SOURCE: Cedarville University

Cedarville University

December 09, 2016 11:28 ET

Plastic Bag Project Protects the Homeless

CEDARVILLE, OH--(Marketwired - December 09, 2016) - As southwest Ohio prepares for what could be a colder-than-normal winter, Cedarville University's student government association (SGA) and global outreach office are coming alongside a ministry of Awaken Church in Columbus, Ohio, to gather plastic bags to be made into blankets for the homeless.

Each of the blankets requires thousands of bags, and the project is an environmentally conscious way of reusing bags that may normally be thrown away. The university has collected hundreds of bags, and the students will begin making the blankets next week -- once finals have concluded.

Sarah Daubenmire, a senior business management major from Franklin, Ohio, who attends Awaken Church, encouraged Cedarville University's involvement in the project.

"It's good to find ways to practically help people," said Daubenmire. "I've been looking for ways to serve and get other people involved."

"This time of year, especially with the cold weather, it's very vital to find ways to reach out. It's a great opportunity for students to help those who may not have the physical resources to keep warm and enjoy the season," said Brooke Lowry, SGA vice president and senior communication major.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,760 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.

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Contact Information

  • CONTACT:
    Mark D. Weinstein
    Executive Director of Public Relations
    937-766-8800 (o)
    937-532-6885 (m)
    Mweinstein@cedarville.edu
    @cedarvillenews