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Honor Society Helps Kids through Service Project

From left, Angela Shaffer, Mattress Firm store manager; Margaret Nash, Alpha Omega Nu vice president of leadership; Nicole Wainright, Alpha Omega Nu vice president of service; and Kayleigh Rothrock, Mattress Firm assistant store manager, display the shoes collected through a service project led by the Phi Theta Kappa honor society chapter at Edgecombe Community College.

Edgecombe Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa honor society chapter focused on children in one of their primary service projects last semester.

The Alpha Omega Nu chapter, which has about 50 student members, collaborated with Mattress Firm in Rocky Mount on projects for the Mattress Firm Foster Kids program and the Ticket to Dream Foundation. Mattress Firm holds year-round drives to collect items and funds for these children.

The ECC group sponsored a shoe drive on campus and gathered 40 new pairs of shoes in various sizes. “The Mattress Firm employees were very pleased and excited with the results of our collaboration,” says Tamara Frank-Pourvady, Phi Theta Kappa advisor.

“A special thanks goes out to Amy Addington, Hattie Bullock, Melanie Goff Bradley, Margaret Nash, and Nicole Wainright for their work at the collection tables and other help with this project,” she adds.