Your Toledo Rotary Club Foundation recently awarded the Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo a grant in the amount of $5,400. The funds were used to purchase 20 replacement mattresses, protector pads and bedding for their LaPosada Emergency Family Shelter.
The Toledo Rotary Club Foundation Community Service Committee members received the request, participated in the vetting process and made the decision to recommend grant approval to our Club Board and Foundation Trustees. It is due to the countless Toledo Rotarians who give unselfishly, which enables us to provide these grants. Thank you to everyone who continues to support our Toledo Rotary Club Foundation, so we can continue to aid in supporting the needs of our community!
Rodney Schuster, Executive Director of the Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo, attended our Monday, November 19 Rotary program, to accept the check and thank Toledo Rotarians for their support. Mr. Schuster explained that the funds do more than merely replace mattresses. La Posada Family Emergency Shelter offers temporary housing and supportive services to homeless families of all faiths and backgrounds in the Toledo area. They provide shelter, food, clothing, personal hygiene products and case management.
Catholic Charities’ staff empower families to achieve self-sufficiency through programs that help them identify goals and build on their strengths to attain them. By providing shelter, supportive resources and linking people to resources in the community, Catholic Charities helps vulnerable families achieve stable housing and become self-sufficient.