Phi Kappa Phi Announces Fall Service Project Awards

Marla Elsea
Mar 25, 2021
Photo provided by Chapter 353 – Phi Kappa Phi Members from Methodist College work to clean litter from the roadway on U.S. Highway 150.

Phi Kappa Phi is proud to announce the recipients of the 2020 Fall Service Project Awards. Chapters were encouraged to partner with a community organization to complete a service project with a literacy-focused cause from September to December. Because of social distancing guidelines, chapters were encouraged to host projects that kept participants' safety in mind.

The chapters selected for the awards include:

Arkansas State University (Division III) – Chapter 141 worked with the campus Department of Residential Life to create "Get Well Goodie Bags" for students in quarantine due to COVID-19. Each bag included a notepad and ΦKΦ pen, as well as a thermometer, hand sanitizer and cough drops.

Elmhurst University (Division IV) – Chapter 195 accepted donations and assembled 200 "Caring through COVID" bags that included masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, granola bars and bottled water. After working with two social service agencies in Chicago to identify communities in need, members distributed the bags to homeless members of the community and a shelter for women and children.

Florida Institute of Technology (Division II) – Chapter 308 hosted a virtual trivia night to raise money for the Children's Hunger Project of Brevard County, a nonprofit organization that provides food to elementary school children. Approximately 25 people made monetary donations to participate in the trivia event.

Methodist College (Division V) – Chapter 353 partnered with the Adopt-a-Highway campaign to clean a road near campus. Volunteers cleaned for two hours and installed a new sign to bring awareness to Phi Kappa Phi and the campaign. The chapter uses this quarterly project to educate its members about environmental literacy and keep the highway free of litter.

University of Kentucky (Division I) – Chapter 306 partnered with other honor societies to create a "Senior Citizen Letter-Writing Campaign." Participants hand-wrote letters to nursing home residents that were friendly and engaging and included pictures where possible. Approximately 250 letters were sent to residents at three locations.

The national office will provide a $200 monetary contribution to each chapter’s partner community organization.

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Lowery, chapter development director.