Personal Care Items: Deodorant, shampoo/conditioner, ethnic hair care products, body soap,
toothbrush/toothpaste, lotion, new washcloth/towels, and laundry detergent/dryer sheets.
Undergarments:Underwear, socks, sports bras and undershirts sizes small youth to XXL adult.
Arts/Crafts Supplies: Arts and crafts have proven to be a helpful and beneficial tool offering a sense of self
esteem, aiding in cognitive challenges, and using creativity as a means of expression.
Items in need are: Large coloring books, Velvet Art posters large and small, Glitter Flakes, Elmers glue 3D
glitter pens, scrapbooks, scrapbook accessories, Dream Catcher kits, small stained glass kits, cookie cutter
shapes, art sketch pads, colored pencils and markers, Crayola art packs, blank t-shirts (white to decorate),
models/building kits, coloring books for various ages, balloons, clay to use in kiln, washable paint, foam core
boards, drawing paper, construction paper, “How to Draw” instruction books, poster boards, stickers, craft
sets to paint (bird houses, clay pots, etc.),charcoal pencils/sticks, art chalk, paint brushes, Crazy Loom and
Mandala coloring books.
Point Store Program & Birthday Donations Needed: St. Joseph Orphanage has a behavioral incentive
program called the Point Store. The program has proven to be very effective in teaching children that good
work and personal successes can be rewarding. Children at St. Joseph Orphanage are given the opportunity to
earn points by doing well in school, performing a good deed, and good behavior. At designated times children
are able to go to the point store and purchase items with the points they’ve earned. The point store is used for
children of various ages and items go quickly.
Popular items are: Basketballs, footballs, Lego sets, Action figures-Ninja Turtle/Super Hero/Wrestling, hair
accessories, nail polish, cologne (Axe), $5 gift cards (fast food restaurants/retail stores), perfume/ body lotion,
Watches, fleece sweatshirts size L, XL, 1XL and 2XL, Nike socks and sweat suits/shirts SM-2XL, Play-Doh,
African American dolls, Doc McStuffin, Little Pet Shop, Password Diary, Rubber Band Bracelet and
Back to School Supplies: in great need during the months of August and September, always in need
throughout the year. Backpacks, notebooks, crayons, colored pencils, pencil bags, construction paper,
markers, calculators, erasers and notebook paper are just a few of the many supplies needed to start the year
Swim Items: one piece swims suits, swim trunks sizes youth small to XXL adults, goggles, swim caps, ear
plugs, sunscreen, dive toys and dive sticks, noodles, arm floaties, and water bomb soaker balls.
Miscellaneous: Box fans, new blankets/sheets/pillows, batteries, bed sheets & comforters for Twin XL and
Full size beds, kitchen supplies, yoga mats, tissues and sanitizer wipes.
To donate, you can drop-off donations at any of our locations during regular business hours or contact us to set-up a time that works best for you!
*Unfortunately, we are not equipped to accept donations of gently-used items, but we appreciate you thinking of St. Joseph Orphanage and our children! If you have gently-used items that you would like to donate to a great cause, St. Vincent de Paul can be reached by calling 513-421-CARE (2273) or at www.SVDPcincinnati.org. Your items will either be given to a family in need, free of charge, or sold in the thrift stores with proceeds benefiting programs such as homelessness prevention, food pantries and more!