To The Editor:

We talk about the importance of community at Kenyon and this past weekend I had the privilege of working alongside a group of people from the College who walked that talk. Over the weekend, approximately 100 people from Knox County teamed up with the Ariel Foundation and Habitat for Humanity for “A Brush with Kindness.” Seventeen of the volunteers were from Kenyon: Emily Top ’17, Claire Hildebrandt ’17, Kelsey Randhawa ’15, Lucia Priselac ’15, Emma Mairson ’17, Emily Hogoboom ’17, and Bethany Hunt ’17 from Zeta Alpha Pi sorority, along with Karen and Dan Snouffer, Kent and April Woodward-Ginther, Maureen Tobin and her daughter Rachel Downey, Barbara Kakiris,  Stu and Lee Schott and myself. The Habitat leaders for Brush with Kindness were past Kenyon employees Tom Lepley and John Darmstadt.

Together we helped renovate seven homes along Columbus Road in Mount Vernon, landscape Columbia Elementary School and paint the playground equipment. I encourage you to ride down Columbus Road to see what good organization by the Ariel Foundation and Habitat for Humanity combined with 100 pairs of helping hands can accomplish in a weekend. It is awesome. My heartfelt thanks to everyone from Kenyon who volunteered.

Lisa Schott ’80, Philander Chase Corporation Managing Director


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