How Can I Help The Shelter

Our Needs List

 

Updated 4/10/2024

If you would like to help us Stuff The Shelter, you may view our Amazon wish list here.

Men’s Shirts, Long and Short Sleeve, size 4x and larger
Deodorant
Paper Towel
Reusable Water Bottles
Backpacks
Umbrellas
Mesh Laundry Bags
Shoe Laces – shoe and boot, various lengths
Belts
USB C Charging Cables
Coffee
Sugar
Snack Foods / Applesauce and Fruit Cups
Juice 
Sugary Cereal
Popular Condiments: Mayo, Hot Sauce, Ranch Dressing, Parm Cheese
Laundry Detergent
13 Gallon Garbage Bags
Cleaners – Window, Floor, and All Surface 

Due to very limited storage space, we are not able to accept clothing items other than warm socks and gloves/mittens.

Email michele@daybydayshelter.org or call 920-203-4536

Donation Information:

 

Donation hours are Monday – Thursday, 9am – 2:30pm or by appointment. 

Please call Michele at 920-203-4536 or email michele@daybydayshelter.org with questions.

Donations can be dropped off at:
420 Ceape Ave. Oshkosh, WI  54901​​
Please enter the Parking Lot off Broad St. 

Bus tokens and passes are a crucial need for our guests. Access to public transportation allows guests to get to work, doctor’s appointments, job interviews, and other local resources.

 

Insulated hats & gloves are our most highly used item during our operating season. These are especially critical on the coldest winter days. Guests are able to take what they need to make it through the cold winter days.

Other high frequency items include hand and toe warmers, paper towel, cleaning products, coffee/sugar, and hygiene items such as shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. 

 

In Honor/Memory Of

Each year Day by Day receives so many wonderful gifts either in honor of or in memory of loved ones. We want to honor those individuals on this page. Thank you to all of the families and friends who have given to us. We truly appreciate the gift of helping your loved ones legacy live on by helping others. 

​2023

In honor of the birthday of Adam Rehm
In loving memory of Nancy Brown
In memory of Roger LeBouton
In honor of the work Elizabeth Swartz does
In memory of Frederick Bastian
In honor Dr Jeremy Bell
In loving memory of Dave and Jan Metzig
In honor of Mari Hogan-Krueger
In honor of Jennifer Chandler/David Kujawa
In memory of Frederick Bastian
In loving memory of David Hayford
In honor of Tami Fletcher
In honor of Drew M
In honor of Jim Krueger
In memory of Paul
In memory of Lezlee Meyer Hintz
In honor Sandra Harrison’s birthday
In honor of Lauri Berger’s birthday
In honor of Mother and Father
In honor of Rainy Davis’ birthday
In memory of J Bastian
In memory of Steven Mallas
In memory of Lucy & Wayne Ohlrich
In memory of Frank and Catherine Metz

​2022

In honor of Denise Robson and Sean Butler
Many generous donations in memory of Dorothy Jungwirth
In Memory of Bob Cairns, Sr.
In memory of Modonna Tinker
In memory of Marilyn Dahl
In honor of the Withers Family
In memory of Tom Jaworski
Many generous donations in memory of William Moyle
In memory of Charles Schranz
In honor of Jim Kroeger
In honor of Randy Husman
In memory of Adam Jorgenson
In memory of Sherry Schalkowski
In memory of Thomas Galica
In memory of Steven Mallas
In memory of Mike Malchow
In memory of David Hayford
In memory of Brian C.

 

Can you lend a hand?

Volunteers are an essential part of our team. Last year, 
1264 people logged over 5,000 hours of service. Volunteers serve a variety of roles, including:

Meal Teams

NEW! Meal teams are able to participate as much or as little as they would like! Want to double up your recipe, make one for you and one for the shelter? Great! Want to serve the meal, but not make a meal? We can make that happen! Want to drop off some sides or desserts to go along with picnic style dinners? Let’s talk! Call Michele at 920-203-4536 or email Michele@daybydayshelter.org

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Hospitality Volunteer (PM Shift)

​Hospitality volunteers engage with the guests and assist the staff with shelter operations. Volunteers on the PM shift (5:30 to 8:30 PM) greet our guests, monitor the shower schedule, assist with laundry, and complete other tasks as needed.

Interested in becoming a hospitality volunteer or receiving more information? Call Michele at 920-203-4865, or email Michele@daybydayshelter.org

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Hospitality Volunteer (AM Shift)

Hospitality volunteers engage with the guests and assist the staff with shelter operations. Volunteers on the AM shift (6:00 to 8:00 AM) set up and monitor our continental breakfast, chat with guests, wash breakfast dishes, clean the kitchen, and complete other tasks as needed. 

Interested in becoming a hospitality volunteer or receiving more information? Call Michele at 920-203-4865, or email Michele@daybydayshelter.org. 

 

2023 – 2024

Hospitality and Meal Team Volunteer Information

All volunteers must be age 18 or older.   Youth may volunteer in the shelter if accompanied by an adult.  New volunteers are required to complete a volunteer application and to speak to Michele at 920-203-4536 or Michele@daybydayshelter.org prior to volunteering. 

Returning volunteer?

Please email Michele@daybydayshelter.org if you need assistance logging into the Volunteer Calendar or if you would like a Volunteer Refresher Orientation.