Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Recent efforts underscore campus outreach efforts

It just figures that recent community service activities by Chillicothe Campus members made an impact on area residents, and the figures are in.

Central Processing Center (CPC) student employees Shania Logan and Emily Ross co-sponsored a campus-wide Halloween door-decorating contest to benefit The Good Samaritan Network, a local food bank. Their efforts resulted in 1,028 items being collected to help area households. The Information Technology Help Desk in Stevenson Center won the competition with 381 items, followed by the CPC, 186 items; and the nursing office, 164 items.

Also, in continuing a local tradition, more than 50 current and former HST students, as well as students from a range of academic majors and student groups volunteered at the recent 10th annual Trick or Treat Extravaganza in the Shoemaker Center. Approximately $2,500 worth of candy was distributed to area youth at the event, with the items donated by OU-C students as the result of fund-raisers as well as area businesses and social service organizations.

Thanks to donations at the door, approximately 180 articles of clothing were donated to the First Presbyterian Church Children’s Food Bank, and 1,571 pounds of canned goods were given to the local Good Samaritan Network food bank.

Further, the third annual silent auction to raise funds for the Ross County Coalition against Domestic Violence again raised more than $1,000 for the effort. All funds support the coalition’s shelter and related program.

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