Terra College Foundation Kicking Off Giving Tuesday

Support #GivingTuesday at Terra State Community College
Support #GivingTuesday at Terra State Community College

The Terra College Foundation is kicking off the season of giving by participating in this year’s Giving Tuesday on November 29, reminding everyone in the Sandusky County community that we are “Better Together.” This year, the Foundation is challenging all people, young and old, in a global movement to help give back to our students in need. This year’s donations will go towards the Student Emergency Fund and the Campus Closet.

Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement created in 2012 to encourage people to do good. Since then, it has grown into a year-round movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate and celebrate generosity. 

The Executive Director of the Terra College Foundation, Jennifer Fehnrich, said, “During this giving season, we are reminded that generosity in small and simple ways can be life-changing for many students at Terra State. Your gift today is an inspiration for a better tomorrow and a brighter future.”

The Student Emergency Fund was established to help support students when they are faced with financial emergencies that have created an unforeseen need for financial aid. This fund can help in those rare occasions when a student’s expenses cannot be met, including car repairs, help with rent, utility bills, access to the internet, food, childcare and more. 

“This Fund was approximately created in 2016 by a group of students trying to help their fellow students. Their goal was to help other students navigate urgent financial problems because they recognize that unexpected problems arise. Donating to this fund will allow students to gain the small amount of assistance they may need to help continue with their education and persist through completing their degree,” said Fehnrich.

The Terra State Campus Closet is a free and anonymous service available to all Terra State students who are in need of basic necessities. 

 “The campus closet is an invaluable resource for students. It provides our students in need of food, hygiene products, household products and clothes for work. With the cost of these items today, the closet can help those students who are struggling while trying to go to school to better themselves,” said Dean of Liberal Arts, Business and Allied Health Ann Sergent. 

If you are unable to financially contribute, but would still like to help students who are in need, please consider donating your gently-used clothing or choosing an item from the list below to the Campus Closet. 

The Campus Closet is currently accepting donations for the following items: 

  • Frozen dinners
  • Lunch meat 
  • Meat to freeze (hamburger, chicken)
  • First aid kits (band-aids, small packs of Tylenol, antiseptic cream)
  • Butter, dairy and plant-based
  • Garbage bags
  • Ziplock bags
  • Instant rice that can be done in the microwave
  • Smaller size shoes (women’s size 5, 6, 7) neutral
  • Men’s work boots
  • Cheese
  • Peanuts
  • Granola bars
  • Cookies
  • Popcorn (microwave or pre-made in bags like chips).
  • Canned hearty soups  
  • Crackers
  • Juice
  • Cooking oil
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Mac and Cheese (instant microwave version, not boxed)
  • Tuna and Chicken (need to have pop-tops for canned goods) 
  • Small boxes of milk and lactose-free milk
  • Self-contained pizza kits
  • Ethnic/cultural foods

If you would like to donate items, please contact the Campus Closet at campuscloset@terra.edu.

To donate to Giving Tuesday, please visit Terra.edu/GivingTuesday, call the Terra College Foundation at 419.559.2261 or email foundation@terra.edu.