PTK honor society service project supports GYST House
Phi Theta Kappa, the college’s academic honor society, has announced a Fall Community Service Project gathering donations for residents of the GYST House recovery facility.
Donations are being accepted now. The last day to donate will be Friday, December 2. Donation boxes are located at UA-PTC Main Campus on the 4th floor of CHARTS, right outside the office doors, and on the 2nd floor of the Campus Center, near admissions. Please e-mail PTK advisor Jessica Wise at [email protected] to arrange for donation pick-ups.
If you feel it in your heart to donate to GYST House members in need, the following items are high-priority necessities:
- Twin Bedsheets
- Toothbrush and Toothpaste
- Bar Soap and Body Soap
- Laundry detergent
- Blankets (Can be recycled/upcycled)
- Plain T-Shirts and Jackets/Winter clothing (Recycled/upcycled)
- Pens and Notebooks
- Backpacks (Recycled/Upcycled)
- Cheap Flashlights & Batteries
- Miscellaneous Toiletries
- Motivational/Spiritual/Recovery Material and Books
- Dishrags and Potholders
- Clean, non-shattering
(Can be Recycled/Upcycled)
GYST House is a long-term drug and alcohol abuse treatment center located on Geyer Springs Road in Little Rock. They have been serving the community for over 50 years and are 100% self-managed and self-funded. They do not receive any sort of federal or state aid within their program. Members of the program often refer to GYST House as “the last house on the block.”
When someone has exhausted all of their resources and is on the verge of either prison or death, this center is the place to turn to. Known within the recovery community as a militant program, GYST House is in the business of saving lives. Some of its alumni have successfully started other rehabilitation programs based on their learned experience while at GYST. A few of these centers include Serenity Park, Quality Living Center, and Sober Living.
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 www.uaptc.edu/ptk.