The St. Vincent de Paul Gateway shelters are experiencing a sudden increase in new guests, now averaging over 100 children, 50 families, 85 single women and 190 single men. The additional demand has resulted in an urgent need for blankets, bath & hand towels, underwear and toiletries. You can support our neighbors in need by donating goods or funds today through stvincentdayton.org/donate. St. Vincent de Paul will also be hosting a charity Gala to raise support against poverty and homelessness on Oct. 7, 6:30 pm at the David H. Ponitz Center. More information and event tickets are available through missiongala.org.