PTK donates to IVAR’s silent auction

IV Leader Staff

Illinois Valley Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter recently donated $500 in appliances to Illinois Valley Animal Rescue’s April 9 silent auction.

Phi Theta Kappa co-president Dylan Zupec said the group spent the last two semesters working on the IVAR project.

“We volunteered 40 man-hours at Upscale Resale, a thrift store in Spring Valley that donated over $30,000 to the community this year through their non-profit organization, Helping Hands.

“For our service, we received two $250 microgrants we used to purchase the appliances for the IVAR auction,” Zupec said.

Volunteers included Zupec, co-president Sophia Rucinski, Kelly Devert, Eliza Atkinson, Joe Krakovsky, Ben Johll, Madeline Phillips, Harvey Vela and IVCC Student Recruitment Specialist and PTK advisor Gracelyn Quesse.

IVAR’s Annual Building and Fund Auction is 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 9 at Grand Bear Lodge in Utica.