Ways to Give

Lutheran Social Services of Northwest Ohio is registered as a charitable organization and in Good Standing in the State of Ohio. We file annual 990s and participate in full financial audits each year. This information can be found on our websites and at Guidestar (visit Guidestar.org to view our donor profile). We are happy to provide additional information for you, your financial planner and/or accountant to make all of the processes effortless for you.

Ways to Give

Prayer, Time and Talent are all engagement opportunities that mean the world to us. Our clients face many challenges, so as you join us in prayer, or offer your time and talents as a volunteer, they will join us in saying, “Thank you!” To volunteer in our Emergency Choice Food Pantry, please call 419-243-9178.  

Outright Gifts may be given as a direct contribution or a pledge that can be made over a specified period of time. Our staff is willing to meet with you to discuss the best gift to meet your giving needs. 

Planned Gifts are also an option for giving. While they require more planning and counsel than a traditional gift, we have established funds for our Ministry and we are always interested in meeting with you, and your financial or tax advisors.  At your direction, planned gifts can serve as a way to honor your legacy, serve as a memorial or honor a loved one by strengthening our programs for generations to come. 

You can designate several types of gifts that will support our programs and services:  

  • Gifts of cash, credit, checks and in-kind materials
  • Gifts of stocks and bonds
  • Gifts of appreciated securities
  • Gifts of life insurance, trusts or retirement plan proceeds 

Lutheran Social Services of Northwest Ohio will complete the necessary steps to accept gifts in-kind, designated United Way gifts, and other company “matching gift” programs that require documentation. 

Whether you would like to invest in our Ministry today or leave a gift after your lifetime, we would be honored to work with you to find an opportunity that lets you provide for your family and makes a significant difference for our clients.

For more information on giving. please contact Jeanette Hrovatich, Director of Planned Giving at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 419-972-4373. 

Jeanette Hrovatich, Director of Planned Giving 

Office: 419-972-4373
Cell: 419-779-4192
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Lutheran Social Services of Northwest Ohio

Administrative Offices
2149 Collingwood Blvd.
Toledo, OH 43620

Giving to the Emergency Choice Food Pantry

Our Emergency Choice Food Pantry serves approximately 900 individuals every month. It can be difficult to keep necessary items on the shelves. That's why we welcome donations of all sizes. You can drop off your donation at our Toledo office during normal business hours. If your donation is larger or you require assistance bringing it inside our office, please call us in advance at 419-243-9178 to set up a time to drop off.

A wish list of items our pantry needs can be found at this link.

If you would like to make a monetary donation to our Emergency Choice Food Pantry, please follow this link.