Our 29 charities for 2021 are listed below.
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RMHC of Northwest Ohio offers families who travel to Toledo for their children’s medical care a warm, safe, clean and supportive environment. Families stay at the House free of charge, for as long as their child is receiving medical care. RMHC of NWO served 1,171 families last year through our overnight and day guest programs, some staying multiple times throughout the year. Over 200 regular volunteers donate their time each year to help us carry out our mission.
In 1995 the Jamie Farr Scholarship Fund created yet another way to support the youth of the Toledo region. Each year since its inception, Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan high school seniors have received scholarships toward their college education. The $3,000 scholarship is renewable for up to an additional three years. In order to renew the scholarship, the recipient must maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 and have financial need. For more information about this scholarship, please call the Toledo Community Foundation at (419) 241-5049, or visit www.toledocf.org to learn more.
Two charities that are core recipients each year from the event’s proceeds are the Ronald McDonald House Charities and the Jamie Farr Scholarship Fund administered by the Toledo Community Foundation.
Everyone needs a place to shine! We’re a K-12 charter school. We make students stars through quality programs and a caring team.
At Avenues for Autism, we witness firsthand what individuals with autism can accomplish when limitations are removed. So we’re clearing pathways to support services, information, and financial assistance for those affected by autism and their families. In the process, we’re providing a roadmap for the avenues that lead to lives without limits.
Cancer Connection of Northwest Ohio, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was created because of a personal cancer experience. Having realized a need in the community for hands on support and guidance for cancer patients and families, this organization was founded in December of 2008. We are the only nonprofit in this area with a specialized children’s program. Our youngest patient was 6 months old. The mission of Cancer Connection of NWO, Inc. is to ensure the full complement of support to that no one needs to go through cancer alone. Our objective is to improve cancer outcomes for pediatric patients, with specific attention to those patients in distress (underserved, encumbered, late stage and with aggressive cancer).
Challenged Champions Equestrian Center offers equine assisted activities and therapies for veterans and individuals with special needs. The mission of the Challenged Champions Equestrian Center, Inc. is to enrich and change the lives of children and adults with special needs through facilitated equine activities.
Children's Mentoring Connection of Hancock County (CMC) is a youth mentoring program serving children ages 6 - 14. CMC partners with 7 schools offering mentoring programs during the school year. CMC community mentors meet with their mentee 2 - 3 times a month to be a support each child engaging in youth led activities.
Children's Theatre Workshop of Toledo is a performing arts program for young people ages 3-18. Students enrolled in the program learn acting, musical theatre, technical theatre and design, puppetry, directing, playwriting, and production management, while developing valuable life skills and making joyful memories.
The mission of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to cure cystic fibrosis and to provide all people with CF the opportunity to lead long, fulfilling lives by funding research and drug development, partnering with the CF community, and advancing high-quality, specialized care.
The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Toledo (DSAGT) is a 501 C-3 non-profit organization established in 1983 that has evolved from a small support group in the basement of parent's homes, to a continuously growing organization, meeting the changing needs of individuals with Down syndrome and their families. DSAGT serves 450 families across northwest Ohio and southern Michigan. Our mission is to empower all individuals with Down syndrome to achieve their goals and reach their fullest potential by providing support, education and advocacy not only for the individual, but also their families and communities.
Good Grief of NW Ohio provides peer support groups to children and teens who have experienced the death of someone important to them.
Hilty Preschool & Child Care provides a nurturing and intergenerational program for the children of Pandora and surrounding communities. Hilty Senior Care and Hilty Preschool & Child Care are part of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio, the senior housing and health care provider of choice in the Bluffton and Pandora communities.
LSS was established in 1911 serving mental health in northwestern Ohio in nine offices across Ohio. A food pantry was started in Toledo in 1974 out of a closet and a bookshelf. In April 2010, it was to move the newly accessible space in the basement and make it a pantry of choice. In Late 2017, LSS acquired the Feed Your Neighbor Program in the Toledo Area. The Feed Your Neighbor Program was previously operated by Toledo Area Ministries.
Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity works to bring strength, stability and self reliance through providing decent and safe shelter for all.
The Michigan Lupus Foundation exists to improve the quality of life for those living with lupus through support, both financial and emotional, education through media and symposiums, and research with the goal of finding a cure.
Our mission is to provide the opportunity for individuals with disabilities to play Miracle League baseball regardless of their abilities. Promote community support and sponsorship of the League. Encourage all children the opportunity to experience the joy and benefits that come from playing.
On Target Outfitters is a youth mentoring ministry that uses outdoor activities like archery, riflery, fishing, camping and hunting, as a way to coach young people in sport, mentor them in life, and disciple them in faith.
Serving individuals affected by domestic violence and sexual assault through crisis intervention, emergency shelter, outreach, advocacy, prevention and education.
We advocate for the stability and success of the children and families of Ottawa County. We provide compassionate support to families as they navigate the educational, legal, and social systems of our community.
Our Mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
Sylvania Arts is a non-profit organization directed by a volunteer Board of Trustees and an executive director. This dedicated group of volunteers is committed to offering varied arts experience, education and support to our community. Our arts programs are funded in part by the City of Sylvania, the Sylvania Township, the Ohio Arts Council and private donations.
At The Victory Center we believe that cancer patients, survivors, and their loved ones should live in a world full of acceptance, support, connection, healing and hope. Because of that belief, we provide a community of shared experiences, understanding and compassion to all who enter our doors for free.
The mission of the Valentine Theatre is to produce and provide cultural and performing arts experiences for diverse audiences of all ages, and to enhance the quality of the cultural and economic life of the City of Toledo, Lucas County, Northwestern Ohio, and Southeastern Michigan. Located in downtown Toledo, the 1895 Victorian-era Valentine Theatre was magnificently reborn in 1999 through the Toledo Cultural Arts Center as a community performing arts center. It has been a legitimate theatre, Vaudeville house, and ultra-sophisticated movie palace. Since 1999, the Valentine has been used by over 50 community groups for entertainment and educational programming.
Toledo School for the Arts, a community public school that opened in 1999, has been recognized statewide and nationally for offering a free, outstanding academic and artistic education for students in grades 6-12. TSA serves as an inclusive community where learning is rigorous, creativity is cultivated, and the individual is celebrated.
Imagination Station is Toledo’s nonprofit science center. Our mission is to spark a passion for the sciences in children, families and adults and our vision is to inspire innovation. We partner with educators to enhance science education and our Adopt-a-School program ensures that all school children have the opportunity to visit.
The only independently operated food hub in Ohio, established in 1982, servicing 18 NW Ohio counties, distributing over 15 million pounds of food to 500+ organizational programs such as Food Pantries, Community Centers, Churches, Soup Kitchens, Senior Centers, Rehabilitation and Low income Housing Agencies at no cost.
United States Vets, Inc. assists veterans and their families through advocacy, referral and education.
Building inclusive playgrounds
Young Life is an outreach ministry impacting local adolescents by building authentic relationships with them and living life beside them and helping them grow in their faith.