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"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me..." (Matthew 25:35-36)

How You Can Help

Financial contributions and in-kind donations are both gratefully accepted.  Food and clothing may be dropped off from Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. or mailed to 443 Sixth St., Helping Hands of St. Louis, Toledo, OH 43605.  Please call 419-691-0613, ext. 106 or ext. 0 to arrange for a different delivery time.

For monetary donations, please include the Financial Contribution Form.

Ongoing Donation Needs

Additional items most needed include the following, with items in greatest need below in bold:

Clothing Center Donations

Winter coats and shoes needed at Helping Hands of St. Louis

Helping Hands of St. Louis is in great need of new and gently used gloves, washable winter coats, children’s shoes in sizes 9-13 and youth sizes 1-6, men’s athletic shoes, children’s winter clothing in sizes 6-16, and blankets.  New bath linens and underwear are also needed.  If you can help, please drop off clothing donations dropped off from Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or mailed to 443 Sixth St., Helping Hands of St. Louis, Toledo, OH 43605 or you can place securely bagged donations in the collection bin outside of Helping Hands or mail to Helping Hands at 443 Sixth Street, Toledo, OH 43605.


  • Macaroni & cheese
  • Tuna
  • Ground meat
  • Chicken
  • Pork
  • Beef
  • Turkey
  • Ham
  • Cereal
  • Grocery bags (paper or plastic) 
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned soup
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Pasta
  • Instant potatoes
  • Powdered milk
  • Canned stew
  • Canned meat (treat/Spam)
  • Canned vegetables
  • Boxed meal products (e.g. Hamburger Helper)
  • Rice
  • Juice

Soup kitchen

  • Cake mix
  • Salad dressing
  • Instant potatoes
  • Condiments
  • Gravy mix
  • Coffee
  • Sugar
  • Creamer
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Margarine
  • Jell-O
  • Large peanut butter
  • Crackers
  • Cereal
  • Dish towels
  • Liquid hand soap
  • 6 and 9-inch paper or foam plates
  • Plastic forks
  • Plastic spoons
  • Plastic knives
  • Foam cups
  • Napkins
  • Paper towels
  • Bathroom tissue
  • Plastic wrap
  • Ziploc bags (gallon)

Household Items

  • Bedding
  • Dishes
  • Pots
  • Pans
  • Silverware
  • Towels

Clothing Needs

  • Plus size men’s clothing
  • Plus size women’s clothing
  • Children’s clothing 7 and larger
  • Washable winter coats.  Clean and in good repair.
  • Gently used & new tennis shoes (especially men’s)
  • Underwear – all sizes.

snack packs

Place single servings of the following in a gallon/quart Ziploc bag or orange plastic bag that newspapers come in. Please use shelf staple items that will not spoil! 

  • 1 Sweet Snack (breakfast bar, energy bar)
  • 1 Salty Snack (peanuts, nuts, walnuts)
  • 1 Fruit Item (raisins, fruit rollup, fruit cup)
  • 1 Beverage (juice box, sports drink)
  • 1 Plastic Spoon
  • 1 Ready to Eat Meal or Meat Item (Beef sticks/jerky, single size Chef Boyardee or soup, tuna, sardines, Vienna sausages. Make sure they have an easy open top/package.)

Hygiene Products Needed

  • Facial tissue (travel, regular, or family size) 
  • Shampoo (regular or family size)
  • Deodorant (regular, family size, or women’s)
  • Toothpaste (regular or family size)
  • Bath soap (regular or family size)
  • Shaving cream (regular or family size)
  • Toothbrushes
  • Disposable razors
  • Toilet tissue
  • Washcloths

Maintenance Needs

  • 24 oz. and 30 oz. mop heads
  • Brooms
  • Garbage bags
  • Contractor trash bags
  • Toilet paper
  • Cleaning supplies (e.g. Pine-Sol)
  • Bleach
  • 16 gallon wet/dry vac
  • 75 watt florescent light bulbs
  • Dishwasher powder soap
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Laundry detergent

Office Needs

  • Postage stamps (Forever Stamps and $1.00)
  • Color laser copier
  • #10 business envelopes
  • Adhesive tape (i.e. Scotch tape)
  • Mailing tape
  • 8.5 X 11 card stock paper (any color)
  • 8.5 X 11 copy paper (any color)
  • 8.5 X 14 copy paper (white)
  • 11 X 17 copy paper (white)

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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