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March 19, 2014
By Rachel Sielaff, media relations assistant
Northwest Missouri State University’s Kappa Pi honorary art fraternity will cap its annual Cans and Cardboard canned food drive by spending a night outdoors.
Students will stay in cardboard shelters on The Station’s lawn to raise awareness about poverty. The event, from 5 p.m., Friday, April 11, to 10 a.m., Saturday, April 12, will benefit Maryville’s Ministry Center.
Students from Northwest’s National Panhellenic Council, Catholic Center, Sigma Society, Alpha Gamma Rho, Phi Mu, NSDA, and the Health and Human Services Future Professionals also will participate.
“It is important to remember how fortunate we are,” said Kappa Pi President Laura White. “Even though we are in a rural community and it’s harder to connect with poverty, it still occurs.”
White added that the students hope to exceed last year’s canned goods collection.
“We completely filled an SUV with canned goods,” White said. “We’re hoping for a greater turnout and collection than last year. The eagerness of the community to help has been overwhelming this year.”
Individuals interested in donating may bring canned items to The Station’s lawn during the event or to the J.W. Jones Student Union from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, to Friday, April 11.
For more information about Cans and Cardboard, contact White at S513989@mail.nwmissouri.edu.
Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
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