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Support our Work

Our communities face a pandemic, and people living in poverty
need our help even more. For 50 years and 20 years respectively,
Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE) and Legal Aid of
Western Ohio, Inc. (LAWO) have helped people living in poverty
receive fair treatment and equal justice, benefiting the entire

As ABLE and LAWO celebrate our 50th and 20th anniversaries, we
recognize all those we cannot help and the need to do more. When our
funding varies widely and often drops unexpectedly, our ability to serve
the community is threatened. In 2020, we faced new threats due to the
effect of the coronavirus pandemic on interest rates, filing fees, and other sources of funding.

Your financial support of ABLE and LAWO or one of our fundraising campaigns with local pro bono programs says that You Care About Justice For All. You will help protect the rights of the most marginalized people in our communities and the justice system. 

Thank you for your gift to help meet the promise of justice for all!

For more information, contact: 

Dayton: 937-535-4432 
Karla Garrett Harshaw, Director of Development and Communications

Toledo: 419-930-2515 
Carmen Vega-Perez, Development Assistant



When you support us, you ensure equal access to justice.

Our Clients Need You

Gifts from our friends and supporters are used to provide life-changing assistance to thousands of people each year. Unfortunately, about 40 percent of people seeking help must be turned away due to limited resources.

Please donate and help us to fulfill the unmet need of many disadvantaged people of our community. When you support us, you ensure equal access to justice. We need you. Our clients need you.

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Info on Your Charitable Donation

ABLE is a charitable organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

The ABLE Tax ID# is 23-7376131.