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Pi Kappa Phi's Push America aims to raise funds for people with disabilities

10/17/2012

All week long, Pi Kappa Phi has been hosting No Boundaries Week to raise funds for its philanthropy, Push America.

“Pi Kappa Phi is actually the only national fraternity to own and operate its own philanthropy,”explains fraternity member Josh Robinson. “What we do is help people with disabilities, making summer camps, day camps, schools and churches more accessible for people with disabilities.”

Each day this week, representatives from Pi Kappa Phi are collecting donations for Push America in the TMB.

Students who donate one dollar are able to sign their names on a card. Students who donate two dollars can sign a card and will receive a bracelet. T-shirts are also available for purchase at $15.00 each.

Tuesday night was Struts night, in which Struts donated 10 percent of all its proceeds to Push America.

As of Wednesday morning, No Boundaries Week had raised $1,100, not including the donations from Struts night.

Students can visit the Pi Kappa Phi table at the TMB today and tomorrow from 11:00 a/m.-3:00 p.m. to make a donation or to find out more about Push America.

Pi Kappa Phi member Brett Johnson is the Push America Chairman.

The fraternity will be hard at work on at least one more project before the semester is over. “We usually try to do two or three [projects] each semester,” Robinson said. “Usually around Christmastime, we pair up with The Learning Tree and have a Christmas party for the kids there. We’ll usually team up with a sorority to do that, too. Last year we teamed up with Alpha Xi Delta because their philanthropy is Autism Speaks."

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