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Pikes’ Annual Toy Giveaway

The tradition of community service by student organizations at Rensselaer is as old as the Institute itself, and volunteerism has always been central to Greek life as well as a range of student service groups. When the fall 2010 semester ended for Rensselaer students, and prior to taking their finals, several members of Rensselaer’s Pi Kappa Alpha (Pikes) fraternity carved out time to pass out 400 gifts to students in Troy’s Public School 2 as part of their annual Pikes Presents event.

Fraternity members raised $4,000 to purchase toys that included remote-controlled cars, Barbie dolls, basketballs, footballs, hot wheels, bracelet-making kits, board games, various arts and crafts kits, and action figures. The school also received a special bonus surprise from the fraternity members, who presented Principal Linda Martin with a check for $500, the remaining funds from their fundraising efforts. The fraternity members say that the goal of the event is to cultivate role models for the young children and also to give back to the community. The fraternity has been coordinating the event for more than five years.

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Inside Rensselaer
Volume 5, Number 1, January 21, 2011
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