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Linfield fraternity plans ’12 Days of Christmas’

Theta Chi Fraternity at Linfield College will collect donations for two adopted families and individual gift tags when they kick off their annual “Theta Chi 12 Days of Christmas” Nov. 29 through Dec. 10 at the college.

Brothers of the Delta Alpha chapter of Theta Chi will be on hand around the clock during the 12-day period to serve refreshments and accept donations at a recreational vehicle parked near Dillin Hall. Sodexho Inc., the Linfield food service contractor, is donating refreshments throughout the event.

There will be a giving tree outside the vehicle with gift tags and the fraternity is adopting two families. Donations of any kind are appreciated and can be made at any time, said Justin Williams, Theta Chi philanthropy chair coordinating the event. In addition to financial contributions, the 47-member fraternity will collect items such as food, clothing, toys, school supplies and sports equipment. Proceeds will benefit the Yamhill Community Action Partnership.

Assisting the community and local organizations has always been a priority for Theta Chi. “It makes you feel good to be able to help people in need, especially during the holiday season,” said Williams. “12 Days of Christmas is a special event because it gives us the opportunity to directly contribute to those around us by donating all our contributions locally.”

The 12 Days of Christmas is one of the biggest philanthropy events of any organization at Linfield. Theta Chi has more than 150 chapters across the nation and has been on the Linfield campus for over 70 years.

For more information about Theta Chi’s 12 Days of Christmas, contact Justin Williams (juwillia@linfield.edu or 503-740-8079) or Beau Slayton (bslayto@linfield.edu or 541-968-4769)