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Saturday, December 5, 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 local nonprofit directory below, you will be able to donate to multiple nonprofits that need your help in these uncertain times.

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.

Support for Youth

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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.

Phone: (419) 422-5415 Donate: https://campfirenwohio.com/
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.

Children’s Programming
Phone: (567) 250-9616 Donate: https://www.cmfindlay.com/donate.html

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The Children’s Museum of Findlay, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, has been inspiring children, connecting families, and building community through exploration, exhibits, programming, and play since we opened our doors in July 2014. We are a museum just for kids! Located in the Findlay Mall, our hands-on exhibits help children aged birth to ten years old learn all about science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics through a variety of activities tailored just for their learning experience.

Adult Learning

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The DayBreak SAIDO Learning Center offers older adults the opportunity to improve their lives through a half-day program devoted to their cognitive engagement and enrichment while at the same time offering respite care for their caregivers.

Assistance to Cancer Patients in Seneca County
Phone: (419) 937-2540 Donate: http://www.factsenecacounty.org/

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FACT is a local, not for profit organization offering financial assistance to cancer patients in Seneca County (and Fostoria addresses in Wood County). FACT provides financial assistance for transportation to cancer treatments and doctor visits, and reimbursement for cancer medications, treatment and supplies not covered by insurance. FACT is governed by an all-volunteer board which allows 100% of donations to go to clients. Last year, thanks to tremendous community support, FACT gave out nearly $239,000 to more than 200 clients. FACT is a partner with Fostoria United Way and is an Associate Member of Tiffin United Way.

Community Aid
Phone: (419) 435-2555 Donate: https://unitedwayoffostoria.org/

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FCFHF matches the needs of Fostorians with available resources. The agency administers several aid programs, including the Emergency Relief Fund of United Way of Fostoria. The ERF provides emergency assistance for mortgage or rent, utilities, food, and access to health and medical care to Fostorians impacted by COVID-19. FCFHF also coordinates with other agencies to sponsor food distributions from the West Ohio Food Bank as well as drives to collect food, toiletries and cleaning supplies in support of the helping agencies.

Arts in Fostoria

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FCAC has served the Fostoria community since 1998 as a strictly non-profit, all volunteer 501 c-3 organizations who’s mission is to educate and enrich the Fostoria area community through the coordination and promotion of the arts.

City Beautification
Phone: (419) 435-1718 Donate: https://www.facebook.com/FostoriaFarmersMarket

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A main mission of the Fostoria Garden Club, Ltd. is to beautify the city.

Family, Spiritual, Social, Mental & Physical Well-Being
Home Phone: (419) 435-6608 Donate: https://gearyfamilyymca.org

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The Geary Family YMCA is a charitable organization with an inclusive environment driven to enrich the quality of family, spiritual, social, mental and physical well being for all.

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.

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.

Pantry for Those in Need
Phone: (419) 619-0183 Donate: http://www.pantry-plus.org/

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Pantry Plus of Seneca County, was formed in September of 2011. We operate out of an office in Downtown Fostoria, but we serve all of Seneca County including those people who live in the 44830 Fostoria Zip. We are a “choice Pantry” where you walk down a grocery isle like a little store and choose the items your family will use.

Transportation
Phone: (419) 448-7344 Donate: http://www.senecascat.org/

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Seneca-Crawford Area Transportation, (SCAT) provides transportation to all residents in Seneca and Crawford Counties, including Metro Fostoria. Many of the people who use our transit service are the elderly, disable and/or economically disadvantaged. The main goal of our agency is to ensure the freedom of mobility, especially the elderly and those with disabilities. There has been a steady increase of elderly and disabled residents needing public transportation. SCAT continues to provide a safe and reliable transportation service for all Seneca and Crawford residents to get them to life’s basic needs: medical appointments, grocery shopping and even to the beauty shop. SCAT also provides medical transportation to the urban cities: Cleveland, Toledo and Columbus, where residents can access specialized medical appointments.

Community Support
Phone: (419) 435-4484 Donate: https://unitedwayoffostoria.org/

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UWF conducts an annual community-wide fundraising campaign to raise support for 16 Agency Partners which provide health, education, income stability and safety net services to Fostorians. UWF monitors emerging and unmet community needs. It works to meet these needs through its community impact grants and in cooperation with local service agencies, government, schools, churches and businesses. The newly created Emergency Relief Fund enables UFW to respond quickly to assist victims during this time of COVID-19 pandemic. See First Call For Help Fostoria, a UWF service, for more ERF information.