Needs List and Unacceptable Items


St. Vincent Needs List

On average, we shelter nearly 400 men, women and children every day. Guests receive clothing, personal items and three meals a day. Donating personal items is a great way for groups or individuals to help ensure guests’ needs are met.  The Needs List is provided below and is updated on a regular basis.  Please check back here 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 March


Ammunition & Guns (Includes Paintball Guns)Gas cylinders, Propane tanks, or Fire extinguishers
Blinds without brackets; Brackets without blindsHospital beds, metal or wood cribs
BooksLarge Office Desks
Bowling BallsPaint or Flammables
Coil Bed SpringsPianos or Organs requiring more than two men to remove
Computers or Computer Components over 3 years oldSofa Beds
Console StereosSheet Glass or Mirrors Without Frames
Crutches or Durable Medical EquipmentSlate Pool Tables
Dining Room Hutches (Large)Televisions - over 7 years old
Dressers (over 4 feet length)Tires
Entertainment CentersTrophies
Fax MachinesUsed Toys
Furnaces and Hot Water HeatersWater Beds
Garage Door Openers

Contact Us:
St. Vincent de Paul Dayton
124 West Apple St.
Dayton, OH 45402

Phone: 937.222.5555
Fax: 937.222.7944


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