Support the Wooster Hope Center

Submitted by Zac Burkey, burkey.56@osu.edu

There are never enough opportunities to say Thank You for all you are doing to ensure that we on the CFAES Wooster campus are contributing to the research, teaching and extension initiatives for our college.  More importantly, how you are keeping everyone safe during this COVID-19 pandemic.

Normally this time year on campus, there have been food, essentials and/or toy drives to help others during this holiday season and beyond. There are a variety of ways to contribute to many organizations who are helping others, and we hope that you will continue to do so.  For those of you that are coming into work periodically and would like to support others we will continue with the Wooster Campus drive.  One organization in town is the Wooster Hope Center (https://www.woosterhopecenter.org/) where some of our Wooster Campus colleagues volunteer.  The Wooster Hope Center distributes food and essentials three days a week from the old Nickel’s bakery building. They offer a wide range of food including fruits and vegetables that they receive from the Akron Food Bank, giving Wooster residents the opportunity for a healthier diet. 

This year, we’d like to help support the Wooster Hope Center by collecting what they are in need of most, hygiene products. Items such as deodorant, toothpaste, feminine products, soap, shampoo, toilet paper, etc., are not provided by the Akron Food Bank so the organization relies solely on donations from the local community. 

We will be collecting items from now until December 22nd when they will be picked up and taken to the Wooster Hope Center on behalf of the CFAES Wooster Campus Community. You can find these donation boxes at the following locations:

- Gerlaugh Hall

- FAHRP

- FABE

- Williams Hall 

- Research Services (Open on Tues 7:30-11, 12:30-3:30, Wed & Thu 12:30-3:30)

- Selby Hall

- The Garage

- The ATI Housing Office (Open Monday – Thursday: 9am – 1pm; 4pm – 8pm, and Friday: 9am – 1pm)

Many of our neighbors are in need, so no matter how you give, whether its through this drive or time or dollars to other organizations, we thank you for these acts of kindness in the Buckeye Spirit.