Dayton's Department of Recreation and Youth Services is supporting families in need this holiday season. Our three recreation centers are collecting donations of non-perishable food and new or gently used twin-sized blankets for distribution to St. Vincent de Paul, a non-profit serving homeless families and individuals. Donation barrels are located in recreation center lobbies through December 14 (6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturdays), at these locations:
- Greater Dayton Recreation Center, 2021 W. Third St.
- Northwest Recreation Center, 1600 Princeton Dr.
- Lohrey Recreation Center, 2366 Glenarm Ave.
- RYS Administration Office in City Hall (mezzanine), Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
St. Vincent de Paul serves Dayton-area residents who are homeless or on the brink of becoming homeless. The non-profit serves more than 100,000 people yearly through assistance with shelter, food, clothing and other needs. We cannot solve the hunger or homeless crises individually; but, together we make a difference. RYS is asking you to open your hearts and your hands this season to help those in need. For more information, please call 333-8400.