St. Vincent de Paul provides essential items for the children and all shelter guests, so they can focus on steps to regain their independence. Guests receive food, clothing, toiletry items, and much more. “Many of these items come from the generous donations from the Dayton community, including regular gifts from the readers of Make a Difference,” said Hannah Krafka, Marketing and Communications.
Here’s what they need:
- Diapers (size 6)
- Cleaners (all purpose, floor, and bathroom)
- Soaps (dish, laundry, and hand)
- Bottles of lotion (large)
- Mops, brooms, dustpans
- Cleaning buckets
- Can openers
- Vegetables (canned and fresh)
- Baby lotion (large and small)
- Baby powder (large)
- Body wash (large)
- Alcohol-free mouthwash (large and small)
- Hair conditioner (large)
- Toasters (gently used)
- Garbage cans with lids
- Shower curtains, liners, and hooks
- Twin sheet sets
- Twin blankets
- Towels (bath and hand)
Your donations can be taken at any time to St. Vincent de Paul, 124 West Apple St., Dayton. (Follow the sign indicating where donations can be dropped off and ring the bell. Someone will come to help you.) Donations are tax-deductible.
Financial donations are also appreciated since wish list items can often be purchased at discounted rates with money contributed to the shelter. You can donate online, over the phone, in person, or by mail: St. Vincent de Paul, 124 West Apple St., Dayton, OH 45402 or call (937)222-7349 Ext. 416.
Each week, Meredith Moss profiles a non-profit organization in our community and its special needs. If your group has a wish list it would like to share with our readers, contact Meredith: MMoss@coxohio.com
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