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Simply Give! donations purchased at Oregon Meijer supports Helping Hands of St. Louis hot meal and pantry programs. Meijer will add $20 to your $10 donation on the upcoming DOUBLE Match Day -- Saturday, June 18!

Our prayers go out to the people of Ukraine. Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo is collecting and forwarding donations dollar for dollar to Catholic Relief Services for the international Ukraine Humanitarian Relief effort. You may donate on our secure website noting Ukraine Relief as your donation designation.

Helping Hands of St. Louis Needs Volunteers! On Saturday, May 14 volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. INSIDE the Clothing Center to assemble new clothing racks and OUTSIDE in our 6th Street Community Garden and Neighborhood Cleanup.

More than 400 young men and their teachers at St. John’s Jesuit School receive tools to defend the pre-born through pro-life apologetics, presented in partnership with Students for Life of America and the University of Toledo Students for Life Club.

Whether you’re just getting started or a seasoned volunteer advocate, read on for ways that you can celebrate Global Volunteer Month and inspire others to join in to make our world a better place.

Join us Thursday, April 28, 2022 for our next Catholic Business Network breakfast. Rev. Geoff Rose, OFS, President, St. Francis de Sales School, will speak on "Inspiring Change, Empowering Youth: Building the Kingdom."

This April, celebrate Keep America Beautiful Month by working to clean up and beautify our communities. There are lots of ways to beautify our world, and together we can keep it that way for generations to come.

Now is the time to go green! Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by truly embracing a going green lifestyle. Check out the ways, together, our hands and hearts can help care for God's creation and bring good into the world! 

Pray to end abortion in Northwest Ohio! Join the Spring 40 Days for Life campaign hosted by Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo Respect Life. Our Spring Closing Prayer Vigil is 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, 2022.

We invite you to walk with us and those we serve on this Lenten journey. Catholic Charities ministries offer numerous opportunities for charity and volunteer service throughout the Diocese of Toledo – our 19-county service area! 

Does praying in front of an abortion clinic make a difference? Read the story of baby Justice we received from Bob Schoen who prayed in front of the Toledo abortion clinic during our 40 Days for Life campaign.

How will you spread love during the month of February? Use one of these ideas or come up with your own! You never know how much a small act of kindness will mean to a person. Get out there and spread the love!

Join us Thursday, February 17, 2022 for our next Catholic Business Network breakfast. Dr. Harvey Popovich, Heartbeat of Toledo's Medical Director, will share "One Story, 5 Lessons: The Prayer, The Plan, The Ask, The Gift, The Challenge."

A Basic Budgeting Skills Workshop offered by Catholic Charities Family Guidance & Support Ministry helps Sandusky resident to get her life back on track.

TOLEDO—Helping Hands of St. Louis is celebrating Thanksgiving early this year! “We are so blessed!” says Sue Shrewsbery, Director of Helping Hands of St. Louis. She expresses gratitude to the loyal supporters who underwrote the purchase of a new 60-inch commercial stove for the kitchen—and for the team of volunteers from Sheet Metal Workers 33 Local Matt Cherry, Business Representative, arranged to install it.

MANSFIELD, OH—Volunteers and family members are invited to attend the Ohio Guardianship Association’s 16th Annual Conference to be held September 22-23, 2021 at the Holiday Inn & Suites, 116 Park Avenue West, in Mansfield, OH. "Extending Hope Through Guardianship" is the theme of this year's conference which is open to the public. Individuals interested in becoming a Catholic Charities...

TOLEDO, OH—Make plans now to join members of the Catholic Business Network for our next free-will offering program on Thursday, October 14, 2021. Our speaker will be Mike McCartney, President of McCartney Coaching, Ltd, speaking on "Next-Level Leadership" Mike McCartney is an executive coach who helps successful people become better leaders. His talk, “Next-Level Leadership” provides practical insights and suggestions to lead more effectively as a...

TOLEDO— Helping Hands of St. Louis 8th Annual Shoe Fest was held outside this year because of COVID-19. Guests were served under a big tent in the side parking lot next to the Helping Hands of St. Louis campus, 443 Sixth St., Toledo, OH. Upwards of 40 volunteers spent the morning at Helping Hands of St. Louis, washing nearly 300 children’s feet and fitting them with new shoes and socks to get their new school year off on the right foot. In addition to their new shoes and 2 new pair of socks, thanks to Hannah's Socks, children also received a box or bag of school supplies and snack...

On Monday, June 15, Catholic Charities invites the community to join the worldwide campaign to wear purple in recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. An estimated five million, or one in 10, seniors nationally are victims of elder abuse, neglect or financial exploitation, according to...

PERRYSBURG, OH—Many thanks to Bishop Daniel E. Thomas, keynote speaker Kristan Hawkins, President of Students for Life of America, all our committee members, volunteers and generous benefactors for their support of Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo's first ever Friends for Life fundraiser! More than 250 members of pro-life community of Northwest Ohio gathered for an inspirational evening at the Hilton Garden Inn in Perrysburg, Ohio, to celebrate and...

NORWALK, OH— Many thanks to all who joined us in supporting Miriam House's 20th Anniversary celebration! Over 100 people attended the dinner event and many who were unable to attend generously donated. The Miriam House’s 20th Anniversary “Transforming Lives,” with keynote speaker Bishop Daniel E. Thomas, was held Friday, April 9, 2021 at the Norwalk Eagles Club 771, 151 Cline Street, Norwalk, OH. Sarah, a former Miriam House resident,...

"No matter the circumstances Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Toledo will continue to provide the most basic human needs of food, clothing, and shelter to the people we serve, during this challenging COVID-19 pandemic," says Executive Director Rodney Schuster. "Especially with your continued support!" Thanks to all our community partners, supporters, volunteers and loyal staff in these challenging times, all of...

Your Support of Catholic Charities Ministries is Greatly Appreciated! We are seeing a surge of individuals needing assistance as the COVID crisis continues to unfold—calls for assistance are going up. The need for shelter, rent and utility assistance is on the rise across our 19-county service area. During this season of giving, your prayers and generous year-end gift, will help ensure no one seeking help is turned away. Please financially support our life-saving and life-changing ministries! Every gift matters to those we serve. How Your Donation...

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