The Galveston College Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society Chapter showed its dedication and support to community service by participating in Galveston’s Hobo Breakfast event on Nov. 4, 2023. This event is a cherished and long-standing tradition of service on the island which offers vital supportive services to those in need.
Organized by GC PTK Honor Society Chapter Vice President, Jacqueline Mitchell, members and other officers distributed 75 toiletry kits. Each set consisted of toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, shaving cream, nail files and a comb. Although simple, these items can have a significant impact on the well-being and self-esteem of those who receive them.
“PTK’s engagement in this event highlights the impact small acts of kindness can have on our community and shows the island that Galveston College students are here to serve,” said Mitchell. “Opportunities to collaborate with groups like Galveston Street Ministry in service of others underscores the humanity and compassion in our society. It serves as a reminder to all of us that we can come together to make a difference in the lives of those in need and foster a kinder and more inclusive community.”
The Hobo Breakfast, facilitated by Galveston Street Ministry, offers essential services including spiritual fellowship, health screenings, distribution of items such as food and various necessities such as hats, gloves, socks and toiletries. These services meet the immediate needs of the recipients and provide unity and compassion to an otherwise isolated group. Community volunteers have served the public in the parking lot on the corner of 20th Street and Winnie for the last 20 years.
For more information about the Galveston College chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, call 409-944-1333 or email [email protected].
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