Here’s the wish list for Erma’s House:
- Individually wrapped snacks like microwave popcorn, goldfish crackers, cookies, fruit snacks, pretzels and chips
- Juice boxes
- Paper towels
- Clorox wipes
- Liquid hand soap
- Craft supplies such as Play-Doh, paint, dry erase markers, drawing paper, coloring books, markers, crayons, glue sticks and poster board
- Board games
- Card games
- Holiday-themed children’s books
Donations can be dropped off between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at Catholic Social Services’ Center for Families, 1046 Brown St. in Dayton. For more information or to arrange a drop-off time, contact Erma’s House Program Manager Shannon Wahrhaftig at (937) 586-9586.
Other ways to help
With a small staff, Erma’s House relies on a crew of well-trained volunteers to monitor weekly visits between children and parents. You can help local children and families by volunteering as a visitation monitor. This position requires a yearlong commitment, monitoring visits for a particular family once a week. For more information about getting involved, call CSSMV’s volunteer coordinator, Ashley Clark, at (937) 223-7217 ext. 1130.
Catholic Social services is hosting a free daylong Centennial Celebration at Riverscape in downtown Dayton from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25. The event will include live entertainment, food trucks, a wiffle ball home run derby tournament and Dayton’s biggest fish fry. For more information about Erma’s House, other Catholic Social Services programs and the celebration, visit www.cssmv.org or call (937) 223-7217.
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