Wreck Your Stress to raise money for Listening Ear in Mount Pleasant


"Wreck Your Stress" will allow students to take out their mid-semester stress on smashable food items.

Participants can smash various items 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 in Finch Fieldhouse to raise money for Listening Ear, a nonprofit organization based in Mount Pleasant. 

According to its website, Listening Ear “offers hope and opportunity by listening to, supporting, and advocating for people who need quality services and safe, affordable housing.”

Listening Ear serves over 30,000 people annually, and provides 24-hour crisis services for 200 people across mid- and northern Michigan.

Jenna Mcdonnell, the event’s organizer, said the charity was chosen because it helps people of all ages, and because it's local.

“We liked all the services that Listening Ear provides and want to make students of Central aware of what this organization does,” she said. “The main goal of the event is to raise awareness and funds for the services that Listening Ear provides. Our second goal is to help students relieve stress in a healthy and fun way.” 

The cost of the smashable items are:

  • $2 for an egg
  • $3 for a tomato
  • $5 for a pumpkin

There will also be a bake sale at the event. Prices range from $1 to $3.

The event is sponsored by the department of recreation, parks and leisure services administration.