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
Our Refugee Resettlement program doesn’t have storage space to hold donations until we’re ready to use them, but we DO have two great community partners who can accept your donations on our behalf!
For each arriving individual or family, we have to get basic housing set up before they actually arrive. Before the end of the Federal fiscal year at the end of September, we expect to need a LOT of furniture. And by a LOT we mean roughly 100 couches, 100 living room chairs, 100 dining/kitchen tables, 300 dining/kitchen chairs, 100 lamps, and 300 dressers! Our wonderful friends at St. Vincent de Paul have set up a system through which you can donate items on our behalf. You do have to be very clear that your donation should be credited to Catholic Social Services; when we’re ready to use items to set up a new refugee home, we’ll have store credit equivalent to your donation!
- Individuals or groups/parishes should follow this process: DONATE FURNITURE
- To host a furniture collection drive on our behalf at your location, follow this process: COLLECTION DRIVE
Just remember to make sure they know that your donation or collection drive is on behalf of Catholic Social Services. Ask for a receipt and make sure it has the CSSMV name and/or logo on it.
CLOTHING & SEASONAL OUTERWEAR DONATIONS
For clothing and seasonal outerwear, we are fortunate to have a similar process with Goodwill Easterseals Miami Valley (GEMV). We need roughly 1,200 outfits each year to meet the needs of our clients, and your donations can earn us Goodwill gift cards. This allows our refugee clients to get clothing items that fit their needs and preferences.
- You can drop off items at a Goodwill store and then send us your receipt. We submit these to GEMV to be converted to gift cards for our clients to use at a Goodwill store. You can locate a donation site (and a list of items they will accept) on the GEMV website. You can mail your receipt(s) to us at Attn: GEMV Donations, Catholic Social Services, 922 W. Riverview Avenue, Dayton OH 45402.
- If you believe that your parish could host a clothing drive that would have significant participation, it may be possible for us to coordinate a Sunday drive at your location with a Goodwill donation truck. For more information about this option, please contact our Parish & Community Relations Coordinator at 937.223.7217 ext.1141.
Erma’s House Supervised Visitation Center
Donations can be dropped off between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday 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
Dayton Food Pantry
Our pantry is currently seeking donations of the following personal hygiene items. We will accept full-size or sample-sized items.
- Toilet paper
- Soap (bars or liquid body wash)
- Laundry detergent
Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday between 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at 922 W. Riverview Avenue. If you are unable to come during those hours, please call 937.223.7217 ext. 1101 to schedule an alternate time.
We ask that donations NOT be dropped off in the morning while our pantry is in operation, as this diverts the pantry staff from their focus on the clients being served.
If your group or organization would like to host a food drive for our pantry, we would love to work with you! 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 at 937.223.7217 ext. 1141.
Eckerle Administration Center
922 West Riverview Avenue
Dayton, OH 45402
(937) 223-7217 or (800) 300-2937
General email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Generations CampaignApril 27, 2022 - 7:15 pm
At Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley’s Annual Meeting on April 27, CEO Laura Roesch announced the public phase of a five-year comprehensive campaign inspired by the desire to broaden and enhance the agency’s impact as it enters its second century of service. The Generations Campaign will run through 2025, with a total fundraising goal of $10,000,000.