Catholic Charities News

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

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 food, 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... 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

OREGON, OH—The Meijer Simply Gives Campaign benefits Helping Hands of St. Louis food programs and runs through Saturday, Jan 2, 2021. 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 meal programs. Read more

TOLEDO, OH—Catholic Charities Project Bethlehem Program seeks sponsors to offer Christmas assistance to individuals who have participated or are currently participating in our various direct service programs. Each regional office's Project Bethlehem Program has a different focus and different contact person as follows: Catholic Charities Norwalk Project Bethlehem offers assistance to individuals during the Christmas season who have received services in 2020 or are currently receiving services  from Catholic Charities. Individuals, families, churches, schools,... Read more

Helping Hands of St. Louis Clothing Center

"We are very blessed and very grateful for the many donations we have received since Covid started," says Susan Shrewsbery, Director of Helping Hands of St. Louis. "Unfortunately, keeping up with the inflow has been a challenge because we have had to limit volunteers. "We decided to close... Read more

TOLEDO, OH—Join Bishop Daniel E. Thomas​ and the pro-life community of Northwest Ohio for the annual Diocese of Toledo ​Flyer - 2020 Mass for Life with Bishop Thomas & Eucharistic Procession. The Mass will be held Saturday, October 24 at 9 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Parish, 4555 N. Haven Ave., Toledo, OH.  Read more

MANSFIELD, OH—Catholic Charities HOPE Pantry once again participated in the 15th Annual "Make a Difference Day Food Drive" Friday, October 23. People dropped off cash, checks, canned goods and non-perishable food items all day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Catholic Charities HOPE Pantry located at 523 Park Avenue East, Mansfield  Read more

TOLEDO, OH—La Posada Family Emergency Shelter, a ministry of Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo, seeks donations of backpacks and school supplies for children. New families move into the shelter on a regular basis, so school supplies and book bags continue to be a need for families as the school year continues. Nearly 100 children who were current residents at La Posada Family Shelter and current participants in Catholic Charities Permanent Supportive Housing Program received these  Read more

TOLEDO—This year, Helping Hands of St. Louis is hosting their 7th Annual Shoe Fest as a Drive-Up Walk-Up event due to Covid-19 Saturday, August 1, from 9 a.m. - Noon at 443 Sixth St., Toledo, OH. Guests in vehicles will line-up on Euclid, entering off of Front Street, then turn right onto Sixth Street. Sixth Street will be one-way from Euclid to Starr during this event. Walk-ups will be served in the parking lot across the street from Helping Hands of St. Louis. Masks and social distancing are required of all guests... Read more

MANSFIELD, OH — For 28 years, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive physically stocked food pantries around the country with the non-perishable food items collected on their mail routes. This year, the NALC is hosting the Stamp Out Hunger Donor Drive instead because of the Covid-19 pandemic.... 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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