October 5, 2012

Owens Findlay-area Campus Lends Helping Hand to Needy Local Residents With Coat Drive, Oct. 8 – Nov. 1

FINDLAY, Ohio – The Owens Community College Findlay-area Campus Student Nurses’ Association and the Child Care Center are reaching out to area residents in need of help by partnering with Findlay’s Chopin Hall and hosting a coat collection drive, Oct. 8 – Nov. 1.

Beginning Monday, Oct. 8, the Findlay-area Campus will accept a variety of new and gently used winter jackets or coats. The donation drive will run through Nov. 1. All collected donations will then be delivered to Findlay’s Chopin Hall 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 other basic needs,” said James Katzner, Owens Manager of Student Activities and Conduct on the Findlay-area Campus. “Owens Community College’s Findlay-area Campus is proud to help Chopin Hall in their efforts to impact the lives of others in a positive way.”

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 Child Care Center, the Nursing Laboratory or the Atrium area.

Findlay’s Choppin Hall was established in April 1984 by 12 Hancock County churches with the goal of assisting the needy with food, clothing and other emergencies. Since then, the organization has grown and is now staffed by over 120 community volunteers and provides services to thousands of individuals annually.

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 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.