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11/17/2008 Linfield fraternity plans “12 Days of Christmas"

McMINNVILLE – Theta Chi Fraternity at Linfield College will collect donations for local charities when they kick off their annual “Theta Chi 12 Days of Christmas” Dec. 3-14 at the college.

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

Each of the 12 days will focus on a different category of giving. Donations of any kind are appreciated and can be made at any time regardless of the focus of the day, said Theta Chi Philanthropy Co-Chair Grant Lucas, who is coordinating the event with Co-Chair Beau Slayton. In addition to financial contributions, the 50-member fraternity will collect items such as food, clothing, toys, school supplies and sports equipment. Proceeds will benefit the Salvation Army and the local food bank among other organizations.

Assisting the community and local organizations has always been a priority for the brothers of Theta Chi.

“It makes you feel good to be able to help people in need, especially during the holiday season,” said Lucas. “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 largest philanthropic events sponsored by students at Linfield.

Theta Chi has 131 chapters across the nation and has been on the Linfield campus for 60 years.

For more information about Theta Chi’s 12 Days of Christmas, contact Lucas at or 541-390-2079 or Slayton at or 541-968-4769.