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Love, Serve, Give

Meet the Non-Profits Giving Back in South Dayton and Surround Areas

For the Love of Children (FLOC)

For the Love of Children, Inc. (FLOC) is a 100% volunteer agency serving over 6,000 children in the greater Dayton area who are neglected, abused, in foster care or who are in need of community resources. With twelve proactive programs in place, FLOC has striven to better the lives of local children in our area since 1980. Located at the Talbott Tower, FLOC has over 4,500 square feet of space to offer its wide range of programs such as the “Read to Me” program and “Tools for School” as well as foster care assistance such as “Comfort a Child” which provides duffle bags to carry their belongings. There’s also “Birthday Club” which assists those foster children who don’t know their birth dates in finding out and to receive birthday cards and presents. These are just a few of the many ways FLOC is helping children in our community. If you’re looking for an opportunity to change the lives of little ones in need of someone to care, please consider donating or volunteering. 


United Rehabilitation Services (URS)

United Rehabilitation Services (URS)’s mission is “enhancing the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities or other special needs.” In 1956, Marge and Jim Bristow embarked on a journey to find treatment options to help their daughter, Mary Carol, who was born with Cerebral Palsy ten years prior. They created a strong network of local parents who faced the same challenges and were dedicated to advocating for their children. This served as the foundation for what is now URS. For more than 60 years now, URS has served thousands of local individuals with internationally and state accredited programs for infants, children, adults and seniors with developmental and acquired disabilities or other special needs, including Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Down Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy and Alzheimer’s. URS provides many ways for supporters to help their mission including monetary donations, volunteer support, Employee Giving campaigns, and more.

Daybreak Dayton

Daybreak was established in 1975 in Dayton, Ohio as an emergency shelter for runaway and homeless youth. Today, Daybreak operates the Miami Valley’s only 24-hour crisis hotline and emergency youth shelter and has grown to include outreach, prevention, transitional housing, life-skills education, and other follow-up services for runaway, throwaway, and homeless youth. Daybreak’s street outreach program makes contact with youth who are couch-hopping or living on the street and looking for help and provides them with basic necessities while helping them find a safe place to live. Daybreak’s employment program helps Daybreak youth develop the skills necessary to get and keep jobs. Work-readiness training is provided at Lindy’s Bakery, Daybreak’s gourmet dog treat business. In addition, youth receive job assessment and job placement services through their organization. Your time and gifts help local homeless youth build a better life. Daybreak offers opportunities for organizing fundraising events that benefit their cause as well as contributing to their Amazon Wish List.


SISCA Pet Adoption & Wellness Center

Forty-three years ago, SICSA (Society for the Improvement of Conditions for Stray Animals) was created as an alternative to the traditional animal welfare systems available. The only “no kill” facility of its kind for more than three decades, SICSA has led the community in redefining animal shelter, adoption, and humane education. SISCA’s mission is to promote the welfare and adoption of companion animals, and nurture loving, lifelong relationships between animals and people. To support their mission, SICSA offers numerous animal-centered programs and services including pet adoption, veterinary care for restricted budgets, lost and found pets, and post-adoption pet training. To assist SISCA raise the much-needed dollars to help local homeless pets, you can enroll in the Kroger Community Rewards Program and select SISCA as your charity, as well as becoming a member of its “Kennel Club” to help make an animal’s stay as comfortable as possible. General donations as well as volunteers are always welcomed and appreciated.