Lambda Chi Alpha Donates Canned Food and Money to Local Charities

The Phi-Psi Chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha social fraternity donated 220,400 pounds of canned food to the Christian Community Food Depot in November. The donation was fulfilled through events and fund-raisers held in conjunction with its national philanthropy, the North American Can Food Drive, during the months of September and October. The total amount of canned food that was raised more than doubled the amount raised by the fraternity in 2005.

The fraternity collected money and cans through various events and efforts. The largest of these events was Lambda Chi Alpha’s annual Watermelon Fest, held the week of Sept. 25-30. The fraternity also held a can food drive at Ray Miller Elementary School throughout October. The class that collected and donated the most canned goods was given a pizza party in recognition of the students’ hard work.

The success of Lambda Chi Alpha’s annual food drive to benefit the Christian Community Food Depot came from the collective efforts of the men of Lambda Chi Alpha, the students, faculty and staff of Truman State University and the residents of Kirksville.

Lambda Chi Alpha also raised funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) during the month of November.

Former chapter president Dan Hartmann, a senior business administration major from St. Louis, participated in the MDA’s annual lock-up fund-raiser, Nov. 1 at Il Spazio in downtown Kirksville. Hartmann raised $520 during an hour of “jail time,” with all donations going to the MDA to allow children who have muscular dystrophy the opportunity to attend summer camps that can provide adequate service for their needs.

Lambda Chi Alpha has donated $3,250 to local charities and organizations during the fall 2006 semester.
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