As you consider what you’d like to donate to Daybreak, we invite you to consider cash.
Cash donations of any amount–whether via check, credit card, or currency–are always needed. They don’t require storage space or have an expiration date. Cash donations allow us to purchase exactly what we need, exactly when we need it.
If you’re interested in making a cash donation, you can:
Make your online donation now with your MasterCard, Visa, American Express. or Discover card using our secure donation site.
Call Joan Schiml at 937-395-4600 ext. 114 to charge your donation to your MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover card.
Send your check (with, if you like, a copy of this donation form) to:
Daybreak Development Department
605 S. Patterson Boulevard
Dayton, OH 45402-2649
In addition to cash, Daybreak welcomes your donations of goods from the list below. Personal and baby care items must be new and unopened. Please, no sample-sized toiletries or food that has passed its sell-by, use-by, or expire date.
Make it super easy on yourself and visit our Amazon Wish List to purchase selected items and have Amazon ship them directly to Daybreak. The video at the bottom of this page walks you through the process of ordering from our Amazon Wish List.
Except for specific items listed below, Daybreak does not accept donations of clothing. Daybreak does not accept donations of furniture.
In addition to the items below, we welcome Walmart gift cards ($10 or $20) and McDonald’s gift cards ($5 or $10).
Contact Travis Rindler at 937-395-4600 ext. 805 or Rindlert@daybreakdayton.org for more information about our Wish List.
Food & Beverage
Pop-top/easy-open canned foods:
Soup, chili, SpaghettiOs, ravioli
Tuna, chicken & Vienna sausage
Boxed dinners (mac & cheese, etc.)
Cheese & crackers
Peanut butter & crackers
Granola bars & Pop-Tarts
Single-serving pudding & applesauce
Heater Meals (self-heating meals available for purchase at HeaterMeals.com)
Unbreakable dinnerware sets, service for 4
Unbreakable drinkware sets, service for 4
Flashlights & batteries
Small battery-powered travel clocks & batteries
Small paper cups
Linens (must be new & unused):
Beds in a bag (full size)
Sheet sets (twin)
Bath towels & washcloths
Dish towels & dishcloths
School, Employment and Recreation
Neckties & belts
Work shoes (non-slip & steel-toe boots)
Xbox 360 games
Personal & Baby Care
Toiletries (full size and travel size)
Natural hair care products
Men’s boxer briefs (S/M/L, new & unopened)
Women’s underwear (S/M/L, new & unopened)
Crew socks (new & unopened)
Disposable diapers, sizes 1-6
- Baby wipes