Special to The Truth
Embrace the spirit of giving by donating to underserved communities this
holiday season. Here are some of the local organizations that need our
LEADING FAMILIES HOME
Leading Families Home offers emergency shelter and behavioral health
services. They have two shelters in Toledo, one on N. Erie and one on
Ashland Ave that is currently under renovation. The new location will house
3x as many families as their current shelter. To support LFH, you can
sponsor their Winter Wonderland event, browse their Amazon wishlist.
SEAGATE FOOD BANK’S PROJECT PJ
SeaGate Food Bank is collecting PJs (including teen sizes), slippers,
blankets, pillowcases, books, stuffed animals, and hygiene items to help
local children who don’t have bedtime necessities. You can make a monetary
donation here or browse their Amazon wishlist.
Susie’s Coats provides children in need with winter gear in Lucas, Wood,
Fulton, Hancock, and Sandusky Counties in Ohio as well as Monroe County,
Michigan. All children served by the organization receive a new winter
coat, hat, and gloves. To date, over 30,000 warm apparel items have been
BED RACE TO AID CHILDREN, INC
This Monroe, MI cause has provided 3,500 beds to children in need. The Sled
Race will be held in Downtown Ida on Friday, December 2nd. Help Bed Race to
Aid Children reach their $50,000 goal by registering for the lively event
or by making a donation.
FINDLAY HOPE HOUSE
Hope House provides transitional shelter and helps individuals into
permanent housing. They also provide case management and rental assistance
for people in danger of losing their homes. Hope House is in need of
toiletries, cleaning products, and gift cards. Donate and learn more.
TOLEDO NORTHWESTERN OHIO FOOD BANK
The Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank serves Defiance, Fulton, Henry,
Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Williams, and Wood Counties. 100 million pounds of
food has been distributed since 1984. You can help them raise money for
Operation Turkey which provides families with a hot, nutritious
TOYS FOR TOTS
There are plenty of ways to make local Toys for Tots donations. Click on
the counties to donate online or find a toy drop site: Lucas and Wood, Hancock , Monroe and Wayne.
You can make the holidays brighter through the many programs offered by the
Salvation Army. Find out how to help in Hancock, Wayne, Monroe, Lucas, Ottawa and Wood Counties.
LUCAS COUNTY CHILDREN SERVICES
Contribute to the LCCS Holiday Gift Drive to ensure that every child
involved in the agency receives a special gift this holiday season. You can
also help families monetarily or by donating to the LCCS year-round items.
WAYNE COUNTY CHILDREN SERVICES
Become a sponsor and get matched with a child for the Traditional
Christmas “Make a Wish” program. Sponsors are asked to spend $100-150
on brand new items. You can also make a financial contribution or donate
“filler gifts” to assist with the last minute needs of children who become
involved with Wayne County Children Services close to the holiday.
THE AMERICAN RED CROSS
The American Red Cross of Heartland, Stark, and Muskingum Lakes is
celebrating its 2022 Festival of Trees. You can sponsor the event by
purchasing from their three unique holiday tree offers.
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