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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic many local nonprofit organizations were forced to cancel their annual fundraising events. The organizations rely heavily on these events to support their cause and budget. While some were fortunate to be able to move to a virtual experience, many could not. Our nonprofit organizations are also struggling due to an overall decrease in giving. With the directory we’ve compiled below, you can find ways to donate to local nonprofits that need it the most during this uncertain time.

Phone: (419)423-8496 Donate: https://www.50north.org/get-involved/donate

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50 North provides essential services to our Senior population in Hancock County by Enriching Lives and Supporting Independence. We help those 50 and older remain healthy and independent by supporting successful aging through programs that promote optimal mental and physical health. During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are assisting our seniors in need by delivering Mobile Meals, groceries, and using curbside-pickup for lunches. Chore workers are providing emergency services (installing grab bars, etc.) social workers are available to help by telephone, and the Fitness Center is creating virtual classes to keep members active.

Alzheimer’s Research

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The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Families facing Alzheimer’s and all other dementia need us now more than ever — and with your help, we can be there for them. Every dollar we raise through Walk to End Alzheimer’s allows the Alzheimer’s Association to provide 24/7 care and support while accelerating critical research. Donate today to help those in your community and beyond.

Alzheimer’s Research
Phone: (567) 302-2613 Donate: https://alz.org/nwohio

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The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Locally, the Alzheimer’s Association provides free care and support services including dementia education programs, caregiver support groups, and individualized family care consultations/care planning. Currently, all programs are offered by telephone or video conferencing. Also available is the free 24/7 Helpline available to answer questions about dementia and resource information.

Assistance to Those in Need of Blood Supply
Phone: (419) 422-9322 Donate: http://www.redcross.org/NCOhio

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The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. During the Covid-19 crisis, we have continued to provide assistance to victims of disasters, such as home fires and floods; ensure a safe and stable blood supply for local hospitals; provide emergency communications and support for service members and military families.

Developmental Programs

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Awakening Minds Art provides therapeutic, educational and developmental programs to all ages and abilities. Utilizing art, non-art related goals help individuals. Awakening Minds works towards building non-art skills that help people not only feel success within our community, but to be successful throughout their lives.

Programs for Diverse Audiences
Phone: (419) 788-6794 Donate: blackheritagecenter.org

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The Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center is dedicated to its mission of serving diverse audiences in Findlay, Hancock County, and surrounding areas across Ohio by providing programs that appeal to people of all demographics with an emphasis on diversity and cultural enrichment. We work to culturally enrich and improve lives in Ohio’s communities through our programs and outreach services to schools and colleges, community organizations, faith-based entities, businesses, and the public at large. The Center also offers specialized cultural programs and events, speaking engagements, diversity based training and public tours.

Preparing Young People

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It is the mission of the Boy Scouts of America, to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.
Scout Oath: On my honor I will do my best; to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight. Scout Law: A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.

Volunteer Group
Phone: (419) 889-7192 Donate: http://www.blanchardriver.org/

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The Blanchard River Watershed Partnership (BRWP) is a community-based volunteer 501(c) (3) organization that seeks to address problems and concerns that affect the health of the Blanchard River Watershed, and educate all citizens about the dynamics of the Blanchard River and its tributaries. The BRWP members and Board of Directors include interested citizens, local government agencies, educators, representatives of industry and other stakeholders who have come together with one goal in mind: to improve and maintain water quality within the watershed. We work with our partners and stakeholders to encourage water quality improvements to our geologically unique, northwestern Ohio watershed, through sustainable land use, collaboration, conservation and enhancement of natural and man-made resources.

Regional Health System

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Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) is a non-profit, integrated regional health system based in Findlay, Ohio, serving an eight-county area. BVHS appreciates the individuals, organizations and community groups who are contributing support toward the COVID-19 pandemic response. If you wish to help, consider donating to our Emergency Response Fund. Your gift will be directed toward the highest priority needs related to COVID-19 and will allow BVHS to continue to be here for you. Thank you!

Phone: (419) 422-5415 Donate: https://campfirenwohio.com/
Support for Cancer Patients
Phone: (419) 423-0286 Donate: https://cancerpatientservices.org

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To provide compassionate support to Hancock county cancer patients and families throughout their journey. Services provided include Financial Assistance, Medical Supplies and Equipment, Patient Navigation, Emotional Support and Healing Art programs. Eligible clients are individuals with an active cancer diagnosis that live or work in Hancock County.

Volunteer Support

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CASA recruits, trains, and supports community volunteers who then provide guardians-ad-litem services for children who are in the court system as a result of abuse, neglect, dependency, delinquency, juvenile custody, and divorce.

