November 30, 2010

Owens Findlay-area Campus Lends Helping Hand to Needy Local Residents With Clothing Drive, Dec. 1-7

FINDLAY, OH – The Owens Community College Findlay-area Campus Office of Student Activities, Student Government and the Child Care Center are reaching out to area residents in need of help by partnering with Findlay’s Salvation Army and hosting a clothing supply drive, Dec. 1-7.

Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 1, the Findlay-area Campus will accept a variety of new and gently used winter clothing items, including gloves/mittens, hats and coats, among other clothing. The donation drive will run through Dec. 7. All collected donations will then be delivered to Findlay’s Salvation Army and given to needy families as part of the organization’s outreach efforts.

“There many people throughout the surrounding region who are in need of assistance, whether the help comes in the form of a coat or hat,” said James Katzner, Owens Manager of Student Activities and Conduct on the Findlay-area Campus. “I encourage area residents and Owens employees and students to lend a helping hand and brighten a family’s holiday season by making a donation.”

Donations can be dropped off on the College’s Findlay-area Campus, which is located on Bright Road in Findlay, at collection points in the Library, the Child Care Center or the Commons area.

For more information on the Owens Findlay-area Campus clothing drive, call (567) 429-3029 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 3029.

Owens Community College is a fully accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation 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. For more information, visit