Monday, June 12, 2017

PTK Water Bottle & Toiletries Drive


PTK Water Bottle & Toiletries Drive Starts Today!
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Take part in the Full Throttle Reusable Water Bottle & Toiletries Drive hosted by Rio Salado’s Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Alpha Theta Omicron Chapter and the André House to help collect reusable plastic water bottles and toiletries for people in need, June 12 – 24.

Participants can drop off donations at the Rio Salado Tempe headquarters during regular business hours. Bins will be located near the front reception areas of the Tower and Hohokam buildings.
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The PTK team chose to take part in this effort as part of its annual community service project. The proceeds of this drive will go to the André House, which helps hundreds of homeless individuals every day.

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“Water is a necessity, but plastic recyclable water bottles often just become garbage, get hot quickly and are hard to refill,” said Rio Salado PTK student president Evea Morrow, who is helping to spearhead this initiative and also serves as an Honors Program assistant for Rio Salado. “By providing reusable water bottles we reduce the need for recyclable water bottles.

Morrow said the hard-plastic bottles can also provide water-proof storage during rainy weather, and storage for leftover food or vitamins.



Other Donations the PTK Team Will Accept:
• Reusable water bottles (non-metal)
• Washcloths
• Feminine Hygiene Products
• Deodorant
• Sunscreen
• Lip Balm
• Razors and Shaving cream
• Shampoo & Conditioner
• Travel size unscented or mildly scented Lotion
• Body wash/bar of soap
• Travel-size toothpaste
• Toothbrushes
• Q-Tips
• Multi-vitamins, cough drops, ibuprofen, aspirin
• Band-Aids
• Combs and hairbrushes
• Sunglasses
• Gallon Size ZipLock Freezer or Storage Bags

Items that will not be accepted
• Hand sanitizer
• Mouthwash with alcohol in it
• Cases of recyclable water bottles (These can be donated directly to André House)

For additional details, please contact Evea Morrow at 480-517-8521 or Evea.Morrow@riosalado.edu
We appreciate your generosity and participation!