HOUGHTON - For their inaugural fundraiser, members of the Chapter of Psi Chi at Michigan Technological University are helping out a good, local cause.
Kerri Mayra, a fourth year Tech student, said the organization was approached to help out with a fundraiser, with all proceeds going to the Good Will Farm foster care program.
"Psi Chi is an international honor society in psychology," Mayra said. "We're hosting it for them so we can raise some money for their program."
Seeing as this is the first fundraiser for the relatively new program at Tech, Mayra said she hopes to see people come out to the pancake breakfast, slated for 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 14 at Houghton Elementary School.
"This will be our first time organizing a fundraiser as we're semi-new," she said. "We're only a couple years old now. We just started in 2010."
The group, formed by a former psychology student at Michigan Tech, has spent time reaching out to the community by having a local presence and participating in events, like Big Brothers, Big Sisters Bowl for Kids event. It seemed fitting, Mayra said, to begin fundraising for groups, such as the Good Will Farm.
"The Good Will Farm actually chose us," she said. "We knew that was a good program and they really need the help. We decided to help the organizations that really need it and it affects multiple youth in the area."
In the meantime, the group will be looking to perform more community service in the future.
"We want to represent our campus as best as we can," she said. "We wanted a really good start.
Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at the Big Brothers, Big Sisters office in Hancock.