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 talents or gifts you have to offer, we look forward to meeting you. If you’d like to join our family of volunteers complete the volunteer form by clicking below. We will contact you as specific needs arise which match your unique gifts and willingness to serve. Know that some volunteering requires training.

In-Kind Donations

The Dorothy Day House operates two transitional houses where homeless families live while getting back on their feet. Because we serve families in a home setting, we are always in need of basic household items like toilet tissue, Kleenex, paper towels, laundry detergent, dish detergent, cleaning supplies, and garbage bags.

Interested in doing a donation drive at your school, office, neighborhood, or church? Here is a printable DDH Donations PDF to help you get started.

Current Needs List (June 2019)

Diapers size 2 and 3, baby wipes, sippy cups, baby cereal, infant and child car seats, all purpose cleaner, large black trash bags, New socks and underwear of all sizes, Twin/Full/Queen Mattresses and bed frames, Dining Chair Sets, Kroger gift cards, Gas vouchers.

Check out our Amazon Wish Lists to have items shipped straight to our door.

Items may be dropped off at the Dorothy Day House, please pre-arrange your delivery. Contact (901) 726-6760 or sdennis@dorothydaymemphis.org

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.


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

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

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 Amazon.com. For every eligible purchase you make, a donation will be made to Dorothy Day House.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
1. Go to smile.amazon.com and search for “Dorothy Day House Memphis”.
2. Bookmark smile.amazon.com 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.