Students and staff at Marietta College have found a number of ways to connect to Washington County Harvest of Hope over the years. Through Make a Difference Day projects and Community Service Day site placements, the Office of Civic Engagement at the college keeps students engaged in the Harvest of Hope mission.
One program links college students to Harvest of Hope at the board level. NextGeneration: Nonprofit Leadership and Board Governance – more colloquially known as NextGen – connects Marietta College students with local nonprofits and provides training in the leadership skills required to become board members. The students are then prepared to serve 18-month terms on the board of their nonprofit agency.
WCHOH received its first NextGen student in 2011. NextGen students who have served with Harvest of Hope include:
- Sydney Maltese
- Brett Notarius
- Taylor Hanigosky
- Andrew Knizner
- Rachel Stahl
In addition to NextGen, Marietta College partners with WCHOH in various other ways. The McDonough Leadership Program consistently assigns a group of first-year students to volunteer in one of Harvest of Hope’s gardens on Make a Difference Day in October. Graphic design students have assisted in website and brochure design. Occasionally students opt to make WCHOH their official site to fulfill service hour requirements for their courses
Harvest of Hope has been affiliated with the United Way of Washington County since the 2011-2012 campaign. United Way currently covers the cost of our food rescue program: fuel, truck maintenance, equipment/supplies. We value this partnership with this distinguished organization and our networking with other UW agencies.
Christ United Methodist Church
Christ United Methodist Church has been very supportive of Harvest of Hope since its inception. Many organizational meetings are held in their building, which serves as the primary headquarters for our organization. The church collects our mail and provides copying free of charge, and parishioners periodically fund our operation. Several church members sit on the board and volunteer.
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