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Marion Pay It Forward Project 2022

Raised toward our $2,000 Goal
47 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on March 02, at 11:59 PM EST
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About the Pay It Forward Project

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Marion's Pay It Forward Project at The Ohio State University Marion Campus provides students in English 2367.01S, entitled Language, Identity and Culture in the U.S. Experience, with the opportunity to oversee a competitive grant process all while meeting the goals and objectives of a second-level writing course. In other words, students have the opportunity to learn first-hand about the problems in the community of Marion, learn about organizations that are working to fix the problems in Marion and then decide how to award grant funds in order to make a positive impact. During this process, they are building their English skills by researching, analyzing, thinking critically, arguing, debating and writing papers. This experiential, real-world, service-learning course provides students with education that lasts longer than one semester, and builds students’ understanding of the problems in the community while at the same time making a difference in the community of Marion.

This is our fifth Buckeye Funder campaign which is being run by students in English 3304, Business and Professional Writing. They are given the opportunity to apply their professional writing/communication skills to build and run this campaign.

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A Star-Buck!

Instead of that cup of coffee, treat yourself to the good vibes of paying it forward.


Big Ten Champ!

Make a winning impact in the community by making your donation.



Aim your funds toward the goal line of improving lives and making a difference.



Give to support students' education, build a caring citizen and invest in a unique service-learning experience.


A Heart of Gold!

Show you care about this important connection between students' education and giving back to the community - making a difference that impacts people's lives beyond just one semester.


A Hundred Times Better!

Each dollar improves the lives of those who are struggling in Marion, Ohio and at the same time provides college students with life experience, not just a grade.


Philanthropist, The Big Giver!

Teaching how to give money and time to others is an important part of this learning experience. Your giving shows philanthropy in action, and that is exactly what students see first-hand through their service-learning in the course.

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