Virginia Secor Stranahan viewed 577 as “her gift to the community.” Please consider making a gift today to help continue her vision of bringing the community together to discover, create, teach, have fun, and be inspired to take care of the environment and each other.

Support Our Annual Initiatives

Several exciting projects are on the docket for 2022. Hopefully you see one that you want to support, or, if none of these strike your fancy, please give to the 577 Serendipity Fund, which is used on unexpected, serendipitous opportunities that arise throughout the year.

Giving Opportunities for 2022

Impact of Your Gifts

Your generosity supports 577 to nurture innovation, evolution and growth while respecting established, time-honored practices and techniques.
See how your donations have touched every aspect of 577’s mission.

Book Donations
Donate Art Supplies
Community Partnerships
Memorial Gifts & Legacy Giving

Book Donations

Put affordable books in people’s hands by donating your once-read books and magazines to the Curiosity Shop. No matter how big or small, your donations are needed and appreciated. Your used book donations have saved over 375,000 books from landfills and provided educational and fun reading material for adults and children in Perrysburg and the surrounding community in the last three decades.

Donation Guidelines: Donations of up to two (2) boxes or bags of gently-used and like-new books and art supplies are accepted without an appointment. If you have more than two boxes, please give us a call at 419-874-4174 to inquire about setting up an appointment.

We are currently accepting: Children & Young Adult Books: Hardback & Paperback; Fiction: Hardback & Paperback; Nonfiction: Hardback & Paperback (within 10 years); Cookbooks & Gardening Books (within 10 years); Travel & Technology Books (within 5 years); Oversized Books; Arts & Crafts Books; Rare or Local Books; Magazines (within 1 year)

We do not accept: Damaged books that have broken bindings, missing pages, yellowed or soiled pages, or that smell of smoke, or mildew, or are excessively dirty or dusty; Clearly outdated materials including, but not limited to: travel, legal, tax, medical, health books; Magazines older than 1 year and all National Geographic; Encyclopedias, Reader’s Digest, or Textbooks; DVDs, CDS, cassette tapes, records, or other media; Computer software or equipment

Art Supplies

Divert usable materials from the landfill by donating reusable like-new art supplies. Local creatives, makers, and teachers will have access to inexpensive, quality materials, and you’ll also help the environment.

We are looking for the following items:

  • paints (watercolor, acrylic/craft, gouache, oil)
  • yarn and knitting tools
  • canvases
  • table looms
  • printmaking supplies
  • embroidery hoops
  • darning mushrooms
  • photography equipment
  • paintbrushes
  • embroidery floss
  • colored pencils
  • crayons
  • pastels (oil & chalk)
  • gesso
  • art papers
  • glue
  • inks
  • markers
  • clean sponges
  • scissors
  • rulers
  • basket weaving materials and tools
  • wood carving & burning tools
  • pottery tools (no clay or slip molds)
  • fabrics in usable yardage
  • sketchbooks

Community Partnerships

More information coming soon.

Memorial Gifts & Legacy Giving

Establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor a loved one or celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday while supporting the work of 577’s mission. We’re forever grateful for the friends and their loved ones who dedicated memorial gifts in their honor to the 577 Foundation.

To include 577 in your estate plans, contact Executive Director Heather Gallant by phone at (419) 874-4174, or by email at

Ways To Give

Make your contribution in the method that best suits you.
The 577 Foundation is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; EIN 34-1591869. Thank you for your gift!

Credit Card Gift

Make your gift by credit card on our secured website.


Gifts by check should be made payable to: The 577 Foundation, 577 East Front Street, Perrysburg, OH 43551.

Matching Gifts

Does your employer have a matching gift program? If your company participates, just request a matching gift form from your employer. Send it to the 577 Foundation, completed and signed with your gift. We’ll do the rest.