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Chesapeake College students warm the Shore

Tuesday, December 08, 2009


Chesapeake College's chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society recently donated blankets to the Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence. Front row, left to right, Mary Ellen Wood, Sharon Cole and Ericka Wise. Back row, Adrianne Foster and Katrina Johnson. 

WYE MILLS – The Chesapeake College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society recently donated 66 blankets to the Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence.

PTK President Sharon Cole said that the group hoped to receive 25 blankets when they announced the campus drive. The final result well exceeded their goal.

"We never expected that we would be able to donate so many blankets," said Cole. "All of the blankets were in great condition, and some of them were brand new and still in their packaging."

The honor society conducted the blanket drive in October and November, with contributions coming from both Chesapeake College employees and students.

"We had a full shelter when we received the donation and all of the clients received blankets. Some of them were able to take blankets with them as they transitioned out of the shelter," said Sharon Schmidt, shelter manager for the Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence. The council provides services to victims of domestic violence.

PTK, the international honor society of two-year colleges, was established in 1918. It is the largest honor society in American higher education, with more than two million members and 1,200 chapters worldwide, including all 50 states.

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