January 22, 2013

Owens Community College to Host Spring Charity Week Community Outreach Events, Jan. 29-31

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Area residents are invited to help make a difference in lives of others by participating in a series of community outreach events as part of Owens Community College’s Spring Charity Week, Jan. 29-31.

Coordinated by the College’s Student Activities Office, the various activities will occur daily from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Student Health and Activities Center on the Toledo-area Campus. Owens is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township.

“Owens Community College is proud to once again offer a series of outreach activities in which students and area residents can impact the lives of others through volunteer service,” said John Byers, Owens Director of Student Involvement. “Participants can engage in several projects, ranging from assembling smile bags to creating Valentine’s Day cards, during Charity Week. I encourage individuals to help in lifting the spirits of another person through Owens’ volunteer outreach program.”

Each day, participants will have the opportunity to engage in several hands-on activities, which will include constructing and decorating Valentine’s Day cards for area senior citizens. Additionally, attendees will be encouraged to provide an inspirational message within each card. Charity Week volunteers can also assist in assembling “smile bags” filled with such items as coloring books, crayons, a photo frame magnet craft kit, notepads and stuffed animals for children involved with the Dental Center of Northwest Ohio. The final Charity Week project will provide individuals with the chance to create fleece rope dog toys for local animal shelters.

All completed projects from Charity Week will be delivered to the appropriate community groups and organizations throughout the Spring Semester. For more information about the upcoming Charity Week community outreach activities, call (567) 661-2569 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 2569.

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.