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Image of a College-Success First Generation Care Kit including home care and health products.

UWGC, Perfetti Van Melle Team Up To Help First-Generation College Students

Volunteers are needed to help assemble the College-Care Kits on Wednesday, June 16, 2021.
August 31, 2021

CINCINNATI, Ohio (June 14, 2021) - Northern Kentucky candymaker Perfetti Van Melle (including Mentos®) is teaming up with United Way of Greater Cincinnati to produce college success kits for first-generation students headed to campus this fall.

First-generation college students from families with insufficient resources often need more support than students whose parents earned a degree and are familiar with college living. The college success kits will include dorm room essentials, school supplies, toiletries and cleaning products.

The college success kits will be distributed to 136 Northern Kentucky students for the 2021-2022 school year. Kit recipients will be identified by Northern Kentucky school districts and these community agencies: Covington Partners; NaviGo; Esperanza Latino Center of NKY; and Education, Empowerment and Respect (EER).

Volunteers are needed to assemble them during United Way’s local Day of Action on Wednesday, June 16. Community members and corporate partners can join in the fun at UWGC’s Northern Kentucky Center, 2120 Chamber Center Drive, Fort Mitchell.

Contact Kaeli Erskine at or call 859-647-5517 to sign up or for more information.


For additional details, click here for the full news release.

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