Thank you to the Makulinski Family Foundation II of the Greater Toledo Community Foundation for awarding the PCC $18,231. The money was part of a matching challenge grant from the foundation. Thanks to everyone who contributed. You doubled the value of your contribution through the generosity of Mark Makulinski and family. And there's more to match. Click on the "donate" button or contact us, and we'll be happy to talk with you about giving options for you and your family.
Thanks to the generosity of the Cleveland-Cliffs Foundation for supporting the Polish Cultural Center.
From the late 19th Century, Polish emigrants came to Toledo and found that their churches would ground their neighborhoods.
From Lagrinka to Kuschwantz, Poles set down roots. By 1900, the U.S. Census reported 4,475 natives of Poland residing in Toledo.
Poles quickly established a reputation of being hard workers; from owning small businesses, to middle class factory workers to professional doctors and lawyers.
Preserving our strong history, and preparing our next generation, organizers are raising funds for a Polish Cultural Center. The Polish community in Toledo and throughout the region is strong and proud. Contact us to learn more about this exciting venture and learn how you can help.