Donate in person

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

Donate by mail

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

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.


For over thirty-five years, The Youngstown Foundation has administered a Support Fund which provides “approved local charities” the opportunity to receive an additional 10% grant for contributions received for their organization.

Increase your giving at no cost to you thanks to the Youngstown Foundation. Here is a simple and free opportunity to add 10% 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 10% 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


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

Leaving a Legacy with your Will planning

Many wonderful friends from the Valley have included a gift to the Rescue Mission in their will or with donor advised funds over the years. The trust that this demonstrates in our ministry is much appreciated and is humbling.

Here are some widely known resources to get you started. We encourage you to work with your personal attorney, as well as conduct some research!

Making a will in Ohio – information from NOLO

Making a will in Ohio – information from LegalZoom

Learn about wills and bequests – In His Steps Foundation

Learn about donor advised funds – In His Steps Foundation

Planning your legacy – information from Crown Financial

Ohio Wills FAQ – information for the Ohio Bar Association

(The Mission does not endorse or have a partnership with any of the organizations listed above. Links are merely provided for information purposes)

If you have included the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley in your estate planning, we would love to thank you personally! Please let us know by calling our CEO, VP of Finance or VP of Development at 330-744-5485. Your giving is such an encouragement to others. Thanks for sharing! Please feel free to download and return this NOTICE OF BEQUEST form to the Mission if you would like us to know about your future gift planning.

Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley Tax ID number 34-6006424



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. was sold and 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 HYGIENE 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)


  • 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


  • Sheets (twin)
  • Towels
  • Wash Cloths


  • 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.


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.