Read a Letter From
Our Honorary Chairman
Carleton P. Palmer III
In what ways can I get involved?
You may mail your donation or pledge with this pledge card and send it to:
510 West Main Cross
Findlay, OH 45840
Prayer is one of the greatest ways you can help. Pray for the challenges ahead and the trust in His plan to do great work at City Mission.
Meeting the Need
For over 79 years, City Mission has been committed to helping the homeless and needy of Findlay, Hancock County and the surrounding area. The services the Mission provides are vital to this community. The need for these services; the requests for housing, meals and food boxes continues to rise.
The City Mission needs to expand its facility to be able to meet the current and future needs of this community. The City Mission was at or near capacity for most of the last 3 years. The majority of those staying at the Mission (65-70%) came from a 25-mile radius of Findlay.
The Mission is the only emergency shelter in this area for families. In 2013, the Mission housed 41 families with a total of 27 children. We were not able to house an additional 15 families with a total of 25 children.
More room is needed for serving meals at the Mission to residents and drop-ins from the community. The current dining room seats 30, but in 2013 there were 187 nights when supper had to be served in two or three shifts to accommodate everyone. On 91 nights, attendance ranged between 40 and 92.
A more commercial size kitchen is needed to safely handle the larger amounts of food being donated to and served at the Mission. The size of the kitchen was adequate for the Mission’s staff and volunteers when the first addition was built in 1998. Now there are more meals being prepared and essentially all of the food used in the on-site meals is donated. A larger, commercial kitchen is needed as safe and proper storage and preparation are essential.
The Expansion will provided much needed meeting, class and mentoring space for the Mission’s Day Center program. While the Mission is an emergency shelter, individuals who are willing to join longer term programs in conjunction with Day Center classes and training are offered extended stays. These longer stays allow them time to work on resolving issues that lead to their homelessness, find work and save enough money to move into their own housing.
Join in a new vision of caring for the homeless and needy men, women and children of this community. This is a vision which meets both the physical and spiritual needs of those who have fallen on hard times. The City Mission provides a REFUGE where they can regain their strength in a safe place and begin again from a strong foundation. A caring staff provides HOPE through training, support and spiritual guidance.
Your gifts to the “Eyes To See, Hearts To Give” capital campaign will create a “living endowment“ that will be used to house and feed your neighbors in need. You are investing in the future of the City Mission. More importantly, you are investing in the futures of the hundreds of men, women and children who will come to the Mission seeking refuge and hope.
When you give to the City Mission Capital Campaign you are partnering with a ministry with a proven track record of providing for a real need to Findlay, Hancock County and surrounding areas. You can have confidence in knowing that your gift does make a difference.
Please join in this vision of caring for those in need in this community.
Sheltering the homeless since 1934.
510 West Main Cross
The City Mission of Findlay is a proud member of the following organizations:
Association of Gospel Rescue Missions, Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, and Findlay Hancock Chamber of Commerce
*The pictures and names of the homeless, unless specifically noted, are not of local homeless people.
This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.