Equine Activities for Special Needs Individuals
Phone: (419) 456-3449 Donate: https://www.challengedchampions.com/

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It is the mission of the Challenged Champions Equestrian Center Inc. to enrich the lives of children and adults with special needs through facilitated equine activities. CCEC began its mission in 1997 and has grown to serve over 400 veterans and individuals with special needs annually. Equine assisted activities and therapies have been proven to shown improvement in riders balance, motor skills, breathing and circulation, speech, hand-eye coordination, self-esteem and social skills.

Mentoring Programs for Children
Phone: (419) 424-9752 Donate: https://cmchancock.org/donate/

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Children’s Mentoring Connection of Hancock County (CMC) is a local agency providing mentoring programs to children ages 6 – 14. Our mission is to develop competent, caring, and confident youth through effective and measurable mentoring programs.

Phone: (419)422-6401 Donate: http://www.chopinhall.org/

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CHOPIN Hall provides food, clothing and personal care items to people in-need, free of charge.
We continued providing food to people in-need during the pandemic by transitioning to a “drive through” food distribution format.

Emergency Assistance for Those In Need
Phone: (419) 422-2222 Donate: http://www.cchsupport.org/

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Mission: To provide emergency assistance for our neighbors facing financial, emotional or spiritual needs in Hancock County, CCH helps with rent to prevent evictions, pays on utilities to prevent disconnection, provides food vouchers, helps with necessary medication, and many other requests. CCH also host Stuff the Bus and Project Happy Feet.

Dental Services for Those with Limited Resources
Phone: (419) 270-7093 Donate: http://www.dentalcenternwo.org/

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The Dental Center provides diagnostic, preventive and treatment dental services for children and adults with limited resources for dental care or benefits through Medicaid. We have been open for the last 8 weeks for those with dental emergencies. We will begin restorative services in the next week. We have updated our protocols and PPE to provide as safe an environment as possible for patients and staff at this time.

Behavioral Health Services
Phone: (419) 222-0144 Donate: http://www.frcohio.com/

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At the Family Resource Center, we fundamentally believe that prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover. We are about helping people find their path forward and seeing life through a hopeful lens. This is about more than programs, services and resources. This is about people who care deeply. People who have dedicated their lives to helping others. People who see not only see the challenges others face, but the person who faces them. The mission of Family Resource Center is to provide specialized behavioral health services to children, youth, adults, and families in our multicultural communities in order to strengthen family life and promote personal growth.

Support for Veterans
Phone: (419) 210-5072 Donate: https://flagcityhonorflight.org/

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Flag City Honor Flight is a hub of the National Honor Flight Network, serving Veterans of Findlay, Hancock County and surrounding areas. Each hub independently plans, raises funds and transports American Veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit their war memorials. We believe that all Veterans should have the opportunity to visit the memorials in Washington, D.C. that honor their military service and the sacrifices they made for America’s freedom. We make these visits possible.

Mental Health Resources
Phone: (419) 423-5071 Donate: https://focusrwc.org/product/donate-now/

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We are a recovery community organization offering free support and resources to anyone impacted by mental health, addiction, or trauma issues. At FOCUS, we provide a warm, welcoming space for people to learn skills, meet new people, and engage in their recovery. We connect people to other community resources when they are needed, provide education to the community, and organize recovery events. We can support you and your family on your journey of recovery from mental health problems, addiction, problem gambling or gambling addiction, or trauma issues.

Youth Leadership
Phone: (888) 350-5090 Donate: https://www.gswo.org/en/donate/donate.html

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Girl Scouts offers every girl in grades K-12 a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. At Girl Scouts, “Can I?” quickly turns into “I will!” as girls transform their ideas into action, turn their questions into adventure, and grow their confidence through practice.

Ice Skating for People with Disabilities

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Our mission is “to provide the opportunity for individuals with disabilities to increase their potential through the development of ice skating skills in a regular program of instruction and practice.” With the one-on-one assistance of an on-ice volunteer, participants improve balance, coordination, endurance, strength, and social skills. The annual end-of-season, on-ice choreographed performance serves as a source of motivation, teamwork, increased self-esteem and the ‘magic’ that results from transcending one’s barriers in order to accomplish one’s dreams.

Housing for Those In Need
Phone: (419) 429-1400 Donate: https://habitatfindlay.org/donate/donate-now/

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Now more than ever safe and affordable shelter is critical to a families success. Habitat for Humanity builds strength, stability, self-reliance, through shelter by building, rehabbing, and completing critical home repairs for families. For those who have the blessing of decent housing, I am asking for your help to make decent housing possible for another family, by making a donation through our online giving site. Your financial support is needed to fund home repair and new home construction projects for families and individuals in Hancock County.

Literacy
Phone: (419) 422-7525 Donate: https://hancockliteracy.org

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We exist to support and coordinate community initiatives that promote lifelong literacy.

