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For all media inquiries regarding Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo, please contact Deborah Boyce, Communications & Public Relations Director, at 419.214.4868 or email dboyce@toledodiocese.org

Media Releases

OREGON, OH— Meijer's Simply Gives Campaign kicks off July 4, benefiting Helping Hands of St. Louis food programs. Your purchase of a $10 Simply Give! card at the Oregon Meijer, 1725 S. Wheeling Street, Oregon, OH, gets converted to a gift card Helping Hands of St. Louis can use to buy food items for the pantry and hot meal programs. Read more

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... Read more

TOLEDO—Donations of NEW athletic shoes and socks, toddler size 10 up to youth size 8, and school supplies are needed to help kids start the new school year off on the right foot! 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 welcomed. “Each year we’ve provided new shoes, socks and school supplies to more than 600 school-age children,” says Sue Shrewsbery, Director of Helping Hands of St. Louis. "We focus on East Toledo families, but no child... Read more

TOLEDO, OH—Suffering from a past abortion? You're not alone. Abortion can affect extended families—prospective parents and grandparents, siblings, family members and friends. A one-day "Entering Canaan Day of Prayer and Healing for Women," sponsored by Project Rachel, will be held on Saturday, August 14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., for women suffering from a past abortion. Connect with local support and resources and explore other women’s experiences.  Read more

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,... Read more

TOLEDO, OH—Join us for our next Catholic Business Network breakfast program on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Due to unforeseen circumstances, we had to make a last-minute change in speakers. Dr. John Wood continues our 2021 Catholic Business Speaker series with his talk, "The Extraordinary Mission," at The Pinnacle, 1772 Indian Wood Circle, Maumee, OH, 43537. 7 a.m. | Doors Open 7:30 a.m. | Complimentary Served Breakfast/Networking 8 a.m. | Program Dr. John R. Wood is the author of three books: "The Light... Read more

TOLEDO, OH—Join the pro-life community of Northwest Ohio for the 40 Days for Life Campaign hosted by Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo's Respect Life Ministry. Participants gather on the public right-of-way outside of Capital Care, Toledo’s last remaining abortion clinic located at 1160 W. Sylvania Ave. "We pray and witness to bring the light of Christ Jesus to move the hearts and minds of all present to a deeper appreciation of the dignity of human... Read more

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... Read more

"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  Read more

A one-day virtual clinical training event: Healing After Abortion, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Diocese of Detroit and several Michigan Dioceses, will be held Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, via ZOOM from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Clergy and Religious, Social Workers / Therapists / Counselors, Parish Nurses, Pregnancy Crisis Center Staff, Pastoral Care Staff, Spiritual Directors, Youth and Young Adult... Read more

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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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