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Helping Hands of St. Louis’ 9th Annual Shoe Fest will be Saturday, August 6. “Right now we only have 150 pairs of new shoes to give away, toddler sizes 10 up to youth sizes 8, and we pray more donations will come in,” Shrewsbery adds. “We typically give away over 400 pairs of shoes, so your donations are welcomed! We focus on East Toledo families, but no child will be turned away, if we have their shoe size.”new and gently used children's books are needed.

Donations of children’s backpacks and school supplies such as paper, pencils, pens, markers, crayons, glue sticks, dry-erase markers, hand sanitizer, tissues and Ziploc bags are also welcomed.

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.

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! 

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!

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

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