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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

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.  Read more

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... 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 Avenue. "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... Read more

OREGON, OH— Meijer's Simply Gives Campaign runs through Saturday, October 2, 2021, 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. "Please help us fulfill  Read more

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... Read more

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... 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

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

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

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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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