Greek Life Students Raise Thousands for Charity

The Truman Greek community recently raised more than $22,000 to help support Heart to Heart International, the Kirksville Head Start Program and the Novinger School District.
Throughout Greek Week in April, Greek students collected various school supplies which were donated to the Kirksville Head Start Program as well as the Novinger School District. On April 7, Greek students participated in a PowrServ program, assembling 1,000 personal hygiene kits for Heart to Heart International. Organizations within the Interfraternity Council (IFC) and Panhellenic Council exceeded the Greek Week goal of $10,000 to fund the PowrServ event. The men of IFC more than doubled their collective amount raised compared to last year’s Greek Week philanthropy efforts.
The hygiene kits consist of a Ziploc bag filled with shampoo, soap, comb, nail clippers, wash cloth, hand towel, band aids, toothbrush and toothpaste. These items are the first line of defense in the spread of illness to people who have survived incidents like earthquakes and tornadoes, or who live in tent cities and refugee camps.
Heart to Heart International is a non-profit organization headquartered in Kansas City that strengthens communities through improving health access, providing humanitarian development and crisis relief worldwide. PowrServ is a division of Heart to Heart that provides turn-key hygiene kit-building events for companies, churches, schools and organizations around the country to engage their members philanthropically. For more information, visit
Students pose for a picture after helping pack 1,000 hygiene kits as part of the Greek Week philanthropy efforts.