’s House)
Donations can be dropped off between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday at Catholic Social Services’ Center for Families, 1046 Brown Street in Dayton.
- Individually wrapped snacks such as microwave popcorn, goldfish crackers, cookies, raisins, fruit snacks, pretzels and chips
- Juice boxes
- Craft supplies such as play-doh, paint, dry erase markers, drawing paper, coloring books, markers, crayons, glue sticks and poster board
- Board games
- Card games
- Holiday-themed children’s books
- Paper towels
- Clorox wipes
- Liquid hand soap
Catholic Social Services has a special partnership with St. Vincent de Paul in Dayton. If you have furniture you no longer need and are willing to donate, you can take it to their community store (or have them pick it up), and as long as you let them know that you would like your donation to be credited to Catholic Social Services, our refugee resettlement program will receive store credit to use when we’re setting up new housing for arriving refugees!
You can drop off furniture donations at the St. Vincent de Paul Community Store at 945 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd. in Dayton Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The donation dock is located on the south side of the building, on the side facing the Job Center. Please ask for a carbonless receipt that shows the donation as being for Catholic Social Services. This is the only way to be sure your donation is credited to us.
Furniture can also be scheduled for pick up by calling (937) 425-0592. Any items to be picked up should be clean of pet hair and dander, stains, and heavy damage or tears, and must be on the ground floor. (The pickup crew won’t carry furniture up or down stairs.) Be sure to tell them when scheduling a pickup that your donation is for Catholic Social Services, and make sure you get a receipt showing Catholic Social Services as the recipient of your donation.
Dayton Food Pantry
If your group or organization would like to host a food drive for our pantry, donations are always welcome. We do encourage you to contact us in advance to find out if there are specific types of items that would be particularly helpful. You can contact our Parish & Community Relations Coordinator, Mike Hoendorf, at (937) 223-7217 ext. 1141 or at email@example.com.
We also ask that donations not be dropped off during the hours our pantry is in operation, as this diverts the pantry staff from their focus on the clients being served. The pantry is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Please contact our Pantry Coordinator, Ash Cummings, at (937) 223-7217 ext. 1144 to coordinate drop-off.
Our refugee resettlement team is not requesting any donations at this time, other than financial gifts. When we begin seeking items again, information will be posted here and on our Facebook page.