Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Alpha Eta Iota Chapter Service Projects to reflect upon...

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Phi Theta Kappans Plant over 3,000 Trees!>

Working together with Keep America Beautiful Organization, Phi Theta Kappans nationwide have planted over 3,500 trees to date.

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"Operation Green has been the largest volunteer initiative in the 54-year history of Keep America Beautiful." Sue Smith, National Director of Education, Keep America Beautiful.

See what you can do to make each day a little greener by visiting Keep America Beautiful.

Great American Cleanup™ March 1-May 31, 2008

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Keep America Beautiful's Great American Cleanup, the nation's largest community improvement program, takes place annually from March 1 through May 31, involving an estimated2.8 million volunteers and attendees. The hardworking volunteers donated more than7.7 million hours in 2007 to clean, beautify and improve more than 17,000 communities during more than 30,000 events in all 50 states and beyond. Activities included beautifying parks and recreation areas, cleaning seashores and waterways, handling recycling collections, picking up litter, planting trees and flowers, and conducting educational programs and litter-free events.

Alpha Eta Iota Butt Clean Up

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Monday, April 21, 2008, the Alpha Eta Iota chapter and ASPCC members participated in the Cigarette Litter Prevention (KAB) program at the Sylvania campus. Cigarette butts are "the most littered item in America" according to Keep America Beautiful research. They are not biodegradable, so next time, before you toss that butt, think again and throw it into the trash.

Adopt a Road

Alpha Eta Iota Chapter Adopt a Road Program

As a part of Operation Green, Alpha Eta Iota members are working hard on building the "Adopt a Road" program right here in Portland. Look for future information on meeting times and places!

PCC & The American Red Cross Blood Drive

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Every Two Seconds... Someone in the United States needs blood. That’s a lot of blood! But only 5% of the eligible population donates blood in any given year. Donors are the only source of blood-currently there is no substitute. Blood is needed for emergencies and for people who have cancer, blood disorders, sickle cell, anemia and other illnesses. Some people need regular blood transfusions to live.

Imagine if giving blood was part of everyone's life. Something you did on a regular basis, like eating at your favorite restaurant. What kind of difference would that make? For nearly 5 million people who receive blood transfusions every year, your donation can make the difference between life and death.

Check out our local Oregon Trail Red Cross Chapter to see how you can help and find out who has been nominated Red Cross Honors Oregon Heroes for the month. Keep an eye out, the Alpha Eta Iota Chapter will be sponsoring another blood drive soon! Dates and locations here on campus will be posted on MyPCC and throughout the campus.

Phi Theta Kappa is Largest Organization Fighting Cancer in the U.S. Relay For Life

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"Phi Theta Kappa is the number 1 organization fighting cancer through the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life In the country, raising $2.3 million in 2006 alone which is more money than in any previous year." Reuel Johnson, Chairman-Relay for Life American Cancer Society.

From April 2002 through April 2006, PTK worked closely with the American Cancer Society for our 2002-06 International Service Program, Conquering Cancer.

The Conquering Cancer Service Program was Phi Theta Kappa’s most successful International Service Program to date, with nearly 800 participating Chapters of Service. In 2003 and 2005, Phi Theta Kappa was recognized as the top collegiate contributor to the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event, Relay For Life®.

Relay For Life rallies communities to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and raise funds to eliminate cancer. Lasting overnight as team members take turns walking around a track, Relay inspires, entertains, and touches the hearts of all who participate.

PTK encourages chapters to continue to support Relay For Life as part of the Society’s Civic Engagement Initiative. Our goal as an Honor Society is to raise $10 million for the American Cancer Society by Phi Theta Kappa’s 100th Anniversary International Convention in 2018.

Better World Books Makes An Impact on Global Literacy

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It started out as a small mission by 3 college friends to promote literacy, but has mushroomed into a nationwide organization employing thousands. From campus book drives to help rebuild the New Orleans Public Library, Better World Books has made incredible goals.

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Books collected at PCC's regular book drives go to help over 80 literacy and education non-profit organizations, like Books for Africa, Room to Read, National Center for Family Literacy, Worldfund, Robinson Community Learning Center, just to name a few.

Hurricane Katrina Rebuilding Efforts

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For over 2 years, Sylvania campus students, staff, faculty and Phi Theta Kappans have been using their break times to help rebuilding efforts in New Orleans 2-3 times per year. The SOS club was started by Cami Bishop, Director of ASPCC (Associate Students of Portland Community College) located in CC101.