Spring has come to Toledo, Ohio, and we’re ready to celebrate! Our community is filled with festive events for the whole family – here are a few of our favorites that you won’t want to miss.

Oregon Easter at Cedar Creek Church

Sponsored by: CedarCreek Church
Where: CedarCreek Church Oregon Campus
When: Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 5 PM EDT – 6:15 PM EDT
Price: Free · Duration: 1 hr 15 min

For many of us, spring brings a sense of – or a craving for – hope and freedom, especially in light of what we’ve been through in the past year. If that speaks to where you’re at right now, no matter who you are, what situation you’re in, or what you believe, we believe you’ll enjoy CedarCreek’s Easter service.

Easter Service
3540 Seaman Rd.
Oregon, OH 43616
Sat 4/3 – 5pm
Sun 4/4 – 9am & 11am

No seat reservations are needed this Easter! Come as you are and invite somebody you care about.
Find more details and invite tools at CedarCreek.tv/easter.

Sylvania Spring Expo & Market

Sponsored by: Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce
Where: Sylvania Tam O’shanter Sports Inc
When: Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 9 AM EDT – 3 PM EDT
Price: Free · Duration: 6 hr

The team at the Sylvania Chamber is working to ensure safety as our top priority for the 18th Annual Sylvania Spring Expo. We are proud to host one of Northwest Ohio’s first indoor events in 2021 sponsored by Dave White Chevrolet!
Through guidelines from the Toledo Lucas County Health Department, the event’s safety features will include:

  • 9am-10am Early-Bird hour for compromised event-goers
  • Facial coverings required at all times for all entering the facility
  • One-way traffic flow
  • Occupancy and capacity will be monitored & tracked at the door
  • Hand sanitizer will be available
  • Each booth will be separated by full-length barriers
  • Routine cleaning & sanitizing of high touch surfaces will be completed
  • Social distancing encouraged

Event details copied from: https://www.facebook.com/events/958540814953118/

Tabernacle Church Bed Build

Sponsored by: Let’s Build Beds
Where: 531 Pinewood Toledo, OH 43604
When: Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 9 AM EDT
Price: Free

Tabernacle Church is partnering with Let’s Build Beds to host a bed build on Saturday, April 10th from 9 am till 12 pm. Their goal is to build 30 beds and to collect bedding and monetary donations. New twin-size sheets, comforters, blankets, and pillows will be accepted. Anyone that would like to come out and volunteer, we would love to have you. No experience required. All ages and abilities are welcome.

Event details copied from: https://www.facebook.com/events/451897276170790/

ReStore the Earth: Recycling Event

Sponsored by: ReStore – Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity, Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity and Keep Toledo/Lucas County Beautiful, Inc.
Where: Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity
When: Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 10 AM EDT – 2 PM EDT
Price: Free · Duration: 4 hr

Celebrate Earth Day at Habitat for Humanity for Humanity ReStore in Maumee.

On April 17, you can take any acceptable items that need to be recycled to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore on 1310 Conant St. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Accepted items that can be recycled are:

  • Latex paint for $1 per gallon
  • Electronics (free). Computers, printers, servers, and personal electronics are accepted. TVs are not accepted.
  • Styrofoam (free)
  • Boat wrap (free)
  • Cardboard (free)
  • Paper shredding (free)

The four-hour event features multiple opportunities for the community to get involved either by recycling, donating or shopping at the store.

The Habitat for Humanity ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell building materials, appliances, new and gently used furniture, and home accessories at a fraction of retail price.

Event information copied from: https://www.facebook.com/events/1159870404472234/

Mercy Health Glass City Marathon #44

Where: Glass City Marathon
When: Apr 23 at 4 PM EDT – Apr 25 at 2 PM EDT
Tickets: glasscitymarathon.org
RACE DAY • SUNDAY, APRIL 25, 2021

  • Mercy Health Glass City Marathon • 44th Running
  • Owens Corning Half Marathon • 12th Running
  • YARK Subaru 5-Person Relay Marathon
  • Savage 5k (Shakeout Saturday)
  • Glass City Kids’ Marathon (Saturday 1/4mi – 1/2mi – 1mi)

Visit www.GlassCityMarathon.org for full details, pricing, tips, and registration information.

The low-low rates you’ve come to expect from the Mercy Health Glass City Marathon remain the same as last year. The earlier you signup to Run Glass City, the better pricing will be available. Tiered/block are in place for this year’s running. Tier/block pricing rewards the earliest registrants with the best rates possible while maintaining our extremely competitive pricing throughout the year. All events have been set up with total registrant caps on each block. Once each block sells out, subsequent tier/block prices activate automatically until the event sells out completely.

Event information copied from: https://www.facebook.com/events/626974444430651/

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Matching Gifts: Double Your Donation

Every year we have a Match Campaign – an exciting way for you to double your impact. During this campaign, our match partners will match your monetary donation to Leading Families Home.

Match partners also include corporate sponsors who match their employees’ donations. If you’d like to participate, find out if your employer matches employee donations to 501(c)(3) organizations and contact us.

Host a 3rd Party Fundraiser

Do you love to plan events? You can raise donations for LFH by hosting your own event! Have fun and make an impact on our community. Ask for donations instead of birthday gifts or baby shower presents.

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