Feeding the hungry and sheltering the homeless in the Danbury CT area since 1982


Dorothy Day Hospitality House does not solicit funds from local, state or national government agencies. About half the necessary food and supplies are donated; the remainder and other expenses (rent, utilities, etc) must be covered by cash donations from individuals, churches, corporations and other community organizations.

If you would like to help with a cash donation, please send a check payable to Dorothy Day Hospitality House at the following address:

Dorothy Day Hospitality House
PO Box 922
Danbury CT  06813

Online donations are also accepted by clicking on the "Donate" button below.

Dorothy Day Hospitality House is a tax exempt organization under IRS Section 501c3 so your contribution is tax deductible under the law.   Our  Federal tax id is 06-1052272

Please see our Wish List for a list of supplies that we need. Unfortunately we are not able to pick up donations.  The best time to bring donations to Dorothy Day House is between 1:30pm and 2:30pm any day of the week when the cooking crew is preparing the daily meal. It's a good idea to call (203-743-7988) to make sure someone is at the kitchen before dropping off donations. For directions to Dorothy Day House, click here.

Cookies and non-temperature sensitive food donations are always welcome.   If you have full trays of food prepared by a licensed food service establishment (ex restaurant or caterer) which has been kept under proper temperature control, then we will be glad to accept to accept it.  We cannot accept donations of meat which has not come from a commercial supplier (ex no venison from hunters).

Dorothy Day House has limited storage facillities, so we are unable to accept clothes donations (except for adult ski jackets, warm gloves, hats, scarves and socks), household goods or furniture.  Here's a list of other agencies you can contact for these donations:





Anything kids (clothes, games, toys)

Family and Children’s Aid

75 West St Danbury


 Furniture -- especially twin mattresses, box springs, metal bed frames, small kitchen tables and chairs, microwaves, dressers -- no large items like couches and loveseats   Off The Streets --   Collections 10am-12 noon on the 1st Sat of each month at Prime Storage (20 Old Ridgebury Road in Danbury)  203-733-5880

Furniture, clothing, small appliances and household goods


67 Newtown Road Danbury 


Furniture, clothing, small appliances and household goods

Big Brothers and Big Sisters


1.877.399-2570 (may pick up for large orders)

Furniture/Appliances/Household Items (near new condition)

Housatonic Habitat for Humanity ReSTORE

51 Austin Street in Danbury. 


Dorothy Day House Tours

If you are stopping by Dorothy Day House and would like to see the kitchen, donation storage area and shelter, please call Betty Ballard (743-7368). If she is available, Betty will be glad to show you or your group our facilities and explain more about our work..

"Do not neglect to show hospitality, for by that means some have entertained angels without knowing it" - Hebrews 13:1-2

Dorothy Day Hospitality House
11 Spring Street, Danbury CT
Mailing Address: PO Box 922 Danbury CT 06813-0922
Tel:  (203) 743-7988

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