#GivingTuesday 2020

. November 3, 2020.

Help others through the gift of your time, donations, goods or your voice. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving 

fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.  Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.  One of the best ways to get involved is in your own community.  We’ve created a directory to help you find organizations, charities, events and more in your
own community.


Arrowhead Behavioral Health

A modern in-patient and out-patient facility in Maumee, OH providing a variety of services to those in need, Arrowhead offers treatment for psychiatric disorders and chemical dependency. Arrowhead also provides confidential assessments at no cost, 24 hours a day.



Screen Shot 2020-10-23 at 11.13.44 AMThomas M. Wernert Center

Providing support meetings for everything from anger management and schizophrenia to providing necessary tools for recovery, the Wernert Center gives members a chance to heal with peers in a safe environment.



TOledo Jewish federationJewish Federation of Greater Toledo

Using the central tenets of Judaism as their guide, the Jewish Federation provides services designed to bolster the Jewish community. The group supports philanthropy, community and cultural awareness, both inside and outside Northwest Ohio.



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