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Published 11/19/2004

Owens Students Deliver Donated Clothes To Local Homeless Shelter, Nov. 22

With the start of the frigid temperatures and harsh winter season in Northwest Ohio, Owens Community College students have taken the initiative of organizing a Clothing Drive to aid the homeless. In the span of a week, the College's Student Government and the Environmental Club have collected over 30 garbage bags of donated items from the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses.

On Monday, November 22, Owens' Student Government and the Environmental Club will review and inventory the various new and used clothing items. Owens students will sort through the donated blankets, coats, hats, gloves, boots, scarves and headbands from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. in the College's Student Health and Activities Center.

The blankets and clothing will then be placed into boxes and delivered to St. Paul's Community Center's Outreach Program located in downtown Toledo. Owens' truck is expected to depart for the homeless shelter at 12:30 p.m. The blankets and clothing will be presented to St. Paul's Community Center's Outreach Program and immediately be given to homeless individuals sleeping in the bitterly cold temperatures.

"The charitable contributions that area residents and the Owens community have made to this Clothing Drive are amazing," said John Byers, Owens Part- Time Receptionist/Secretary for Arts and Sciences, and Environmental Club advisor. "These donations will help many individuals who are in need of blankets and clothing during these very cold winter months,"

Owens Community College is the fastest-growing higher educational institution in Northwest Ohio with 29 consecutive semesters of enrollment increases. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 44,000 credit and non-credit students, making it the number one choice for new college students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers over 130 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, and Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor's degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university.



 

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