How can I get
added to your mailing list?
periodically send out news updates about upcoming events. To
be added to our email distribution list, send an email to email@example.com
What is the best
time to drop off donations?
The best time is early
afternoon – from 1:00 to 2:30pm when the kitchen crew is preparing the
afternoon meal. Late
afternoon between 4pm and 5pm is also good.
If you want to drop off things at other times,
please call ahead
at Dorothy Day House. Where can I park?
We now have a small
(3 car) lot at 8 Spring Street (on the other side of Spring Street
towards downtown Danbury). Otherwise, you can park is in the
at St Paul's Church at the end of Spring St. Please do not
in front of the soup kitchen if you are staying more than 15 minutes --
the signs say 15 minute parking and you may be ticketed!!
I have to do
community service. Can
I do it at Dorothy Day?
For men, the best option
is at the shelter. See
Shelter volunteers for more information.
I have some
leftover food from a party. Can
you use it at Dorothy Day House?
Cookies and non-temperature sensitive donations
are always welcome. If you have full trays of food prepared by a
licensed food service establishment (ex restaurant or caterer) which
has been kept under proper temperature control, then we will be glad to
accept to accept it.
Do you take
clothing or furniture donations?
Dorothy Day House has
very limited storage space, so we are
unable to collect and distribute most clothing or furniture. However, we will
accept new socks and underwear, and hats, warm gloves, unisex ski
jackets and scarves during the winter months.
Who can stay at
Men and women 18 and
older are welcome at the shelter – no
identification is required.
under 18 are not permitted.
summer months, guests may stay no more than 30 days (counted from
of the year). The
shelter admits guests
from 9 to 9:30pm each night.