Give Online

The Dorothy Day House depends entirely on monetary and in-kind donations from private donors and charitable organizations. We receive no federal, state, or local assistance.

If you would prefer to make a donation via check or money order, please make payable to:

The Dorothy Day House of Hospitality
P.O. Box 40269 | Memphis, TN 38174


Volunteer Your Time

Our volunteers mean the world to us. Without your help we couldn’t do all we do for homeless families in Memphis.

Whatever talent or gifts you or your group have to offer, we look forward to meeting you. If you’d like to join our family of volunteers you can call us at (901) 726-6760 or complete the volunteer form below. We will contact you as specific needs arise which match your unique gifts and willingness to serve. 

In-Kind Donations

Because we serve families in a home setting, we are always in need of:
Toilet tissue, Kleenex, paper towels, napkins, liquid laundry detergent or tablets, cleaning supplies for the bathrooms, hair care products for African-Americans, “Forever” postage stamps, gift cards to Walgreens/Kroger/Target, reams of copy paper (8.5 x 11, white), heavy duty outdoor garbage bags, kitchen garbage bags, Endust or Pledge, room deodorizers, Murphy’s Oil Soap (for our hardwood floors) and Clorox/Lysol disinfectant wipes.

                                                    Current Needs List (September 2018)

Bus passes , Liquid laundry detergent,  Kroger and Walgreens gift cards, Old Navy gift cards, Bleach, Paper towels, toilet paper, diapers, baby wipes, Cereal, Canned tuna and chicken, Pasta and Pasta Sauce.

Items may be dropped off at the Dorothy Day House (1429 Poplar Avenue) by pre-arranging your delivery by calling (901) 726-6760.

We also have an East Memphis drop-off location at St. Paul Book and Gift Store. Since donations at this location are off-site, we would appreciate you letting us know of your donation so that we may properly recognize and thank you.

Kroger Community Rewards

Simply register your Kroger Plus Card on Kroger’s website, and select the Dorothy Day House as the beneficiary. We’ll then receive a portion of each purchase you make at Kroger. This includes groceries, fuel, prescriptions, etc. It costs you nothing to participate, but Kroger supports us through each purchase you make.



Amazon Smile

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AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to help Dorothy Day House every time you shop online, at no cost to you! You’ll find the same prices, product selection and convenient shopping experience as For every eligible purchase you make, a donation will be made to Dorothy Day House.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
1. Go to and search for “Dorothy Day House Memphis”.
2. Bookmark so it will be easier to return and shop.
3. 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases will be donated to Dorothy Day House.