October 1, 2012

Owens Reschedules Clothing Swap Outreach Event for Oct. 16

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Owens Community College clothing swap event “Swap-It-Up” originally scheduled for Oct. 2 will now take place on Tuesday, Oct. 16.

The clothing swap is being presented by the College’s Student Activities Office and will occur from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Student Health and Activities Center on the Toledo-area Campus. Owens is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township. The daylong event is free and open to the public.

Attendees are encouraged to bring gently used, folded clothing of all sizes for adult men and women to the community outreach event. Items being accepted as part of the “Swap-It-Up” initiative are T-shirts, pants, dresses, ties, dress shirts, blue jeans, skirts, shoes, jackets, coats, sweatpants and sweatshirts, among other items.

All donated items must be freshly laundered and the clothing swap is not accepting clothing with visible stains, holes, broken zippers and missing buttons. Individuals will be given a ticket voucher for each item donated to the “Swap-It-Up” event. The ticket voucher will enable attendees to choose from the already donated clothing selection.

Any items not claimed during the clothing swap event will be donated to Cherry Street Mission Ministries.

For more information about the clothing swap event, call (567) 661-2994 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 2994.

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 www.owens.edu.