September 13, 2012

Owens Employees and Students to Spend Day Giving Back to Community Groups, Sept. 14

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Over 60 Owens Community College employees and students will spend a morning and afternoon giving back to others in the surrounding Northwest Ohio communities as part of the academic institution’s “Owens Day of Caring” on Friday, Sept. 14

Beginning at 9 a.m., Owens volunteers will roll up their sleeves and participate in a variety of interactive projects at both the Family House Toledo (669 Indiana Ave.) in Toledo and Otterbein Skilled Nursing and Rehab Neighborhood (3529 Rivers Edge Dr.) in Perrysburg including painting, sorting donations, moving mulch, cleaning a storage area, holiday decorating and engaging with community members. Owens representatives will conclude their volunteer efforts around 4 p.m. that same day.

The community outreach activities in the Toledo area are taking place in conjunction with the United Way’s annual “Week of Caring” initiative. The Owens volunteer team is among a number of organizations, matched with area non-profit groups, who are working on various outreach projects designed to strengthen the surrounding communities through the efforts of the United Way of Greater Toledo.

Additionally, Owens representatives will their day with area residents and engage in a variety of activities ranging from fishing to arts and crafts as part of Camp Berry’s (1176 County Rd. 40) annual Special Needs Day in Findlay. Owens volunteers will be on hand from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Owens’ community involvement in the Special Needs Day is occurring through a partnership with the United Way of Hancock County and their volunteer outreach program.

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, as well as at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo. 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