Other Ways to Give

Donate

Donate in person

At the Emergency Shelter at 962 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (any time)

Donate by mail

Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley
PO Box 430
Youngstown, OH 44501

Donate on your phone

Just text “RESCUE to 31996 and you’ll receive a link to our online giving page! Thanks for donating.

Donate to the Mission’s Capital Campaign to build a replacement emergency shelter.


Matching Gifts Opportunity

Increase your giving at no cost to you thanks to the Youngstown Foundation. Here is a simple and free opportunity to add 5% to your donation of $100–$5,000 to the Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley courtesy of the Youngstown Foundation.

Giving via The Youngstown Foundation by check

  • Write your check (minimum: $100; maximum: $5,000) out to Youngstown Foundation on the “pay to the order of” line.
  • In the memo section, write Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley.
  • Mail your check to the Rescue Mission; PO Box 430 Youngstown, Ohio 44501.

The Mission will forward your gift to the Youngstown Foundation for processing. The Youngstown Foundation will send the full amount of the gift, plus 5% back to the Rescue Mission!

Giving via The Youngstown Foundation online

You can also use this form on the Youngstown Foundation website to give to The Mission. Check the box next to the Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley and complete the form.

Sample gifts

Your initial donationAmount of Youngstown Foundation MatchYour gift to the Mission is now:
$100.00$5.00$105.00
$500.00$25.00$525.00
$2,500.00$125.00$2,625.00

For more details on this support fund, please visit the Youngstown Foundation’s website.

Donating Items to the Mission

NOTICE

As of October, 2015 the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley is limiting the types of in-kind donations we are able to use to bless our clients. Please note that the Distribution Center located at 2246 Glenwood Ave. will no longer serve as a drop off location for donations. We ask that our generous donors bring gifts to our Shelter located at 962 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd and please limit the types of donations made to the mission to the following: CASH, FOOD, PERSONAL HYGEINE ITEMS, BUS TICKETS, and OTC Meds. THANK YOU!

Download a copy of our most recent needs list here. (Same items are listed below)

Food Items

  • #10 Cans (Potatoes, Spaghetti Sauce, Vegetables)
  • Meats (Bacon, Breakfast Sausage, Ground Beef, Hot dogs, Italian Sausage, Pork Butts)
  • Spices (Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Chicken Base, Beef Base)_
  • Condiments (BBQ Sauce, Hot Sauce, Italian Dressing, Mayo, Miracle Whip, Ranch Dressing)
  • Staples (Butter, Eggs, Cooking Oil, Cooking Spray, Fresh Fruit, Milk, Dry Milk, Sugar, Brown Sugar)

Household

  • Batteries
  • Paper products (Dessert Plates, 8 oz coffee cups, Napkins, Paper Towels, Tissues, Toilet Paper)
  • Supplies (Freezer bags, Heavy duty foil, Sandwich bags, Styrofoam bowls and trays, Trash bags, Disinfectant wipes)

Personal Items

Aerosol deodorants, Disposable Razors, Feminine Needs, Foot Powder, Hand Sanitizers, Shampoo, Soap, Toothbrushes/Paste

Linens

  • Sheets (twin)
  • Towels
  • Wash Cloths

Miscellaneous

  • Kitchen Aprons
  • O.T.C Meds
  • Gift cards for grocery stores, GFS and Sam’s Club

A car or truck

Donate your old car, receive tax deduction benefits and enjoy knowing that you’re helping people in need at the Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley.

Bus Tickets

The Mission uses coupons from the phone book to purchase bus tickets at a discount for our clients who use them to get to appointments and job search. Individual ride bus tickets or a cash donation to purchase passes is always appreciated.

Intangibles

If you work for a business or organization, there are many ways you can support the Mission. Set aside space for the Mission to display materials. Donate room in your print publications as free ad space. Offer a matching challenge to your employees who will donate money to a non-profit. Allow employees a few hours to volunteer while on the job. Be a sponsor of a Mission fundraising event.

Policies & Associations


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