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Holiday Philanthropy


Feet for Fines

From December 1 through 12, you can stop by the circulation desk at Heterick Memorial Library and donate to pay off your library fines. Donation items include…

  • One pair of children’s socks pays up to $3.00 worth of fines.
  • One pair of children’s shoes pays up to $15.00 worth of fines.
  • One canned good item pays up to $1.00 worth of fines.

All shoes and socks collected will be distributed to children of Hardin County through charities supported by ONU Women. The canned goods will go to the Ada Food Pantry. All non-perishable food items are needed, especially canned soups, canned fruits (peaches, fruit cocktail, applesauce, pineapple, etc.), pastas, box prepared meals (hamburger helper, etc.), macaroni and cheese, cereal, canned vegetables, jelly, peanut butter, canned meats (tuna fish, etc.), spaghetti sauce, Jell-O and pudding. Donations will not be accepted for the replacement cost of any lost or damaged library items. Please consider helping a local family in need this holiday season. For more information, contact the Circulation Desk at ext. 2181 or Jenny Donley.


Chapel Giving Tree

Anytime from now through December 9, you can come to the English Chapel lounge to sign up and take a tag returning with a wrapped gift. The gifts go to families in need in Kenton, Ohio through Helping Hands Outreach. Gifts are to be placed under the tree in the Chapel Sanctuary by 9 p.m. on December 9. All religious life staff groups, faculty, staff and anyone else are encouraged to donate. For more information contact Lauren Frame.


Kappa Phi’s Sing-A-Thon

Join Kappa Phi in the McIntosh Activities Room beginning December 5, at 5 p.m. to support the Stephen Cox Memorial Scholarship Fund. Cox is an alumnus of ONU who passed away this year, and all donations are going toward this scholarship in his honor. All of campus is invited to be entertained by the singing and support the cause at any point during the 24 hours. There will be raffles at the event and a place for you to bring your donations. Organizations or individuals can sign up to sing here. For more information, contact Rosa Nardo.


Fill the Fireplace

Join the Panhellenic Council on Wednesday, December 10, in the McIntosh Ballroom to help a family in need this holiday season. The program, Fill the Fireplace, allows student organizations to adopt a family in need and provide them with Christmas presents and a Christmas dinner. Sign up here. For more information contact Danielle Wildman.


Annual Holiday Gala Sale & Food Drive

On Wednesday, December 10, all ONU Bookstore purchases (excluding textbooks, convenience items and electronics) are 20 percent off when you donate at least one canned or non-perishable food item. Donations will go to the local food pantry. Many local families depend on food pantries, especially during the holiday season. For more information contact Josh Szippl.


ONU Annual Faculty, Staff and Retiree Holiday Celebration

On December 12, from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m., current and former ONU faculty and staff are invited to support the Ada Food Pantry and ReStore at the annual holiday celebration in the McIntosh Ballroom. Items needed are:

  • ReStore: Lemonade mix, iced tea bags, creamer, sugar, plastic ware, paper towels, toilet paper, napkins, dish soap, hand soap, hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes, kitchen trash bags, 33-gallon trash bags, large rubber gloves.
  • Ada Food Pantry: Peanut butter, Jiffy mix, Bisquick, vegetable oil, Jell-O/pudding, hearty soups, baked beans, canned fruit.

For more information, contact Human Resources.


Children of Hardin County

If you would like to help make someone’s Christmas a little better this year, we have about 60 more children who are in need. So far we have helped more than 40 families in Ada and 94 children in Hardin County. Contact Brenda Hamlin or Sherry Agin to get a child’s name and help give them a little better Christmas this year.



If your organization’s charity efforts are not listed above, please contact Brian Paris.