While serving in the military overseas from 1943 through 1946, Robert received doughnuts from The Salvation Army. Later, he taught children at an after school program at the Canton, Ohio Corps. Robert also volunteered with the Canton City Schools Adult Basic Literacy Education program, which helped students improve their literacy and prepare people for the GED. Ilse has a passion for, and was very involved with, the Humane Society. The Zenglers hope that their gift will help pass along life skills to help individuals succeed in life.