Why Donate?
The Toledo Lake Erie and Western’s projects are fueled by donations. We appreciate any size of donation, for a small amount of money goes a long way. You can visit the Current Projects tab of our site to find out more of the museum's current events. If you have any questions, visit the Contact Us tab, find the best mode of communication, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

If you or your group donate $500 or more, and you wish to appear on the Donors Wall, let us know.

Museum Roof Renewal Fundraiser
We are seeking donations to replace the roof on our museum display building.

Go to https://www.gofundme.com/museum-roof-renewal to make a contribution!  Every little bit helps!

Railroad Employee/Employer Matching Grant Programs
Norfolk Southern employees and retirees:  NS will match your donation of at least $50 up to $20,000 ($10,000 retiree max) per year.  For more information, go to http://www.nscorp.com/content/dam/nscorp/get-to-know-ns/foundation/matching-gifts-faq.pdf

CSX employees: CSX will match your donation, up to $1,000 per year.  You can make a one-time donation or a recurring donation through payroll deduction.  Log in to the Gateway, click on "CSX Company Information", then click on "Community Investment", then click on "Visit Volunteer & Giving Center" and then "Matching Gifts".

Help us while you shop!
You can contribute to us while you shop in one of two ways:

Kroger Community Rewards-Go to www.kroger.com and click on "Community Rewards".  Look under the store listing for "Ohio-Columbus" and if your regular Kroger store is listed there, you can sign up and earn money for us every time you shop!  We are listed as "Toledo Lake Erie & Western Railway Museum Inc" and our charity ID is BF916.

Amazon Smiles-Go to smile.amazon.com and sign up with us as your charity.  We are listed as "Toledo Lake Erie & Western Inc".  A portion of your purchase comes to us!

Foodie Card Fundraiser
Foodie Cards are a deck of playing cards that have discounts to some of the Toledo area's great restaurants for the year 2020.  

Click on TLEW.FoodieCards.org to get started!  Be sure to choose TLE&W from the drop down list at checkout!  Cards will also be available at our weekend motorcar bridge rides and our booth at the Grand Rapids Applebutter Fest on October 13, 2019!

A deck of cards is $30 and includes over $500 in discounts to local restaurants.  Don't live in the Toledo area?  Cards are available for most major metropolitan areas in Ohio!  A portion of the sale comes to us to help us improve and get The Bluebird Passenger Train up and running again!


Online Donations
This is the quickest way to donate to the Toledo Lake Erie and Western. By using PayPal, you can donate any amount to the Railway and Museum by using the donation button in the sidebar.


Mail-In Donations
If you prefer this method, we are open to mail-in donations with check or money orders. Please make payments out to “Toledo Lake Erie & Western Railway and Museum Inc.”   

Our mailing address is:

Toledo, Lake Erie & Western Railway and Museum Inc.
P.O. Box 168
Waterville, OH  43566-0168