Housing for Those In Need
Phone: (419) 427-2848 Donate: http://www.findlayhopehouse.org/

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Hope House serves homeless and impoverished individuals and families in Hancock County. Our dedicated and professional case management staff assists with maintaining and securing safe and affordable housing for hundreds of people each year. These households include men, women, families, veterans, and those who are disabled. In addition, Hope House serves as a main access point for fair housing assistance in Hancock County through providing individual and community education and advocacy. At Hope House we treat all people with dignity and respect, which leads to hope.

Animal Care
Phone: (419) 423-1664 Donate: http://www.hancockhumanesociety.com/

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The Humane Society & SPCA of Hancock County exists to educate the public on care and responsible treatment of animals; to humanely provide for and protect unwanted, lost and abused animals; and, to create a quality environment for all animals through its policies and presence in the community.

Support for Those with Developmental Disabilities
Phone: (419) 425-2638 Donate: https://kandugroup.org/

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Kan Du Group started making face masks to help members of the communities we serve be safer when in public. We are very excited to have had the opportunity to donate our masks. This project has given us many new skills including entrepreneurial skills selling our product. To continue this project, we need cotton fabric and 7/8″ grosgrain ribbon donations. Kan Du Group’s mission is to promote the independence and employability of adults with developmental disabilities, while providing an atmosphere to learn, communicate and connect.

Volunteer Community Service
Phone: (419) 721-4247 Donate: https://findlaykiwanis.org/

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Kiwanis is a worldwide organization of volunteers who change the world through service to children and communities. Kiwanis of Findlay is commemorating its 100th year of service by establishing a park at the site of the Little Red School House located on CR 236. The Club has partnered with the Hancock Historical Museum to develop what will be called Brucklacher Memorial Park. Please consider partnering with us to fund the completion of this park that will be utilized by thousands each year who visit the Little Red School House; as well as those in the community who can use a safe place for their children to play.

Volunteer Food Pantry
Phone: (877) 343-2187 Donate: http://www.lssnwo.org/

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The Findlay LSS Emergency Food Pantry is a choice pantry made possible by volunteers and located at St. John’s Lutheran Church. The target population is not specific to age, location or status. It is open to anyone who is experiencing food insecurity in Hancock County. Clients receive at least a three-day supply of food, depending on their choices. Hours are Mondays and Thursdays from 1 to 4pm and Tuesdays from 11am to 2pm

Performing Arts and Entertainment

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MCPA works continuously toward its mission of enriching the community through arts, culture and entertainment.

Opportunities for Disabled Individuals
Phone: (419) 306-2632 Donate: http://www.miracleleagueoffindlay.com/

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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 Miracle League. Encourage all children the opportunity to experience the joy and benefits that come from playing our National past time – Baseball.

Architecture
Phone: (419) 348-5785 Donate: https://www.msaadaarchitects.org/donate

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Our purpose is our name: Msaada means assistance in the East African language of Kiswahili. Since our founding in 1980, it has been our calling to assist the Developing World by providing Architectural and related professional services to organizations who serve others with a dedication to improving the human condition. Msaada recently moved its headquarters to Findlay, Ohio where we are currently serving projects in Haiti, South Sudan and Tanzania. Your donation to Msaada will make a world impact in the improvement of health, education and living conditions for persons less fortunate than ourselves.

Phone: (419)423-2995 Donate: http://www.nworrp.org/donate-today.html

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Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc. is unique among railroad groups in that we incorporate a diversity of interests – from model size to full scale. We believe each aspect communicates the importance railroads were, and continue to be, to our national and local history. Combining all of these interests together allows visitors a better understanding of the positive impact railroads have in our everyday lives.

Domestic Violence & Rape Crisis Services
Phone: (419)420-9261 Donate: https://openarmsfindlay.com/contributions

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Serving individuals affected by domestic violence and sexual assault through crisis intervention, emergency shelter, outreach, advocacy, prevention and education.

LGBTQ+ Mental Health, Education, Youth and Family

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LGBTQ+ Spectrum of Findlay is a local 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Since receiving our non-profit status in 2010, we have been building on the momentum that has propelled us into new avenues of service to our community.  This has included the forming of support groups, monthly social events, developing an Ally Directory, and expanding Pride month celebrations.

Care for Homeless Animals
Phone: (419) 957-3634 Donate: http://teddysrescue.org/#/donate

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The mission and vision of Teddy’s Rescue is to place dogs and cats, of all sizes and all breeds, who currently have no home into a loving, forever home. We are committed to providing the animals that come to Teddy’s Rescue with the best possible care while they wait for their forever homes. This includes each animal being spayed or neutered and up-to-date on all vaccinations and on heartworm and flea maintenance. We place animals in loving, responsible, committed, permanent homes following a comprehensive adoption process, which includes taking considerable care in finding good matches and educating prospective adopters about the responsibilities and costs of bringing an animal into their homes and lives.

