Donate to Children's Theatre Workshop

According to the 2018 Ohio Arts Education Data Project, only 11 out of 131 schools in Lucas County offer theatre education programs–and absolutely none in TPS elementary schools. By contrast, CTW teaches theatre education to more than 475 students every year; 48% of those students are Toledo residents.


Theatre education is more than putting on a play. It’s practicing skills like public speaking, leadership, service, critical thinking, literacy, empathy. And it’s more than skills. It’s the joy of a theatre family.

Tuition for theatre education lessons and productions at CTW is $150; less than half of what it costs to put on programs. Programs for TPS students are completely free; we rely upon grants and donations to cover the costs of teachers and supplies. We also provide up to $4,200 in scholarships each year.


So, thank you. For joining us in our efforts to give theatre to every child.


You can contribute to CTW through our Facebook page* , by donating through our Paypal button below, or mail a check to us at 2417 Collingwood Blvd, Toledo, OH 43620.


*They waive all processing fees! 100% of your donation goes to us!



Wish List

CTW is continually looking for supplies to help us out in every aspect of our productions.

Please let us know if there is something you can donate.

*Denotes items that CTW is in desperate need of.


  • Dumpster Rental
  • New storage systems for hardware and tools
  • New Dewalt 10” Power Miter Saw
  • New Dewalt 15 amp 10” table saw
  • Creation of workbench for 16’ cutting area for miter saw
  • New Makita or Rigid 15 amp 7-1/4” Circular Saw
  • New Bosch 6.0 amp Jigsaw
  • Pneumatic Compressor and Narrow Crown Stapler
  • Cordless Drills
  • Laminate Trim Router
  • Drill Press
  • Metal Fabrication Tools
  • MIG Welder
  • Metal Saw
  • Bench Grinder
  • Angle Grinder
  • Magnets
  • Hand Tools (ratchets, drill bits, router bits, etc)
  • Ear plugs
  • Safety and Work Gloves
  • Safety Glasses
  • First Aid Supplies


  • *Desktop color printer
  • *New computers with anti-virus software
  • Electronic musical keyboard
  • Large screen Digital Photo frame ( to take for recruiting events and have in the lobby)
  • External (mass) storage drives for PC computers
  • Database Software
  • Paper Shredder

Furniture and Appliances

  • Office chairs/Desk chairs
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Folding chairs
  • New(er) couches
  • Window fans
  • Large floor cushions
  • Sturdy standing bookshelves
  • Folding banquet tables
  • Lamps

Office Supplies

  • Office paper/copy paper reams
  • White 8 ½ x 11
  • Stamps
  • Legal-sized envelopes
  • Colored Construction Paper
  • Safety Scissors
  • Gift Cards to Home Depot, Lowe’s, Staples, Hobby Lobby, or Jo-Ann Fabrics
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Tissues
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Windex
  • Air Freshener
  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Vacuum cleaner bags
  • Trash bags

Shop Supplies and Costumes

  • Wood glue
  • Staple guns
  • Masking tape – 1” & 3”
  • Hot glue guns & hot glue sticks
  • House painting supplies
  • Extension cords
  • a new ¾ ply layer for the scene shop work deck (24 sheets 3/8″ plywood)
  • Plastic Hangers
  • Skirt & Pant hangers
  • Suit hangers
  • Plastic Tubs (30 Qt.) for costume storage
  • Large, Medium and Small Rubbermaid or Sterlite storage boxes and bins
  • Sewing Notions (elastic, buttons, zippers, thread, hook & eyes, pins & needles, etc.)
  • Costumes & Modifiable Clothing (period pieces, hats, capes, etc.)
  • Fabric (bolts or squares/min 3yards of each)
  • Costume Jewelry (brooches, necklaces, ok if slightly damaged, as in good for stage not for dinner out)

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