Each year, the Annual Give Back to St. Vincent event is held in Dayton. This year, for the fourth annual event, it was again held at Ross Medical Education Center in Dayton, Ohio. According to their website, St. Vincent de Paul in Dayton “provides person-to-person emergency assistance and supportive services to those living the in the Montgomery County and surrounding communities.” The mission of this organization is to “improve the lives of those in personal, spiritual, or material need.”
After the holiday season every year the Ross Dayton campus sets out large collection bins that will soon be filled with items to pass along and benefit this organization. Donations of all kinds are accepted during the drive, everything that a person in need could put to use including canned goods and other food items, clothing, toys, blankets and bedding, towels, household items, and much more. The campus has had the honor of partnering with this organization and their very meaningful efforts in the community.
Throughout the drive at the campus, the St. Vincent de Paul workers were able to come to the campus and collect the six bins of items donated. Those that came to the campus to gather the items were very thankful. Many students were thankful to be able to help as well, as many of them have used services offered by St. Vincent. They understand the incredible impact that this organization has on those in need in the community. Hannah McKeever, Financial Aid Student Support Representative, shared that “supporting St. Vincent de Paul through donation is one way that we can positively impact the community. This organization does so much to help needy families in the Dayton area. Through action participation in collection initiative we are able to demonstrate the impact that individuals can make and, at the same time, impart to the students the importance of community outreach.”