November 15, 2011

Owens Findlay-area Campus Nursing Students Reach Out to Area Hospital Children With Toy Drive, Nov. 21 – Dec. 12

FINDLAY, Ohio – The Owens Community College Findlay-area Campus Student Nursing Association is once again working to spread holiday cheer throughout the surrounding communities by hosting its seventh annual Toy Drive benefiting children staying in local hospitals. The organization is currently accepting donations of toys, Nov. 21 – Dec. 12.

“The Owens Findlay-area Campus Student Nursing Association is proud to once again help children take their mind off being in the hospital during the holiday season by coordinating our annual toy drive,” said Heather Franks of Findlay, Owens registered nursing student and Findlay-area Campus Student Nursing Association Vice President. “A simple gift of a toy can go a long way in brightening a child’s day. Our organization encourages everyone to help in making a child’s day a little brighter by donating a toy.”

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 Nursing Lab or the Atrium area. On Dec. 13, the Student Nursing Association will wrap the donated toys and distribute them as gifts to children in the Blanchard Valley Health System, Wood County Hospital, Mercy Hospital of Tiffin, Lima Memorial Health System, Fremont Memorial Hospital and Fostoria Community Hospital. Over 455 toys were donated to area hospital children the last six years.

The Owens Student Nursing Association has a rich and storied history, serving as one of the longest active student organizations at the College. In 2005, Owens expanded its student activities opportunities to include a new Findlay-area Campus chapter of the Student Nursing Association. The organization was created for Findlay-area Campus nursing and pre-nursing students with the overall mission of providing avenues for individuals to engage in community service activities, as well as to serve as a support network for nursing students.

For more information on the Owens Student Nursing Association Toy Drive, call (567) 429-3518 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 3518.

Owens Community College is an 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 www.owens.edu.