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To donate:

  • Planned giving
  • Corporate and major gifts
  • Annuities
  • Insurance

You can contact the VP of Development, Nikki MoreyIf you would like, you can also make an online donation by clicking the button below.

Email

419-214-3410

Make A Donation

Your donation enables us to provide those living in poverty with over 600-800 meals each day. Food donations must have been prepared in ServSafe® conditions or donated as whole, uncooked food. Deliveries can be made Monday – Friday 9am to 3pm. The delivery door is located on 16th Street between Washington and Monroe.

Contact the Team:

419-214-3205

Volunteers make up 1/3 of the human effort needed to run Cherry Street 365 days a year. Many volunteer opportunities allow the perfect fit for nearly everyone to get involved.

You can email our Community Relations Manager, Susan Graalman or call at 419.214.3419

If you would like to register online, you can sign up below.

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Special events and drives are opportunities for Cherry Street to reach out to poverty within our community. Your donation of time could be at one of our special events or you could host your own.

You can email our Events Coordinator

Email

419-214-3008

If you have questions regarding the following:

  • Public relations
  • Media Relations or Inquiries
  • Communications

You can contact the VP of Development, Nikki Morey

Email

419-214-3410

You can contact our CEO/President, Ann Ebbert

Email

419-214-4160

To learn more about becoming a Pillar of Hope click here

To request a tour of Cherry Street click here

Working together we can address the needs of those who are hungry and together we can start Feeding Futures.

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Thank you so much for thinking of ways you can help others in your community. Our Mac Street Café operates under the rules of the Health Department. That means we can only take food under very specific circumstances. Unfortunately, we will have to decline this offer. But please do call us again. Our needs change from time to time and we would like to stay in touch with you.

Alternate Suggestions

You can contact one of the following:

Right now we don’t have space or volunteers to handle donations like this. Thank you for thinking of ways you can help others in your community.

Alternate Suggestions

You can contact one of the following:

  • Epworth United Methodist at 419.531.4236
  • Habitat for Humanity at 419.382.1658
  • Water for Ismael at 419.720.8089
  • Salvation Army at 419.241.8231
  • Empower 1 at 419.327.7653

We cannot take mattresses. We can take new or in excellent condition pillows. Blankets and sheets need to be twin sized only.

Alternate Suggestions

You can contact one of the following:

  • Toledo Gospel Rescue Mission at 419.241.6579
  • Goodwill at 419.255.0070
  • Salvation Army at 419.241.8231
  • Empower 1 at 419.327.7653

Thank you for thinking of those served at Cherry Street. As a ministry we work with other organizations who are better suited to serve children. Cherry Street does not have children in our buildings or in our programming.

Alternate Suggestions

You can contact one of the following:

  • The Family House t 419.242.5505
  • Mom’s House at 419.241.5554
  • Baby U at 419.855.2516

Right now we don’t have space or volunteers to handle donations like this. We are living in abundance right now. You might want to make the donation to our partner, Goodwill. They have been a great partner with us. They supply our guests with vouchers to shop there, just like you and I shop there.

Alternate Suggestions

You can contact one of the following:

  • Toledo Gospel Rescue Mission at 419.241.6579
  • Goodwill at 419.255.0070
  • Empower 1 at 419.327.7653

ALL donations come to one location at the LRC. Even if it is meant for a specific group or shelter. Please bring all donations to 1501 Monroe Street 43604. Come to the door with a sign on the 16th street side. There is a doorbell right by the door. If you come during the regular hours someone will be there to help you unload. All donations are weighed and properly accounted for the IRS.

Sadly, we do not have the volunteers to handle requests such as this.

Alternate Suggestions

You can contact one of the following:

  •  Salvation Army at 419.241.8231
  • Easter Seals at 419.535.5750

Cherry Street does not have the ability or programming allowing for a request like this. You are encouraged to call 2-1-1 for assistance and possible resources.

Cherry Street stopped providing food boxes in summer of 2017. You can call 2-1-1 for a list of organizations that might be able to help you. You could also try Feed Your Neighbor through Lutheran Social Services.

Yes. Cherry Street ALWAYS has room for individuals over 18. Please come!

We work in partnership with the Toledo Public Library for the books used in the library at the Life Revitalization Center. They ensure we have a wide variety of books and rotate inventory out as it ages. We would love to take your donate but we are using their system to best serve the needs of the patrons of the library.

Alternate Suggestions

You can contact one of the following:

  • Toledo Public Library accepts clean, gently-used books, CDs and DVDs. Small quantities (one grocery bag or less) can be donated at any Library location. Larger donations can be donated to the Book Center at 1301 N. Reynolds Rd. on Fridays, 9 a.m. - noon.
  • 577 Foundation is located at 577 East Front Street in Perrysburg. The Once-Read Book center is open 7 days a week, 9am-5pm. Book donations are welcomed as well as browsers & those wishing to buy books! BOOK DONATIONS (Accepted In Boxes or Bags Only – Max. 5):

We are open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. If a person is new to us, you can come at any time. We aren’t going to turn anyone away simply because of what time it is. If we know you and are in relationship with you as a guest, check-in is after dinner and usually ends about 9 pm. However we make special arrangements with people who have to come in late after work or other such obligations. Those are dependent upon previous conversations and previous arrangement.

At your first check-in you can come at any time. After that you will need to have had a conversation with a Cherry Street staff member if you have a job or a situation that does not allow you to be in at the 9pm curfew. Otherwise the curfew is 9pm.

To start off, no. We have partners that will help you get your ID immediately.

If you have an ID, please bring that. Belongings you bring with you need to be able to fit into a tote. The storage tote is approximately 18 x 14 X 17 inches. When you stay with us, you are allowed to store items in the storage tote. You can gain access to your tote twice a day. The totes stay locked in a room. All other belongs not in the tote need to go with you each day. Guests are not permitted to have food in the resident houses or stored in totes. Weapons and illegal drugs are also not permitted.

Cherry Street works in collaboration with other organizations who provide equipment to those staying at Cherry Street.

Alternate Suggestions

You can contact one of the following:

  • Catholic Charities at 419.244.6711
  • ISOH/IMPACT (supplies shipped overseas to disaster areas) at 419.878.8548
  • The Ability Center at 419.885.5733

2-1-1 is a special abbreviated telephone number reserved in Canada and the United States as an easy-to-remember three-digit telephone number meant to provide information and referrals to health, human and social service organizations.