Wooster celebrates Founders’ Day by giving back to the community

Founders Day 2022

The College of Wooster celebrated Founders’ Day on Sept. 8 by giving back to the community with a commemorative donation of 28 laundry baskets full of supplies to OneEighty, a local nonprofit that provides support for victims of domestic violence. Departments across campus contributed supplies to be donated including twin-sized sheets, pillows, bath towels, body wash, body lotion, 2-in-1 shampoo, razors, and children’s books.

“We hope these baskets provide support to the women, children, and families you serve as they seek shelter from domestic abuse and/or recover from addiction,” said Interim President Wayne Webster. “With the materials in these baskets, we send along our best wishes to your families and offer our full support.”

Donations were presented to Wooster alumna and OneEighty Executive Director Bobbi Douglass ’81 at a gathering held in the Wilson Governance Room. Douglass spoke at the event about how these donations will help the organization and the people it serves, saying, “When people ask me what we need, I say anything consumable because we do  at any given time have up to 100 people in our beds, children as well.”

The College celebrated Founders’ Day on the anniversary of the day the College opened its doors on Sept. 8, 1870, to five faculty members and a class of 30 men and four women.

Posted in News on September 9, 2022.