How We Use Financial Donations

Donations from generous community organizations, businesses, and citizens help our mission cover the basic expenses to operate and help purchase the everyday household supplies needed to make each home a comfortable place to live. Prayerfully consider our mission and where God is leading you in this area of stewardship. Your donations help with…

  • Utilities
  • GED Class fees
  • Paper products
  • Food
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Hygiene Products
  • Personal Resident Expenses
  • Employment or Interview Clothing
  • Shoes

Please note, your generous financial donations are applied to Guiding Light and/or the Resting Place – wherever it is needed most.

Please make checks to Guiding Light (we are unable to accept checks written to Resting Place).

We are a 501 C 3Non Profit Organization. Your donations are tax deductible! Visit the IRS website for information on how to claim charitable deductions on your tax statement.

How to Donate Financially

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  • Venmo: @guidinglightlima
  • Amazon Smile (truth for youth)
  • Employer Matching Program
  • Donate via PayPal
    (Link will take you to PayPal’s website)
  • Mail a check:
    Truth for Youth dba Guiding Light Ministries
    592 S. Main St.
    Lima, OH 45804
  • Our mission is by chance or appointment during the week, and on Saturday 12-4pm. Contact us to set up a time to drop off food, household goods, and/or new or gently used items
  • Cash: We also accept cash donations given to a staff member at the address above

Donating Items

We welcome donations of essential things but have a strong need for items which need replenishing regularly such as cleaning products, paper products, personal care items, and food. Clothing and new/gently used items for the house, moms, and children are also welcome and will be distributed as they are needed. Please contact us first with durable/reusable goods first to see if we have a need for those items as our space for storing things is limited.

Growth and multiplication is part of our future plans. Large “items” such as cars and houses are always accepted, and we will work with you to ensure the smooth transition of such large investments.

You can donate an unwanted vehicle and the proceeds will go to our mission! If you are interested in donating, please contact CARS directly at 855-500-7433.

We respectfully care for our donations and distribute them among the homes as they are needed.

All donations can be dropped off at the Guiding Light location on 592 S. Main St, Lima OH. We are open by chance or appointment during the week.

We are very thankful and very appreciative to all of you that have already donated and continue to do so, and thank you in advance for the ones who are considering donating to our organization. May God bless these donations to help us reach lives for Christ!

Current Needs

Thank you for your generosity! We are in need of the following items/household goods. In the case of reusable/durable goods, gently used is acceptable!

Cleaning/Home care Supplies

  • Mop soap
  • Hand towels
  • PLEDGE spray
  • Dishwasher tabs
  • Window cleaner
  • Lysol wipes
  • Light bulbs
  • Clothing iron

Kitchen Supplies

  • Paper Products (toilet paper, paper towels, paper plates, facial tissue, napkins)
  • Ziploc bags of all sizes
  • Silverware
  • Dishcloths and dish towels (used is ok!)
  • Cookie sheets
  • Foil, saran wrap
  • Reusable 9×13 casserole dishes (glass/metal/porcelain etc)
  • Garbage bags
  • Dishes
  • Drinking glasses
  • Frying pans
  • Spices

Personal Care/Hygiene

  • Devotionals
  • Tampons
  • Hats/gloves
  • Washcloths
  • Bath towels

Updated Feb 2023

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