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Help Neighbors in Need Enjoy A Thanksgiving Meal

TOLEDO, OH—Your donations to Helping Hands of St. Louis in East Toledo makes the holidays brighter for many who may be homeless or finding it tough to put food on their table.

“We are in need of 40 turkeys before November 19 for our annual Thanksgiving Meal and the 50 Thanksgiving Baskets being prepared this year for families in need,” says Susan Shrewsbery, Director of Helping Hands.

“Donations of instant mashed potatoes, stuffing mixes, gravy, canned sweet potatoes, onions, canned fruit, butter, eggs, oil, dessert mixes (cake, brownies, cheesecake), apples and oranges are needed for the baskets.” 

Our Helping Hands Food Pantry also welcomes donations of canned meats, soups, canned fruit, mac and cheese and cereal (no Cheerios or cornflakes, please.)

Prepared desserts and large #10 cans of corn, green beans and fruit cocktail are needed for the traditional Thanksgiving Meal, this year served on Tuesday, Nov. 23, from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Helping Hands of St. Louis, 443 Sixth Street, Toledo, OH. Volunteers are needed to serve salads and drinks and to bring desserts. To volunteer, contact Byron Wynn, Catholic Charities Volunteer Coordinator, at the text to volunteer # 419.318.7016 or email bwynn@toledodiocese.org.

Please drop off these Thanksgiving food items by Friday, Nov. 19 to Helping Hands of St. Louis, 443 Sixth Street, Toledo, OH. Thank you for your generosity! Questions? Please contact the Helping Hands Office at 419-691-0613. Or email Sue Shrewsbery at sshrewsbery@toledodiocese.org.


La Posada Family Shelter Donation Drive November 13!

TOLEDO, OH—November is Homelessness Month. Did you know one in five people living in Toledo are homeless? La Posada Family Emergency Shelter, a ministry of Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo, is one of four Toledo shelters seeking donations for shelter residents. The Homeless Services Partnership (HSP) Alliance in Lucas County also includes Aurora Project, Bethany House, and Family House.

To support Toledo area shelter needs, please help us fill the semi-trailer that will be in the Franklin Park Mall parking lot off of Sylvania Avenue near Old Navy on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The shelters are seeking donations of the following items to be delivered to the four area Toledo shelters:

  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Disinfectant Spray
  • Dish Soap
  • Powered Laundry Detergent
  • HE Laundry Detergent
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Twin and Full Size Sheets
  • Twin and Full Size Blankets
  • Bleach
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Tissues
  • Umbrellas
  • Latex Gloves
  • Pull-Ups
  • Bath Towels
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Ethnic Hair Care Products
  • New Pillows

For more information, contact Willi R. Meyer, La Posada’s Activities & Facilities Manager, at 419.244.5931 or wmeyer@toledodiocese.org.

Thank you for your generous support of the families we serve through Catholic Charities ministries! Please #TagandShare!


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