Phi Theta Kappa Leads Initiative to Send Holiday Donations to Soldiers Overseas

The Genesee Community College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa is organizing a community-wide drive to collect items to send to troops overseas this holiday season. Anything from baby wipes to books, batteries to beef jerky is on the list of items needed. Donations of goods (and money for shipping costs) will be accepted until November 21, 2007 to ensure that the items arrive in time for the holidays. Donation boxes are located throughout the Batavia campus and at each of Genesee’s six campus centers.

“This is an important initiative to help our troops have a happy holiday,” said Dr. Rafael Alicea-Maldonado, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Phi Theta Kappa Advisor. “We hope to send many, many boxes overseas to let our soldiers know they are remembered and that their service is appreciated.”

Established in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society serves to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through honors, leadership, and service programming.

For more information contact Dr. Alicea-Maldonado at 585-343-0055 x6391 or email:

For a comprehensive list of suggested items for donation and the locations of drop-off boxes at Genesee Community College, please go to the flyer at the following Internet address: