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November 1, 2022

Veteran Item Drive

The Chi Zeta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) at Triton College is collecting the following comfort items for homeless Veterans from Tuesday, Nov. 1-Friday, Nov. 18, 2022. PTK will be collecting items Monday-Thursday, from 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; and Friday, from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., in the Office of Student Life, Room B-240, on the Triton College campus. The items collected will be donated to the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital in Hines, Ill. Individual or travel sizes of toiletry items are preferred. 

“Anyone who spends their life in service and makes sacrifices for this country deserves dignity and respect. Our goal is to provide that respect and appreciation,” said Ismael Medina, Chi Zeta Chapter president.  

PTK is collecting: 

  • Alcohol-free aftershave.
  • Alcohol-free mouthwash.
  • Chapstick or lip balm.
  • Combs.
  • Crossword puzzles/games.
  • Denture adhesive.
  • Denture cleaner (tablets).
  • Deodorant.
  • Disposable razors.
  • Hand and body lotion.
  • Nail clippers.
  • New undershirts (all sizes).
  • New underwear (all sizes). 
  • Paperback books. 
  • Playing cards. 
  • Shampoo and conditioner. 
  • Shaving cream.
  • New sweatpants (all sizes). 
  • New sweatshirts (all sizes).
  • Toothbrush.
  • Toothpaste. 
  • New winter gloves.
  • New winter hats.
  • Word-find books. 

Please note - we cannot accept items which are not listed.