UToledo, BGSU Join Forces on Random Acts of Kindness Day

February 15, 2022 | News, UToday, Alumni
By Christine Billau



On Random Acts of Kindness Day, The University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University are teaming up to donate more than 4,000 kits containing coloring books, cookies and hand-written positive messages to the Cherry Street Mission.

Students on both campuses will write positive messages for the kits in dining halls on Thursday, Feb. 17.

The event called Delight-ful is organized by Chartwells Higher Education, the food service management partner at both UToledo and BGSU, and will take place at more than 300 universities across the country with the goal of completing 500,000 random acts of kindness.

At UToledo, Rocket Dining will host activities, giveaways and tables to write messages at The Eatery in Thompson Student Union from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and in the dining hall at Ottawa East from 4 to 8:30 p.m. As part of the event, Rocket Dining also will donate 100 residential meal vouchers to Rocket Fuel, UToledo’s student food pantry.

At Bowling Green State University, BGSU Dining will be hosting a special lunch at the Oaks Dining Center with free yoga classes, giveaways and a meal swipe drive for the FalconCare Food Insecurity Program from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“Bringing a bit of joy to our students and community is the reason why we do what we do,” said Jon Zachrich, director of marketing and communications for BGSU Dining by Charwells. “It’s been a hard last couple of years in so many ways, but kindness always shines through. We are excited to collaborate with Rocket Dining at UToledo with this donation to the Cherry Street Mission and host these events on behalf of our guests, community and Chartwells Higher Education.”

“Our students have dealt with some difficult circumstances over the last two years,” said Aaron Skees, director of marketing for Rocket Dining at UToledo. “We’re overjoyed to be able to give them a special, memorable, safe and impactful experience that celebrates being back on campus while also making them feel part of a bigger movement to bring some kindness to the world.”

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