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Two recent fundraising efforts on the campus of Malone University are combining to ease the financial burden of travel for clients and residents of the Refuge of Hope in Canton.
Joyce Byler, director of The Malone University Wellness Center, oversees the annual Jack Hazen Open – Pump & Run, donating race proceeds toward a charitable organization. And this year, the discovery of a homeless individual on campus led to an impromptu act of generosity on the part of students, faculty, and staff
Earlier this spring, Dave Burnip, director of safety at Malone, followed up on a report that a man and his dog were living under a tree on the University campus. The discovery led to temporary housing, with the cooperation of Peace for Pets and Refuge of Hope.
In gratitude, Malone University is making a donation of used mattresses from residence halls to Refuge of Hope, and launched a fundraiser to work in cooperation with the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) to provide bus passes for Refuge of Hope residents and clients for travel to medical appointments, job interviews, counseling sessions, etc.
Combining race proceeds with the fundraiser, the University presented Refuge of Hope with a check for $2045 earlier today.
SARTA will match all funds donated through the end of June up to $2,000, bringing the total donation to more than $4000.
Peace for Pets is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping pets and the people who love them seek safety from domestic violence situations. Often survivors of domestic violence fear that their pets may be harmed if they leave a bad situation, but finding safety for the pets can be a challenge.
Refuge of Hope is a Christian based rescue mission located in downtown Canton, Ohio, which provides food and shelter to the hungry and homeless in the Stark County community. It is supported by area churches of various denominations, individuals, businesses, foundations and other such civic-minded organizations. All services are provided free of charge.
ASHLAND FASHION MERCHANDISING RECOGNIZED - Ashland University’s Fashion Merchandising program has been ranked in the top 20 percent of the Fashion Merchandising programs in the United States by Fashion-Schools.org.
“We were informed that our program was listed as one of the top 75 fashion schools in the country,” said Dr. Nancy Morris, associate professor of fashion merchandising. “In the article, ‘Top 75 Fashion Merchandising Schools in the U.S.,’ Ashland University is referenced at No. 39 and is one of the few small private universities to make the list.”
Morris said this recognition puts Ashland’s program “on the map.”
ASHLAND DINING SERVICE WINS AWARD - Ashland University Dining Services has been awarded the bronze prize for medium schools by the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) for its entry in the category of residential dining concept in the annual Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards.
The award is based on five judging criteria: menu, merchandising and presentation, marketing, nutrition and wellness, and other considerations. In each section, the judges were looking for creativity, atmosphere, nutritional quality and variety.