Mercy Manor needs household furniture, hygiene items

The pandemic presents additional challenges

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a unique challenge for an organization that prioritizes peer interaction, peer support and participation in 12-step programs. “We had to operate with essential virus mitigation standards that required awareness, such as adhering to social distancing, limiting attendance in public places, and wearing masks,” says Hudson-Banner. “Health and Safety compelled Mercy Manor to advance virus mitigation procedures in the best way possible to simultaneously maintain a strong social model environment. “

She says there was also a significant challenge with the inability to have the organization’s annual fundraiser. Additionally, funders have also been challenged due to the pandemic, which has reduced their ability to support Mercy Manor as they have in the past. In some cases, their funds have been redirected to the pandemic.

Here’s what they need:

  • large kitchen trash bags
  • Paper products such as toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, tissues
  • Liquid hand soap, liquid dishwashing detergent, automatic dishwashing detergent
  • Furniture varnish
  • Laundry
  • Lysol, Pine-Sol or equivalent,
  • Glass cleaner, Comet, Soft Scrub
  • Personal hygiene products: soap, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, body lotion, petroleum jelly, toothpaste, toothbrushes, hair spray.
  • Alarm clocks, clock radios, umbrellas, postage stamps for personal correspondence, batteries of all sizes for personal CD players or cameras or radios, etc. ;

Women going to independent living apartments:

  • Floor lamps and table lamps, light bulbs, mops, brooms, scouring buckets, trash cans for the kitchen or bathroom
  • Furniture including kitchen tables, dining room furniture, beds, dressers, coffee tables, office chairs, sofas, washers and dryers, etc.
  • Kitchen or bathroom mats, bath mats, shower curtains
  • Coffee makers, toaster ovens, pots, pans, dishes, glasses, cutlery, televisions, DVD players, etc.
  • Kroger, Meijer Gift cards for food for new residents

Drop off your donations at 23 Grosvenor Ave., Dayton, Ohio 45417. You are asked to call ahead to schedule a drop-off time. The number to call is 937-268-0282.

Mercy Manor is a service provider for the Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug & Mental Health Services (ADAMHS Board).

Other ways to help:

  • An annual charity golf tournament is scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday, July 29 at Meadowbrook Golf Club, 6001 Salem Ave., Clayton. Golf fees are $100 per person and sponsorships are available.
  • A Founders Day Luncheon will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2023 at the Presidential Banquet Center.
  • Speakers are available for group presentations or additional information. Call Barbara Hudson-Banner at 937-268-0282 or 937-554-2239. Website: Mercy Manor|homeless women|addiction|abuse.


Meredith Moss writes about Dayton-area nonprofits and their specific needs. If your group has a wish list they would like to share with our readers, contact Meredith: [email protected]

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Residents and volunteers plant together at Mercy Manor. CONTRIBUTED

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