Phi Kappa Phi Seeks Educational Supplies for Head Start

Phi Kappa Phi is sponsoring an educational supplies drive to support the nine Head Start centers in the five-county area served by the Northeast Missouri Community Action Agency.

The Head Start programs receive federal and state support, but the cost of supplies has increased while the funding has remained the same. Head Start programs provide early childhood education programs and family and child development activities for children who meet the eligibility requirements, including income, age and special needs.

Art and science supplies are needed, such as construction paper, markers, sidewalk chalk, child size paint brushes and scissors, craft items, stickers, glue and magnifying glasses. Other items needed are puzzles (8-24 pieces), foam blocks, Lego blocks and play dough.

In addition, NMCAA would welcome the donation of personal care items such as diapers, pull-ups and wet wipes.

Donation boxes will be available on campus during Homecoming Week through Fall Break, and members of Phi Kappa Phi will be at the Kirksville Walmart Oct. 5 between 11 a.m.-4p.m.

For questions about the drive, contact Teri Heckert, Phi Kappa Phi faculty vice-president, at

Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest, most selective, all-discipline honor society. More information can be found at
NMCAA serves Adair, Knox, Schuyler, Clark and Scotland counties.

To learn more about their services visit their website at  

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