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Toledo, Ohio

Faith in Action


Nightingales Harvest: A Food Bank for Cancer Patients

Learn more at; see the “top 10” needed food items requested by families coping with cancer.  Drop off non-perishable food, and recyclable steel and aluminum cans at The Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 2820 West Alexis Road (across from Whitmer HS); please use the west side door.

You may drop off cans and recyclable metals (no food) at St. James Lutheran Church,
4727 West Sylvania Ave.

Rahab’s Heart, a ministry to women trapped in street prostitution, is in special need of these items:  toothbrushes, washcloths, lip balm, individually wrapped sanitary napkins and tampons, socks, granola bars, cheese and peanut butter crackers, small packs of nuts, snack-sized applesauce or mixed fruit, small self-opening cans of tuna, plastic spoons and forks.  Donations brought to Mass will be delivered for you.

Claver House Ministries

Wish List:  To-go boxes, pint-size containers (like cottage cheese or butter tubs), plastic grocery bags, big ziplocks, paper plates and napkins.  Travel size toiletries (toothbrushes, toothpaste, disposable razors, deodorant, soap, shampoo, feminine hygiene products).  Giant-size (like Gordon Foods) chili powder, Italian seasoning, parsley flakes, jam/jelly, salad dressings, ready-to-eat cereal, cream soups (mushroom, celery, chicken).  Spray cooking oil, butter/margarine.  If you go to garage sales: silverware, dish towels.  Donations brought to Mass will be delivered for you.

Tree Toledo

Our Church recognizes the grave peril that climate change poses to all creation, but especially to the poor worldwide.  Holy Spirit is responding by undertaking a five-year effort to plant a tree or shrub for each person in the Toledo area—282,313 of them.

Trees cool the atmosphere by storing carbon and releasing oxygen, while saving water, preventing erosion, providing food, and other benefits.

Our grandparents were the ones who deforested Ohio’s 40,000 square miles of deciduous hardwood temperate rainforest to clear the land for farms, roads, and cities.  Our grandchildren will thank us for tending to the urban reforestation that will restore the lungs of our planet.

To get involved in “treeing” Toledo, contact Tom McDonald, 419-474-8801,

ToledoTogether is a new networking organization to to put volunteers in touch with churches and outreach initiatives in the area.  For more info or to find a volunteer opportunity, go to or call Don Fothergill at 419-461-7613.

USTogether serves refugees settling in Toledo.  They are in need of sheets, cookware, or any kitchen items, glasses, silverware, etc.  Household cleaning items are always useful, as well as laundry detergents and dryer sheets.  They have the least amount of kitchen items, and they need these staple food items:  rice and beans, garbanzo beans, peanut butter, crackers, and soups.  Right now they have plenty of clothes, coats, gloves, and hats.  They also have children’s books, puzzles, toys, stuffed animals, and a car seat.  They currently have one high chair and several children’s activity centers.  Anyone with a donation can call Cathy Jo Kuzma at 567-343-8671 to make arrangements to meet her at the storage facility, or Laurie Snyder can take the items to the storage facility from Holy Spirit Catholic Community.