Wednesday, November 14, 2012

KCKCC students use Thanksgiving Break for 'Five Days of Giving'

With Kansas City Kansas Community College closed during Thanksgiving week, most students will be enjoying the break at home, spending time with families and friends or doing their Christmas shopping.

That can’t be said for nearly 50 members and administrative staffers of KCKCC’s Mu Delta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international honorary society for two-year colleges.

They’ll be spending the first half of the Thanksgiving break helping others with their Second Annual “Five Days of Giving” service project.

The project will kick off with an electronics recycling event Saturday and include a talent show for individuals with disabilities, making holiday gifts, preparing and distributing food baskets and cooking and serving meals on Thanksgiving.

“Our signup list is full and we had to add another,” said Sandi Becker, Professional Assistant for PTK and the Honors Program. “We’ll have at least 8 to 12 members at every event.”

The schedule:

SATURDAY – Chapter members will be unloading old electronics from cars and sorting them at an electronics recycling event from 8:30 a.m.-1 Habitat ReStore, 520 S. 55th Street.

MONDAY – Holiday gift making and a talent show for individuals with disabilities will be held from 8:45 a.m.-noon at the Mosaic across from Hen House at 8047 Parallel Parkway.

TUESDAY – Food baskets will be prepared for individuals and families from 1-4 p.m. at Riverview Health Services, 722 Reynolds Ave.

WEDNESDAY – Food items and baskets will be distributed to individuals and families at Riverview Health Services from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

THURSDAY – Thanksgiving meals will be cooked and served to individuals and families at the Central Avenue Center of Hope at 11 N. 15th Street from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.