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

TOLEDO, OH—La Posada Family Emergency Shelter, a ministry of Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo, seeks donations of backpacks and school supplies for children who are currently residing in the shelter, were La Posada house guests this past year, are currently in Permanent Supportive Housing, or part of a family served at Helping Hands of St. Louis. Children will receive these school-year specific items at La Posada Family Emergency Shelter's Day of Giving... 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

"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

TOLEDO, OH — #GivingTuesdayNOW is a global day of giving and a show of unity—an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by the COVID-19 pandemic causing financial disruption within our families. "The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted all of our lives,” says Rodney... Read more

TOLEDO, OH — “Financial support is critically needed to keep all of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Toledo's food, shelter and elder assistance programs fully operational during the COVID-19 pandemic," says Rodney Schuster, Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo's Executive Director. "We greatly appreciate all of our wonderful community partners and loyal supporters in the region. With volunteer... Read more

TOLEDO, OH—Classes start up March 17 for our newest ministry initiative—Catholic Charities Opportunity Kitchen, a pilot workforce development project launched at Helping Hands of St. Louis last May of 2019. The goal is to change lives by providing a skill-driven, hands-on immersion culinary program to at-risk, economically disadvantaged individuals through focused culinary coursework in the classroom and kitchen. Emphasis is placed on the life skills training needed to work with competence and professionalism in all aspects of the food service industry and... Read more

PERRYSBURG, OH—You won't want to miss this moving program, sure to inspire your Lenten journey. Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo’s Jail & Prison Ministries is hosting this double presentation on Sunday, March 8, from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. inside Saint John XXIII's new Catholic Church building, 24250 Dixie Highway, Perrysburg, OH. This free program, "Redemption: Against All Odds, features two moving accounts and is open to... Read more

MANSFIELD, OH—Beat the winter blues by coming to a Beach Party at the Mall! Catholic Charities is hosting the 10th Annual National Consumer Resource Fair, Saturday, March 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Richland Mall, in Mansfield, OH. Catholic Charities and participating organizations will provide free information on such topics as managing money and debt, protecting personal identification, wellness, and avoiding identify theft and scams. "The purpose of National... Read more

TOLEDO, OH— Join the pro-life community of NW Ohio as we pray for an end to abortion in Toledo. We seek God’s grace more lives than ever will be saved during our ecumenical 40 Days for Life campaign! The campaign runs through Sunday, April 5, 2020.  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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