Give, Donate, Change a Life – Ways to Donate in Marion, Ohio

It’s an unfortunate reality that many in our community are in need and could use your help. There are many ways you can help and give back to our community, from financial to tangible donations (such as food, clothing, etc) to simply volunteering your time, and no gift is too small! Whether it’s $10 or $100 or an hour of your time or 10 hours, you’ll be doing a world of good for someone in need within our community.


If you’re a non-profit agency that accepts donations of items, time, or money and would like to be listed in on this page, please contact us!


Volunteering: This is an agency or organization that accepts donations in the form of volunteering your time.
Monetary Donations: This is an agency or organization that accepts monetary donations.
Tangible Item Donations: This is an agency or organization that acceptions donations in the form of food, clothes, household items, and other tangible items.

Boys and Girls Club of Marion County
565 Oak Street, Marion, OH 43302

Donations accepted: Monetary donations offer the most versatility, but they also accept school/art supplies, electronics, sporting equipment, and more. To make an online donation or to volunteer as a mentor, please visit their website – click here
Cents for Shoes

Donations accepted: Cents for Shoes raises funds to purchase $20 gift cards to Payless Shoesource for Marion County children in need of shoes. They accept monetary donations. Donations may be sent to Stand for Children c/o Robin Rick, 249 E. Center St. Marion OH 43302.

Contact Care-Line

Donations accepted: CONTACT Care-Line is manned by volunteers who are continually trained and supervised. No advance training is needed, and training is provided by the Marion Area Counseling Center, free of charge.  To learn more about becoming a CONTACT Care-Line volunteer call Linda Harris at 740-387-5210.
Leapin’ Outreach Center
287 S. State St., Marion, OH 43302

Donations accepted: good and clean clothing, household items such as sheets, blankets and towels and also monetary donations. For a complete list of the items Leapin’ carries please visit their website – click here

Marion Goodwill Industries
Corporate Office

340 W. Fairground St., Marion, OH 43302

Donations Accepted: Marion Goodwill accepts gently used clothing, household items, and furniture to be resold in retail stores. The proceeds fund programs and services to help local individuals find and keep jobs. Monetary donations are accepted as well. See website for all programs and locations.
Marion Shelter Program
326 West Fairground St., Marion, OH 43302

Donations Accepted: Monetary doantions and non-monetary donations. For details on making non-monetary donations, call 740-387-4550.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
197 East Center Street, Marion, OH 43302

Donations Accepted: Food, winter coats/gloves, volunteers, monetary donations.
Turning Point
PO Box 875, Marion, OH 43301-0875
740-382-8988 for local and business calls

Donations accepted: Turning Point accepts a variety of item donations as well as monetary donations. A current list can be found on Turning Point’s website – click here. For information on ways you can volunteer, click here.

United Way of Marion County
125 Executive Drive, Suite 100, Marion, OH 43301-0875

Donations accepted:United Way of Marion County works with 22 agency partners to support more than 41 programs that focus on issues involving education, income, health and safety net. Reach out a hand to one and influence the condition of all by giving, advocating, and volunteering. Find out how at