Bishop Ott Shelter Collection Drive


We are pleased to announce that WGMB Fox 44, WVLA Channel 33, and their family of stations have come together for the 27th year to support our Bishop Ott Shelter Program.  They will again run an extensive collection drive for our shelters, collecting items for homeless men, women, and children.  

All these items are critical to the people who come to us with little more than the clothes they are wearing.  Things like toothbrushes, disposable razors, shaving cream, soap, and shampoo are so important to someone’s dignity and self-esteem, and without them, it’s impossible to make a good impression when you are trying to find a job. 

A list of items appears below, you can collect these items and donate them by dropping them off at the St. Vincent de Paul main charitable campus at 220 St. Vincent de Paul Place.  We’ll gladly get them to the homeless people who desperately need these items.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 383-7837, extension O.

St. Vincent de Paul/Bishop Ott Shelter most needed items:blankets; disposable diapers; men, women and children’s underwear; socks; knit caps; gloves; scarves; reading glasses (all strengths); slippers; towels and washcloths; toiletry items such as deodorant, soap, shampoo, body wash, lotion, and body powder; twin & crib size sheets; paper products (napkins, paper towels, toilet paper); disposable cups, plates, bowls, knives, forks, and spoons; and rain gear.