Animal Rights & the Environment

Maumee Valley Save-A-Pet is a no-kill shelter rescuing and rehoming homeless pets. Sspay/neuter and veterinary aid programs serve pets of low-income families. • www.maumeevalleysaveapet.org  • (419) 537-9663

Nature’s Nursery provides an educational phone line for people with questions and concerns regarding wildlife, conducts educational programs, and accepts injured and orphaned wild animals for rehabilitation. • www.natures-nursery.org  •  (419) 877-0060

Partners for Clean Streams works to restore rivers and streams to fishable, swimmable conditions through pollution and litter reduction, and habitat improvements so people can enjoy them today and tomorrow. • www.partnersforcleanstreams.org  •  (419) 874-0727

Scrap4Art promotes conservation, education and art by diverting clean, usable items otherwise destined for the solid-waste stream for re-use by educators, artists, crafters, scout groups and the general public. • www.scrap4arttoledo.org  •  (419) 720-2978

Wood County Humane Society services include cruelty investigation, discount spay/neuter program, and education about humane animal treatment.  The no-kill shelter provides for abused, injured, and homeless animals until adoption. • www.woodcountyhumanesociety.org •  (419) 352-7339

 

Arts & Education

Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, Inc. (The Arts Commission) supports, promotes and connects visual, performing and literary artists, arts organizations and businesses. Administers the city of Toledo’s “1% for Art” ordinance. • www.theartscommission.org  •  (419) 254-2787

Collingwood Arts Center is a multi-discipline arts facility that nurtures the growth of the arts by providing artists a location to meet, create, perform, and teach. • www.collingwoodartscenter.org  •  (419) 244-2787

Perrysburg Chorale encourages community appreciation of classical and semi-classical music through local performances, an internship program with young musicians and concerts with local students. • www.perrysburgchorale.com  •  (419) 874-5572

Toledo Repertoire Theatre, begun in 1933, provides theatrical performances and educational programming throughout the year to audiences of over 16,000 adults and children. • www.toledorep.org  •  (419) 243-9277

 

Health & Human Services

Beach House Family Shelter has been providing temporary shelter since 1921 to women, single-parent households with children, intact families, and married couples.  Beach House assists in their return to independent family living. • www.beachhousetoledo.org  •  (419) 241-9277

Bethany House offers long-term transitional shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children, breaking the cycle of abuse through intensive case management and support. • www.bethanyhousetoledo.org  •  (419) 727-4948

Cancer Connection of Northwest Ohio provides free, hands-on services to cancer patients and their families.  Programs are designed to meet physical, emotional and spiritual needs of cancer patients and their families. • cancerconnectionofnorthwestohio.com  •  (419) 725-1100

Down Syndrome Association of Greater Toledo works to empower all individuals with Down Syndrome to achieve their goals and reach their fullest potential by providing support, education and advocacy. • www.dsagt.org  •  (419) 536-4321

FOCUS restores dignity and hope by providing housing, education and life-skills programs, individualized case management, and food and service referrals.  Sixty-four (64) percent of those served are children. • www.focustoledo.org  •  (419) 244-2175

Hannah’s Socks distributes new socks to victims of domestic violence, the homeless, and victims of natural disasters. Providing dignity one pair of socks at a time. • www.hannahssocks.org  •  (419) 704-0460

Make-A-Wish Foundation (Northwest Ohio Region) grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. • www.northwestohio.wish.org  •  (419) 244-9474

MLK Kitchen for the Poor feeds an average of 200 people daily, Monday through Friday. It provides home-delivered meals to seniors daily and gives away clothing donations. • www.kitchenforthepoor.org  •  (419) 241-2596

Mountain Mentors pairs at-risk teens with mentors who assist on personal goal-setting and development. Regular one-on-one and group meetings culminate in a week-long outdoor adventure experience. • www.toledomountainmentors.org  •  (419) 481-3606

Sophia Center provides counseling to children through adults, ministering especially to women and children without insurance and provides psychological/psycho-educational testing by trained/licensed professionals. • www.thesophiacenter.org  •  (419) 882-4529

Sylvania Area Family Services, Inc. (SAFS) strengthens Sylvania one family at a time. Services include afterschool, summer programs, youth diversion program, food and rent/utility assistance, referral information, and holiday baskets. • www.sylvaniaareafamilyservices.org  •  (419) 882-8415

Toledo Area Ministries engages church leadership, congregations, community organizations, and people of goodwill in meeting human need, creating community and working for justice. • https://www.facebook.com/Toledo-Area-Ministries-300498826975/  •  (419) 242-7401

 

Social Justice & Equality

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE) provides high-quality legal assistance in civil matters to help eligible low-income individuals and groups in western Ohio achieve self-reliance, equal justice, and economic opportunity. • www.ablelaw.org  •  (419) 255-0814

Campaign for Migrant Worker Justice provides training and education for low-wage immigrant workers to improve their wages, working conditions, and housing through organizing on the job and in the community. • www.cmwj.org  •  (419) 243-3456, Ext. 8

EqualityToledo works to eliminate discrimination in our region based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression through education, activism and other anti-defamation efforts. • www.equalitytoledo.org  •  (419) 407-6225

League of Women Voters Education Fund (Toledo-Lucas County Chapter) is a non-partisan organization of women and men encouraging informed and active participation of all citizens in government, and influencing public policy through education and advocacy. • www.lwvtoledo.org  •  (419) 475-4371

Toledo Area Jobs with Justice works in coalition with labor, community, and faith-based organizations to raise awareness on workers’ rights and social justice issues. • www.jwjtoledo.org  •  (419) 475-8380