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Listen closely to those who you seek to help, especially to what is not being said - unspoken feelings may contain essential clues to effective service. ~ Robert Lupton

100th Anniversary Celebration in Mansfield

Join us in Mansfield, as we continue to celebrate 100 years with special guest speaker Robert Lupton.  Lupton is a nationally renowned author who is best known for his book “Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help, and How to Reverse It.”

bobphoto1Robert Lupton has invested over 40 years of his life in inner-city Atlanta. In response to a call that he first felt while serving in Vietnam, he left a budding business career to work with delinquent urban youth. Robert and his wife Peggy and their two sons sold their suburban home and moved into the inner-city where they have lived and served as neighbors among those in need. Their life’s work has been the rebuilding of urban neighborhoods where families can flourish and children can grow into healthy adults.

Robert is a Christian community developer, an entrepreneur who brings together communities of resource with communities of need. Through FCS Urban Ministries – a non-profit organization which he founded – he has developed two mixed income subdivisions, organized a multi-racial congregation, started a number of businesses, created housing for hundreds of families and initiated a wide range of human services in his community.

“[Lupton’s] new book, Toxic Charity, draws on his 40 years’ experience as an urban activist in Atlanta, and he argues that most charitable work is ineffective or actually harmful to those it is supposed to help.” ~ Washington Post

“A must-read book for those who give or help others.” ~ Booklist

Schedule of Events

Do Something Rally – Oct. 26, 2014

People of all faiths and ages are welcome to join in an evening of prayer and praise with an inspiring short talk by Robert Lupton, author of Toxic Charity.  The theme is “Being the hearts, hands, and hope of Jesus while helping our neighbors help themselves.”

  • 6-8 p.m.
  • St. Peter’s High School Bob Fry Auditorium, 104 W. First Street, Mansfield, OH 44902
  • Free event, geared toward youth

Do Something Rally flyer

Do Something Workshop – Oct. 27, 2014

Join professionals, community leaders and others in a conversation regarding the community’s responsibility to help people help themselves.  Robert Lupton, author of Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help, and How to Reverse It, will discuss Individual Betterment vs. Community Development – what role does the community have in helping individuals help themselves?

The workshop will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, at Ed Pickens’ Café on Main, 28 North Main Street, Mansfield.  Limited registration available for $50 at the door.  Morning check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.

100th Anniversary Celebration & Fundraiser – Oct. 27, 2014

Join us in Mansfield for this special evening with author Robert Lupton in celebration of our 100th anniversary!  Help us build a strong foundation for the next 100 years.

The evening includes:

  • Wine and beer tasting featuring local wineries and breweries
  • Hors d’oeuvres
  • A short talk by Robert Lupton, author of “Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help, and How to Reverse It”
  • Live auction
  • Quilt raffle

Limited tickets available at the door for $50.  The event is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 5 p.m.

Thank You to Our Sponsors:

Feeding the Hungry Sponsor

  • Drs. Gregory and Mary Eaton and Family
  • Anonymous

Sheltering the Homeless Sponsor

  • Richland Bank
  • Staffing Partners

Visiting the Imprisoned Sponsor

  • AVI Food System Inc.
  • Graziani Multimedia

Food Station Sponsor

  • Directions Credit Union
  • Friends of Catholic Charities and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul
  • Mechanics Bank
  • Schmidt Security Pro
  • Vector Security

Friend of Catholic Charities

  • Area Agency on Aging
  • Ashland Foot and Ankle Specialists
  • Terry and Ann Brown
  • Graham Automall
  • Herlihy-Chambers Funeral Home
  • John & Mary Riedl
  • Allen Sanford
  • Darrell & Brenda Starr-Jude
  • Visiting Nurses Association
  • Fran Wilson



Our Mission

Catholic Charities makes real the love God has for each individual regardless of faith or background, by serving the poor, speaking for and assisting the neglected and forgotten, respecting and promoting life from beginning to end, and nurturing and supporting individuals and families.

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