Artemis Center

MISSION: Helping victims of domestic violence and their children find safety each year through support, guidance, and information.

HOW TO HELP: Volunteer at the onsite pantry, provide used cell phones or items from the center's wish list, or donate online

CONTACT: (937) 461-5091

A Kid Again

MISSION: Fostering hope, happiness, and healing by creating adventures that allow children with life-threatening illnesses to feel like a kid again.

HOW TO HELP: Complete a volunteer application or donate online

CONTACT: (614) 797-9500

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton

MISSION: Building and renovating houses so that there are decent and affordable homes in safe communities where families can live and grow.

HOW TO HELP: Organize a team to assist with local builds, ask your employer about a matching gift program, or donate online

CONTACT: (937) 586-0860

United Rehabilitation Services of Greater Dayton

MISSION: Working to enhance the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities or other special needs.

HOW TO HELP: Volunteer to play games or make crafts with clients, assist with renovation projects, or donate online 

CONTACT: (937) 853-5430

Kids Read Now

MISSION: A data-driven and proven successful K-3 summer reading program to raise reading scores and instill a love of learning in children.

HOW TO HELP: Contact your local school board to implement the program in your district or donate online

CONTACT: (877) 536-0130

Helping Hands of Dayton

MISSION: Providing travel-sized necessities for families of children in intensive care units in Miami Valley hospitals to help them through the first 12 hours of an overnight stay.

HOW TO HELP: Donate travel size items, volunteer to assemble kits, ask for donations from your local health care providers, or donate online

CONTACT: [email protected]

Daybreak Dayton

MISSION: Helping homeless, at-risk, and troubled youth from ages 10-24.

HOW TO HELP: Become an aide, purchase items on their Amazon wish list, or donate online

CONTACT: (937) 395-4600

Linda Vista Project

MISSION: Offering housing and a high quality program that teaches self-sufficiency to homeless women and children ready for change.

HOW TO HELP: Send donations to 1011 Linda Vista Avenue Dayton, OH 45405

CONTACT: (937) 277-9663

Girls on The Run of Dayton

MISSION: Inspiring girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident through a fun, experience-based curriculum which integrates running.

HOW TO HELP: Become a coach, sign up to be a running buddy, or donate online

CONTACT: [email protected]


MISSION: Working to end homelessness by providing housing, services, advocacy and education.

HOW TO HELP: Help with beautification projects and client programming, assemble a starter kit, or donate online

CONTACT: (937) 293-1945

Dayton VA Medical Center

MISSION: Providing a full range of health care through medical, surgical, mental health, and home health programs.

HOW TO HELP: Contribute items on the Needs List, visit veterans at the hospital, or donate online

CONTACT: (937) 262-2162

House of Bread

MISSION: Serving hot and nutritious lunches to anyone in need 7 days a week.

HOW TO HELP: Volunteer at the kitchen or donate online

CONTACT: (937) 226-1520

Hannah's Treasure Chest

MISSION: Enriching the lives of children in need by providing clothing, books, toys and other essential items.

HOW TO HELP: Provide new or like-new children's items, host a donation drive, or donate online

CONTACT: (937) 438-5039

Humane Society of Greater Dayton

MISSION: Building a community in which all animals are valued and free from suffering.

HOW TO HELP: Adopt a pet, volunteer at the shelter, or donate online

CONTACT: (937) 268-7387

Pink Ribbon Girls

MISSION: Balancing the fear and uncertainty that cancer brings to individuals and families by providing direct services, education, and support.

HOW TO HELP: Plan a fundraiser, volunteer at events, or donate online

CONTACT: (877) 269-5367

Shoes 4 The Shoeless

MISSION: Giving shoes and socks to the many children of Dayton who are in desperate need.

HOW TO HELP: Contribute new shoes and socks, participate in deliveries, start a shoe drive, or donate online

CONTACT: [email protected]

Brunner Literacy Center

MISSION: Providing free, one-on-one tutoring to adults who desire to get a GED, improve basic reading and math skils, or prepare for the citizenship test.

HOW TO HELP: Attend orientation to become a trained tutor or donate online

CONTACT: (937) 567-9600

Ohio's Hospice of Dayton

MISSION: Helping generations of Miami Valley families nearing the end of life’s journey by providing superior care to each patient and family.

HOW TO HELP: Attend volunteer orientation, assemble a kid care pack, or donate online

CONTACT: (937) 258-5537

Needy Basket

MISSION: Supplying emergency food, personal items, and toys to local families in need.

HOW TO HELP: Drop off food, participate in events, or send donations to 330 South Fifth Street, Tipp City, Ohio 45371

CONTACT: (937) 667-1977

Equitas Health

MISSION: Providing health services for those affected by HIV/AIDS, for the LGBTQ community, and for those seeking a welcoming healthcare home.

HOW TO HELP: Become a test counselor or hotline operator, assist with fundraising events, or donate online

CONTACT: (614) 299-2437

Life Essentials

MISSION: Offering advocacy services that enable seniors and people living with mental illness to have a greater quality of life.

HOW TO HELP: Become a trained volunteer, participate in fundraising events, or donate online

CONTACT: (937) 586-0545

The Foodbank

MISSION: Providing food for over 100 member food pantries, community kitchens, and shelters in the area.

HOW TO HELP: Bring food donations to The Foodbank's Warehouse, organize a neighborhood food drive, or donate online

CONTACT: (937) 461-0265

K12 & TEJAS Gallery

MISSION: Inspiring people of all ages to imagine, learn, and create art in a unique and encouraging environment.

HOW TO HELP: Drop off art supplies, assist with programming, or donate online

CONTACT: (937) 461-5149


MISSION:  Finding a safe and loving home for dogs for abandoned dogs and puppy mill rescues.

HOW TO HELP: Adopt a dog, provide dog food/beds/treats, or donate online

CONTACT: [email protected]

CARE House

MISSION: Offering a team response to child abuse through prevention, intervention and advocacy.

HOW TO HELP: Volunteer to serve 4 hours a week, host a fundraising event, or donate online

CONTACT: (937) 641-4545