Child Advocacy Center
Phone: (419) 425-1475 Donate: https://hancocksafechildren.com/donate

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The Center for Safe & Healthy Children is Hancock County’s Child Advocacy Center. A Child Advocacy Center is designed to minimize the trauma experienced by child victims of physical and sexual abuse by providing a safe, caring facility as well as a multidisciplinary response through prevention, intervention, and advocacy.

Social Enrichment
Phone: (419) 422-8238 Donate: https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/

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The Salvation Army is dedicated to serving humanity without discrimination.  We can offer food to those in need through our food pantry and soup kitchen and are sometimes able to assist with other needs.  We usually have social and enrichment programs for children and adults, but the Covid-19 pandemic has caused us to cease these. Due to cancellation of fundraisers and social distancing recommendations we are concerned about our Christmas season and how we will be able to help those in need in the upcoming holiday season. It’s only May but Christmas comes fast at The Salvation Army. Life can be stressful especially for those in need and we at The Salvation Army would like to make it a little less so.

Helping Those in Need

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Ensuring people are stably housed, food is available for all, and emerging needs are addressed, currently achieved through our Crisis Relief Fund. Thank you for measurably improving people’s lives!

Mentorship and Resources for those in the Criminal Justice System
Phone: (419) 722-7810 Donate: https://www.welcometoanewlife.org/donate

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Our mission is to provide mentorship and resources for people who are involved in the Hancock County criminal justice system, helping these individuals live crime-free, drug-free, productive lives.

Food Distributor
Phone: (419) 222-7946 Donate: http://www.westohiofoodbank.org/

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West Ohio Food Bank is the largest food distribution system in West Ohio coordinating, collecting, warehousing and distributing food. The process of getting food to individuals in need requires a dynamic infrastructure and sophisticated management. West Ohio Food Bank secures donations from national food and grocery manufacturers, retailers, shippers, packers and growers and from government agencies, individuals and other organizations.They In turn distribute food and grocery items, ensuring the safe storage and reliable distribution of goods to local food pantries and meal programs that served over 6 million meals to children, families, seniors and other groups at risk of hunger.

Christian Organization
Phone: (419) 434-4200 Donate: https://portal.icheckgateway.com/Winebrenner/

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Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s mission is to equip leaders for service in God’s Kingdom. Our community affirms three value statements which model what we desire to see lived out in our graduates: Centered on Christ and Rooted in Scripture – focusing on the person and redemptive work of Christ as described in Scripture, Rigorous Education of the Whole Person – preparing leaders for a lifetime of innovative service in the Kingdom of God, A Welcoming and Grace-Filled Community – inviting the individual to embody Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit

Pregnancy Services
Phone: (419) 424-9948 Donate: https://wrchancock.org

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At WRC, we are a safe place to land for those who may have an unexpected pregnancy. We offer free pregnancy tests/proof of pregnancy for Job and Family Services, diapers, baby blankets, parenting classes, and mentoring. All services are free of charge and delivered with care and confidentiality.

Health & Fitness
Phone: (419) 422-4424 Donate: https://www.findlayymca.org/main/philanthropy/

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The Findlay Family YMCA has been serving the community since 1888. The Mission of the YMCA is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Currently, in the COVID 19 Pandemic the Y is operating a Pandemic Child Care Center, providing much needed care for essential workers, offering virtual content to promote healthy living and youth development and providing meals through to children through the Feed-a-Child Program.

Christian Organization for Young At-Risk People
Phone: (419) 422-7452 Donate: http://www.yfcnwoh.org/

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Youth for Christ has been in the community since 1958.

Campus Life – Middle School and High School:
The Campus Life ministry combines healthy relationships with creative programs to help young people make good choices, establish a solid foundation for life, and positively impact their schools. Like every ministry of YFC, Campus Life seeks to engage these young people wherever they are found as lifelong followers of Jesus Christ.

City Life – Findlay MS & HS:
City Life in Findlay provides alternatives of hope to at-risk youth through caring relationships and developmental opportunities for the whole person (mental, social, physical, and spiritual) from ages 11 until their 19th birthday.

City Life – Rally Point Youth Center – Lima, OH:
Rally Point Youth Center helps teenagers in the Lima Community who have little positive guidance, poor self-esteem, and no ambitions. We reach out to them with an afterschool tutoring program, small group bible studies, and fun/learning in large group settings. We also provide transportation, meals, and snacks. Rally Point targets middle school and high school students between grades 6-12 (ages 12 until their 19th birthday).