March 12, 2013

Owens Community College to Assist Local Residents With Children’s Clothing Swap Outreach Event, March 19

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Owens Community College students are reaching out to those individuals in the surrounding communities with a limited clothing budget by hosting a children’s clothing swap event titled “Swap-It-Up” on Tuesday, March 19.

The clothing swap is being presented by the College’s Student Activities Office and will take place from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Audio/Visual Classroom Center Rooms 125-128 on the Toledo-area Campus. Owens is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township. The daylong event is free and open to the public.

“Owens Community College is proud to once again serve as host to an event benefiting individuals in our communities who have a limited clothing budget,” said Nicole Buccalo, Owens Student Activities Assistant. “I encourage individuals to donate their unnecessary clothes, while at the same time look for those hard-to-find items.”

Attendees are encouraged to bring gently used, folded clothing of all sizes for children to the community outreach event. Items being accepted as part of the “Swap-It-Up” initiative are pants, dresses, shoes, skirts, jackets, shorts, short sleeve shirts, long sleeve shirts, ties and onesies, 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