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

Wish List

Things we really can use right now::

  • Adult socks, adult warm winter gloves, adult warm winter hats and large/extra large ski jackets

  • Canned vegetables -- corn, green beans, peas, carrots, etc 
  • Paper products -- tolilet paper, napkins, paper towels
  • Individual sized toiletries -- soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste
  • Blankets -- twin size and machine washable --no quilts or comforters please
  • Disposable razors
  • Fresh fruit
Other things we could use:
  • Hams -- canned or other
  • Sponges
  • Coffee
  • Salt, Pepper and Spices
  • Sugar
  • Mayonaise, Ketchup and Mustard
  • Cookies
  • Cup-o-soup or ramen
  • Hot chocolate mix
  • Canned chicken and other canned meats
  • Canned Soup
  • Canned Gravy
  • Cheese -- any kind
  • Dishwashing Liquid
  • Salad Dressing
  • Canned Fruit
  • Hot Sauce
  • Peanut butter (and jelly)
  • Dish Towels
  • Silverware 

Things that we are not looking for:

  • Turkeys -- we would prefer hams instead
  • Pasta
  • Clothing except adult socks, adult gloves, adult hats and large/extra large ski jackets
  • Cold drink mix -- lemonade, iced tea, etc

Our shelter could really use donations of blankets at the current time.   This would be a great opportunity for a youth or church group to do a collection.  Blankets should be twin size and  machine washable.   Please no comforters, quilts or sleeping bags.

If you are considering donating a turkey, if you can do so, please donate a ham instead.   It's much easier to prepare and serve.

Dorothy Day House has limited storage facillities, so we are unable to accept clothes donations except for adult ski jackets, warm adult gloves, and winter adult hats. 

Unfortunately we are not able to arrange pickups of donations.   The best time to bring donations to Dorothy Day House is between 1pm and 2:30pm 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.

We welcome groups to conduct food drives for items found on our Wish List.   However, all food collected is used in meals prepared at the kitchen.   We do not distribute food baskets to our guests.    Therefore, there is no large requirement for food around Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.   Plenty of donations come in at this time, so if you are planning a food drive, if it is possible, please consider running it during the first 10 months of the year.

"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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