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Other Ways to Give

Here are some simple ways to support Catholic Charities

Give In Honor Of or In Memory Of Someone

When you make a gift to Catholic Charities, you may choose to make your donation "In Honor Of" a person or group whose work, service or accomplishments inspires you. Or you may choose to make your gift "In Memory Of" someone who passed away and lives on in your memory. You can download and view the current lists of donations made In Honor Of and In Memory Of (A-I) and (J-Z) through December 31, 2022.

Good Samaritan Society

Your financial gift can be set up as an automatic monthly payment directly with Catholic Charities. Contact Elizabeth Sawyer at 419-214-4909 if you have questions or need assistance. When you make a monthly gift to Catholic Charities, you become a member of our Good Samaritan Society!

In-Kind Donations

Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo relies greatly on the generosity of the individuals in the communities we serve to continue addressing current and long-term needs across Northwest and West Central Ohio.

Check out some of the current in-kind donation items we need for our Erie County Furniture Ministry, our Huron County Office and Miriam House, our transitional shelter for homeless women and their children, in Norwalk, and our Helping Hands of St. Louis ministry in Toledo. Thank you! 

Shop Amazon Smile Through February 20, 2023

If you designate "Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo" when you start your search on Amazon Smile, a portion of your purchase is donated to Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo. Amazon has announced they are winding down this program on February 20, 2023.

Watch for new opportunities to give through Amazon. Our ministries are creating Amazon Wish Lists you can use to purchase needed items. 

Planned Giving

Please consider making a gift to Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo through planned giving. Gifts may be received through a bequest of a will, a life insurance policy or an investment portfolio.

To learn more about how you can leave your legacy to support Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Toledo’s ministries, please contact Tom Waniewski, Director of Development at 419-214-4890 or Rodney Schuster, Executive Director, at 419-214-4943.

Kroger Community Rewards Program

Thank you to everyone who supports Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo through the Kroger Community Rewards program!

Please remember you must re-enroll in the program each year after April 1 to continue to support our organization. To join the program or re-enroll, please visit Kroger Community Rewards.

Thank you for supporting Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo! Every donation makes a difference in the lives of those we serve!

Donate a Car

Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo is partnering with CARS to transform your trade-in car into a donation to help thousands of men, women, and children in Northwest Ohio.

How does it work? Donating your car is easy! Call 844-531-GIVE or 844-531-4483 or donate securely online. CARS will pick up your vehicle and send you all of the paperwork after your vehicle is sold.

CARS is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) assisting nonprofit organizations across the country in accepting vehicle donations as a revenue stream. The CARS web-based vehicle donation program provides the ability to accept vehicle donations without having to manage the program in-house. The CARS program provides the transparency nonprofit organizations require and the security the organization and donors demand.

United Way Designation

As you fill out your United Way donation form this fall, please consider donating to Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo.

Donation forms and designation opportunities vary by county and by company. However, all forms have a write-in option where you can designate an organization to be the recipient of your United Way donations. Please write in Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo in the space designated on the bottom of the form for the agency name.

Last year, Catholic Charities served more than 45,000 people throughout Northwest and West Central Ohio by providing crisis navigation services, food, shelter, emergency rent assistance, jail and prison ministries, adult advocacy and guardianship services to the elderly, and respect life ministries and support.

Thank you and God bless you for your generosity.

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