Needs List and Unacceptable Items

St. Vincent Needs List

Items on our current Needs List are detailed in the link below.  As a non-profit organization, we rely on donations from our generous community to provide our shelter guests with basic needs, including clothing, food and personal items. On average, we shelter nearly 400 men, women and children every day. Guests receive any clothing and personal items they need, and we provide three meals a day, every day of the year. It is important that while we work with our guests to help them find housing and other resources, we make sure they are comfortable and have what they need. Donating these items is a great way for groups or individuals to help ensure we can meet those needs!  We update the Needs List often, so check back here at any time to see what is most needed.

Download our Needs List

Amazon Needs List (Amazon Wish List)

In addition to our regular Needs List, you can find a counterpart Needs List on Amazon. Purchasing on Amazon allows your brand new donation to be shipped directly to us, no extra effort!

View Amazon Needs List


Unacceptable Items

Although this is a fairly comprehensive list of items that we do not accept, there are always exceptions to every rule. NOTE: We cannot accept furniture or bedding with visible rips, stains, tears or pet hairs. All donations are picked up at the discretion of the drivers. If you ever have any questions or need to schedule a pickup, please contact the St. Vincent de Paul Community Store Call Center at 937.425.0592. Thank You!

Updated August


Ammunition and gunsGas cylinders, propane tanks, or fire extinguishers
Blinds without bracketsHospital beds or metal cribs
Bowling ballsMetal desks, file cabinets, and other office furniture
Coil bed springs and water bedsPaint or flammables
Computers or computer components more than 5 years oldPianos or organs requiring more than two people to move
Console stereos, VHS tapes/VCRs, and electronics without remote controlSheet glass or mirrors without frames
Crutches, walkers, wheelchairs, and medical equipmentSlate pool tables
Entertainment centersTelevisions more than 10 years old
Fax machines and printersTires
Furnaces and hot water heatersTrophies
Garage door openersBaby furniture and equipment

Contact Us:
St. Vincent de Paul Dayton
124 West Apple St.

Phone: 937.222.5555
Fax: 937.222.7944

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