About Us

About Friends of LCCS

Friends of Lucas County Children Services (LCCS) began in 1999 as a project sponsored by the Junior League of Toledo. In 2002, we became an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the mission of enhancing the lives of children and families served by Lucas County Children Services.

Consisting entirely of volunteers, Friends of LCCS fulfills its work by raising funds and recruiting volunteers to help sponsor and provide enrichment activities and experiences. Our supported initiatives include the LCCS holiday gift drive and party, high school graduation and adoption ceremonies, summer caregiver picnics, a school supplies backpack drive, and a safe community-wide Trunk-or-Treat event in central Toledo.

Friends of LCCS also serves to uplift foster parents and relative caregivers by showing them appreciation and providing them opportunities to interact with and gain support from each other.

Board of Directors

Clare Armbruster, President
Alec Falkenberg, Treasurer
Sherry Dunn, Secretary
Gloria Cooper
Daniel Garcia
Mary Toneff
Emma VanWinkle

Thank you to our amazing donors.

Family Visits Playground Renovation:

The Andersons Fund
Bill Rowles Community Foundation Grant
France Stone Foundation
Lott-Conlon Foundation
Lucas-County Health Department
Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Lucas County Commissioners
Mercy Health Foundation Grey Nun Community Fund
Molina Healthcare
Ohio Department of Health
Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
Project iAM
Roach Family Foundation
Toledo Rotary Foundation Grant
United Way Emerging Leaders
Youth in Philanthropy Encouraging Excellence (YIPEE)

2021 General Donations:

Barney’s Convenience Mart Buckeye Broadband
BASF
Alan Corbitt
Designetics Cares Foundation
Directions Credit Union
Greater Toledo Community Foundation
Joshua & Mary Ann Hoye
Brian Kohler
Local 92 Charities
Meijer
Molina Healthcare
Bonnie Prescott
Schaffer & Associates LPA
Sara Soto & Thomas Taylor
Spengler Nathanson PLL
Teamsters Care, Inc.
United Methodist Women
United Way of Greater Toledo

About Lucas County Children Services

Lucas County Children Services protects children at risk of abuse and neglect. LCCS works with families, service providers, and community members to assess risks and coordinate community-based services that result in safe, stable, and permanent families for children.

Learn more about Lucas County Children Services:

Consider becoming a foster or adoptive parent. For information on this rewarding opportunity, call Lucas County Children Services at 419-213-3336.