Owens Community College’s Veterans Club is looking to spread holiday to those less fortunate children by collaborating with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and hosting its first-ever Toy Drive, Nov. 9-30.
Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 9, the Veterans Club will accept new and unwrapped toys as part of a collaborative effort with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. The donation drive will run through Nov. 30. All collected donations will then be delivered to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for distribution to needy children in the surrounding communities.
“All children should experience the joys of the holiday season,” said Vickie Adams, Owens Director of Veterans Services. “Owens Community College’s Veterans Club wants to help in spreading cheer to less fortunate children throughout Northwest Ohio by hosting its first toy drive. I encourage local residents to give back and brighten a child’s holiday season with a toy donation.”
Donations can be dropped off on the College’s Toledo-area Campus, at collection points in the College Hall Room 130 reception area, the Student Health and Activities Center and the Center for Fine and Performing Arts.
Owens’ Office of Veterans Services is dedicated to assisting veterans, active service persons, reservists and eligible dependents in their pursuit of a college education. To date, 318 individuals are involved in Owens’ veterans services programs. The College recently earned the distinction of being designated as a Military Friendly School by “G.I. Jobs”, a nationally-recognized magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The 2012 Military Friendly Schools listing honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools for exemplary efforts in embracing America’s military service members and veterans as students.
For more information about the toy drive, call (567) 661-8387 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 8387.