Miami University Regionals' Middletown to focus on "Share the Love" in February

Miami University Regionals is hosting a series of lectures and panel discussions in February on a county wide epidemic as well as the crisis currently affecting Syria. During the entire month of February, the Middletown campus is also hosting a supply and charity drive for both the epidemic and the crisis.

Wednesday, February 10, 10 – 11 a.m., Scott Gehring, CEO, Sojourner Recover Services, will give a lecture titled “The Heroin Epidemic: Understanding Substance Addiction in Butler County & How It Affects Children”. This event will be held in Johnston Hall 136

Monday, February 15, 1 – 2 p.m., Dr. Mel Cohen, Dr. Jerry Martin, Dr. Gina Petonito and Dr. John Schaefer, all of Miami University, will give a panel discussion titled “Understanding the Syrian Crisis”. This event will be held in Johnston Hall 142.

Wednesday, February 24, 10 – 11 a.m., Dr. Khaula Sawah, CEO, Union of Medical Care Relief Organization (UOSSM) will give a lecture titled “Understanding Trauma: How the Syrian Crisis Affects Children”. This event will be held in Johnston Hall 136

Specific supplies are requested for both the local epidemic and international crises.

For the efforts in Butler County, “Baskets of Hope” for new rehab residents and their children will be provided. The requested supplies are: soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes and toothpaste, hygiene products, non-aerosol hairspray, shaving gel and equipment, writing utensils, journals, books for all ages and coloring books and materials.

For the efforts in Syria, supplies will be delivered by the Syrian American Foundation and UOSSM. The requested supplies are: new or gently used winter gear, clothes, shoes, blankets, towels and washcloths, diapers, small non-battery toys and stuffed animals, coloring books and materials, writing utensils and journals.

During the entire month of February, the Middletown campus will also host a Penny Challenge. Support your favorite charity (Sojourner Recover Services or Syrian American Foundation) by bringing your pocket change to the Information Desk in Johnston Hall. The winning charity will be given an additional $200 by Miami University Regionals. 

For more information contact Miami University Regionals at 513.217.4180.

Miami University Middletown is located at 4200 N. University Blvd. Miami University Hamilton is located at 1601 University Blvd.