Area residents designed T-shirts, using splashes of color from paint products, for Haitian children today during an Owens Community College event aimed at making a difference in lives of others.
During the college’s Fall Charity Week, residents can take part in a variety of community outreach activities from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Thursday in the Student Health and Activities Center on Owens’ Perrysburg Township campus on Oregon Road. Charity Week is coordinated by the college’s Student Activities Office.
In addition to making clothing for Haitian children, area residents can create and stuff tote bags with an assortment of interactive activities, including crayons, coloring books, beaded necklaces, and reading books, for children who are spending time in area hospitals.
PHOTO GALLERY: Owens Charity Week
Also, Charity Week participants can assemble “blessing bags” filled with toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, mouthwash, bandages, facial tissues, lip balm, and granola bars for area residents who are homeless in the surrounding communities. Too, area residents can create inspirational cards that will be included in the “blessing bags.”
As part of Charity Week, community members can donate items including new crayons, coloring books and reading books as well as toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, mouthwash, and granola bars. Items can be donated at Student Health and Activities Center Room 165 throughout the week.
“Community service is about helping others and Owens Community College’s Charity Week is intended to provide opportunities for students and area residents to engage in such outreach activities through service projects,” said John Byers, Owens Director of Student Involvement, in an Owens’ release. “I encourage individuals to help in lifting the spirits of another person by participating in one of the college’s many projects during Charity Week.”
Completed projects from Charity Week will be delivered to the appropriate community groups and organizations throughout the college’s fall semester.
For additional details, call 567-661-2569 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 2569.