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Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley is 100% privately funded. We are entirely dependent upon the generous support of individuals, business and foundations in Youngstown, the entire Mahoning Valley and friends all over the country and DO NOT receive Government or United Way funding.

If you believe in the work of the Rescue Mission in Youngstown, Ohio and want to help, there are several ways you can do so. Broadly speaking, you can give your financial support, your time and/or your influence.

If you have a great idea for a fundraiser, we would love to hear from you! Contact our Development Department at 330-744-5485 and let’s chat!

And, many groups have asked us for a calendar of monthly most needed items! So feel free to plan ahead and use this calendar to give you some ideas of practical ways to give to help the Mission!

Every week donors kindly drop off or order online items that we use within the Ministry. Here are some of the most needed items if you would like to donate. And if you are interested in hosting a collection drive, call us and let us know! We’d be happy to drop off and pick up a collection barrel. Download a copy of our needs list here.

GIVING TREE IDEA – We would love to have you print and display these ornaments!

Here is an idea to donate meals this Christmas!

SET UP A GIVING TREE! Would you like to set up a giving tree at your business, church or with a group? You are welcome to download and print our giving tree ornaments and display them! We appreciate you!

Download a pdf of the ornaments here and place any amount you like on your tree! And there is a single page version here if you would like smaller ornaments.



These students from Heartland Christian School engaged their families and community in a simulated night of homelessness. They slept in cardboard boxes on their school playground and raised nearly $14,000 for the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley.


This youngster raised $501 for the Rescue Mission by making and selling fudge with his family!


Josh Avery raised nearly $10,000 by training for a marathon and asking his friends and family to give gifts to the Mission instead of gifts to him for his 30th birthday.


Dr. Lalama hosts a food drive every year at his practice to help the Mission.