Fisher-Nightingale Houses

417 Schlatter Dr, Wright-patterson Afb, OH 45433
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Our mission Providing an opportunity for military and Veteran families to stay together and support each other when a loved one is undergoing medical treatment. The Fisher Houses provide physical and emotional support to our servicemen and servicewomen, Veterans, and their families.
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Fisher House on Best Charities for 2022 list

Fisher House on Best Charities for 2022 list

Dan and Mary J.

Dan and Mary J.

Fisher-Nightingale Houses

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Ways to help

Volunteering for the Fisher House

Volunteers assist the guests in getting famlies settled into their rooms, talk with them and console them, cook meals and garden. No matter what the guests or staff need, the volunteers are there to support them in every way possible.
  • One-time, Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Groups (10+), Corporate Teams, Families
  • Virtual, Physical, Office work, Event support, Indoor, Outdoor
  • None, On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends
Items we need now

Wright-Patt Fisher House Items Needed

  • Individually wrapped snacks (cookies, crackers, candy, etc.)
  • Individually wrapped cereals
  • Variety of individually wrapped breakfast bars
  • Individually packaged small sugar packets
  • Variety of assorted chips, individually packaged
  • Keurig coffee (K-cups) variety
  • Small coffee creamers
  • Green tea, tea bags
  • A variety of individually packaged tea bags
  • Mac and cheese (individual cups)
  • Individual small containers of apple sauce
  • Individual containers of fruit cups
  • Individually packaged microwave popcorn
  • Assorted cookies
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Tissues
  • Clorox Wipes containers
  • Small containers of hand sanitizers from name brands (so they can fit them in their purses, backpacks, etc.)
  • Red plastic solo cups
  • Triple A batteries (packages)
  • Double A batteries (packages)
  • Trash bags – 13 gallon
  • Trash bags – 4 gallon
  • Disposable paper plates (packages)
  • Laundry detergent for guests (Free & Clear, Purex or Tide) and regular Tide Pods
  • Coffee cups
  • Dishwasher Tablets (Cascade)
  • In-Kind Donations

Dayton VA Fisher House Items Needed

  • Gift cards for guest ($10-$50 increments) – Visa, Walmart, Kroger, Target, Amazon
  • Gas gift cards $20-$50
  • Clorox wipes (any brand)
  • Clorox wipes containers
  • Granola bars, grab-n-go snacks (single pack cookies, crackers, etc.)
  • Tissue boxes, travel tissue (single packets)
  • Napkins
  • Hand sanitizer (small personal bottles and large bottles for house)
  • Dishwasher soap (pods only)
  • Dishwasher rinse (spot free Cascade)
  • Laundry soap pods
  • Shout/OxiClean (stain remover)
  • Coffee creamer – plain and flavored (single serve non-refrigerated)
  • Coffee to-go cups with lids (12 oz size)
  • Cases of individual bottled water
  • Cans of soda (name brand, mini size is preferred)
  • DVD or Blu-Ray (kids, family friendly, no rated-R)
  • Fuzzy socks with tread on bottom (women’s)
  • In-Kind Donations

Wright-Patterson AFB and Dayton VA Medical Center Fisher Houses "Wish List"

The "Wish List" is located at:  Wishlist – FISHER~NIGHTINGALE HOUSES (fnhi.org) It includes both physical items to support the Houses and guests as well as Amazon Wish Lists for both locations.
  • In-Kind Donations
  • Item Collection
  • Wishlist - Amazon, etc
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How you help One of the major keys to the success of the Fisher Houses is its volunteer program. The managers and small staff could not possibly conduct the day-to-day operations of the Houses while supporting the guests in the way that they need. That’s where the Fisher House volunteers provide an invaluable service!
About us The Fisher-Nightingale Houses, Inc. (FNHI) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides support to the two Fisher Houses located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and on the Dayton VA Medical Center Campus. Even though these houses are located on military or VA installations, they have no corporate or government underwriting and must rely on private donations for some of their operating expenses. FNHI raises funds to support these compassionate care facilities that house patients and their families receiving treatment at the Wright-Patt Medical Center and the historic Dayton VA Medical Center.
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