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Phi Theta Kappa donates stuffed animals to Pathfinder Preschool

February 02, 2022

In Fall 2021, members and advisors of UA-PTC's Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) international honor society were looking for a service project for the semester that would spread joy to others. The group decided to collect stuffed animals to donate to the children at Pathfinder Preschool in Jacksonville. Members and advisors collected a total of 85 hand-picked stuffed animals during the semester and distributed them before the holiday break working side by side with each other to ensure every child received a stuffed animal.

“It is the most wonderful day of the year. The children get to hug and love something that they picked that was donated just for them,” said Debbie Scharbor, Pathfinder Preschool Director. After seeing the children hold their precious new friends, Meredith Stanton, advisor, said, “This brings tears to my eyes! I am so happy to be part of PTK.”

UA-PTC's PTK students are no strangers to the Pathfinder Preschool, in Spring 2021 the chapter selected the preschool as their service project by volunteering to revive the preschools learning garden where children can grow and learn. For more details about this service project, visit: Phi Theta Kappa completes spring service project

“I’m so proud of these students. Their hearts are so generous, and I’m honored to lead this dedicated group of students,” said Jessica Wise, Phi Theta Kappa advisor and Instructor of English.

PTK students love giving back to the community and are currently deciding the difference they can make in the community for their Spring 2022 service project.

Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society that promotes academic excellence. Members are eligible to compete for scholarships, to participate in regional, national, and international meetings and institutes, and to attend workshops on leadership and scholarships. Additional information about Phi Theta Kappa is available by visiting

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