DEFIANCE, Ohio –To assist families during the holidays, a Defiance College freshmen first year seminar class has collaborated with Citizens in Action (CIA) for two community service projects: DC Gobble Drive and Secret Santa Serves 4. The DC Gobble Drive is a food and monetary drive to help purchase Thanksgiving food items. The Secret Santa Serves 4 is a drive to collect new and gently used toys as well as a coin drive to help purchase clothing items. Both drives will service families in Defiance County.
On Saturday, Nov. 20, students will be hosting a Thanksgiving food, toy and cash drive at the Northtowne Mall from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Students will be located inside the mall at the JCPenney and Sears entrances and in the center court area.
The freshmen class has already raised $500 through other community events, which will be used to purchase Thanksgiving meals for six families. Meals will be distributed with the assistance of CIA on Monday, Nov. 22.
For more information about the DC Gobble Drive or the Secret Santa Serves 4 projects, please contact Sandra Golden, assistant professor of teacher education, at 419-783-2412.
Defiance College, chartered in 1850, is an independent, liberal arts institution in Northwest Ohio offering more than 40 undergraduate programs of study as well as graduate programs in education and business. Defiance College has received national recognition for its educational experience of service and engagement. The college website is www.defiance.edu.
November 18, 2010