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Just one person donating time or essential items can make the difference between crisis and stability, illness and health, or loneliness and support.

Just one person can be a light in someone’s life and a hero during a difficult time of transition.





Will that person be you?

We need you in Ashland County! Help Associated Charities by volunteering or donating clothes, cash, and food.

Associated Charities is supported by people like you who want to enrich lives and experience the rewards of supporting the local community.

How Your Support Makes a Difference in Ashland, Today:

We Love Our Volunteers!

Jean Diercks and Rosemary Caster were just 2 of the many volunteers helping at our JUSST back to school program. With the help of our many donors and volunteers we were able to provide our local youth with new clothes, shoes and school supplies.

Thank you!



Feed the Hungry


We are so proud of the Ashland County Food Bank. Through the generosity of our local churches, individuals and companies we are able to provide: meat, eggs, milk, cheese, bread, cereal, vegetables, fruit, potatoes and much more. We also carry taxable items like toilet paper, laundry soap, bath soap, feminine products, toothpaste, etc.

Thanks again to our caring donors that help us  help others.


Perrysville Satellite

In 2011 the Ashland County Food Bank Board saw a need to reach out into our county with a “mobile” food pantry. The first area targeted was the Perrysville area. So in July of 2011 the first of 2 satellites was started. The Perrysville Food Satellite is held on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 6 pm until the food is gone at the Perrysville Community Center (First Street). This satellite is for Ashland County residents residing in the Perrysville/Loudonville school districts. It averages 30 families per month.

"Kids Fest"

Our  7th annual "Kids Fest" was once again a huge success. We have so many people to thank for their help - the donors that gave items for our raffle/silent auction and the ones that donated the hotdogs and ice cream. Thanks to the many volunteers that  helped in the heat and those that baked goodies for our bake sale. And we have to thank the community for their continued support of our "Kids Fest". All money raised is used to purchase clothing for our Ashland County youth.

Thank you!


“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you."

- John Bunyan

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and we could use your help. A donation of $40 would provide a family of 4 with the traditional Thanksgiving meal. Any amount would help purchase needed Thanksgiving food. Last year we helped over 300 families.