Sunny Days Supply Drive

Sunscreen and Beach Towels for Foster Children

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by Nicole Hackett, Student Public Relations Writer

Sunny Days Supply DriveCU Women, a ministry for female faculty and staff and faculty and staff wives at Cedarville University, will host a Sunny Days Supply Drive for foster children. The drive, from March 9 until April 3, will collect sunscreen and beach towels. All items can be placed in a bin outside of the Student Government Association and Campus Activity Board offices inside the lower Stevens Student Center.

“There is an incredible need for foster families to take in children who are in a crisis situation, and this is a small way that we can support families,” said Sharon Kerestes, service coordinator for CU Women and curriculum materials center librarian at Cedarville University. “It’s important as pro-life people to not just speak for the rights of the unborn, but also to support children and families in crisis. This demonstrates our commitment to life at all stages.”

This is the third year CU Women will partner with the Bair Foundation of Moraine, Ohio, to serve foster children. Last year, the group organized a rain boot drive for foster children, and in 2018 they supplied decorated duffel bags filled with essential children’s items.

— Sharon Kerestes

This year, the Bair Foundation requested beach items for the 40 children they serve so that they won’t miss out on fun outside summer activities due to a lack of supplies. These children range in age from infants to 17-year-olds, making the need for baby sunblock as important as beach towels for teenagers.

“The church relations office on campus is also donating Cedarville tote bags so we can give each child their supplies in a bag they can take with them to the pool,” said Kerestes. “It would be wonderful to collect a bottle of sunscreen and a towel for each child.”

For more information or questions about this drive, contact CU Women at cuwomen@cedarville.edu.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,380 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 150 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 high student engagement ranking. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.