Clubs continue service projects in spring semester

By Allen Brewer

This month, there have been several clubs that are sponsoring service projects to spread love throughout the Community. Clubs in Senatobia that were active this month include Phi Theta Kappa and the Northwest Education Association

From March-April, NWEA  gathered travel sized items to donate to St. Jude’s Tri Delta Place. Items included razors, deodorant, combs, etc.

“It was an honor to partner with St. Jude to help these families in need,” Kendall Newton, president of NWEA  and a sophomore studying special education from Hernando, said.

St. Jude’s Tri Delta Place, like the Ronald McDonald House, is a home for parents while they wait for their children to receive treatment at St. Jude. Though the Tri Delta Place is only for families staying for shorter periods, there is still a need for travel sized items.

“I love the mission of St. Jude Hospital,” Kendall Kimberlin, vice president of NWEA and a freshman studying elementary education from Olive Branch, said. “The way they take care of very sick children without putting a financial burden on the family is remarkable!  They go above and beyond that and care for the needs of the family because they know the family is focused completely on their child.”

Donation boxes were located in the R. C. Pugh Library and in the Calhoun Building. After the deadline on April 4, the items were boxed up and sent to St. Jude.

“We are pleased with the response that we have received from both faculty and students,” Teri Hawkins, club adviser, said. “We have collected about four boxes of items to date.”

PTK is also sponsoring a service project to thank campus police for all that they do.

“I am excited to just give back to the officers who do so much for us,” Leah Thompson, president of PTK, said. “I think most people forget on thanking the people who protect us every single day. With this service project, I am excited to let them know that they are appreciated.”

The club is gathering items for goodie bags to give to officers to show their appreciation. Items were gathered and delivered on April 27.

“I think it it awesome to give back to the people that make us feel safe on campus,” Katie Stone, vice president of PTK, said. “We are gathering hand sanitizer, gum, mints; just handy things to have and keep.”

This will be PTK’s last service project of the semester. PTK also hosted an induction ceremony on April 24 for new members joining this spring.

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