By Kasey Cauto
Theta Phi Alpha has decided to revive the “Trick or Teeth” event. On Oct. 30, the sorority will be on the McFarland Student Union lawn from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. collecting toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, mouthwash and other dental products for an organization called Grandma’s Gifts. There will be music, games, bobbing for apples and other fun activities. The sorority encourages students to contribute donations to support this event.
Grandma’s Gifts is a foundation that reaches out to individuals and families across the Appalachian region. Their main focus is to help the underprivileged by providing them with goods, services and opportunities. A wide variety of projects are held throughout the year to aid with health, hunger and well-being.
Allie Hauler, a junior of the Alpha Sigma class, is excited for this event to be brought back. She said, “’Trick or Teeth’ gives us the opportunity to give back to the community in a fun way. It’s great to see fellow KU students involved with helping make a difference in people’s lives. I love Theta Phi Alpha events because they give us the chance to help out, but also grow a stronger bond with each and every sister apart of our sorority.”
Like Grandma’s Gifts, Theta Phi Alpha strives to benefit individuals along the Appalachian region. Flyers are posted around campus to help spread the word about the events, to help socioeconomic issues across the region along with other parts of the country. According to Theta Phi Alpha’s President, Megan Wilcox, their mission is to help care for those less fortunate than ourselves by “partaking in food drives, collecting blankets and canned food items.”