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Extending the Helping Hand

Brothers in Beta Kappa have been busy assisting the Hamline community and those around them. The semester started with raising money for the Susan G Komen Foundation for breast cancer research. The brothers raised money by auctioning off their hair for Shave-A Chi. The students bid for the chance to  shave facial hair, wax legs, and carve letters into chest hair. During homecoming, eleven brothers sold Marti Grau beads for the Komen foundation. Between the two events, five hundred dollars were raised. Both events were successful and will be repeated next semester! 

During Halloween, five brothers and two new members, Grant and Caleb, went door to door and asked for donations for Hancock Elementary School's food shelf. In an hour, two full carts of groceries were gathered! Help has also been extended in packing meals for Eagan's Feed My Starving Children, ushering at the United Methodist Church, helping freshman move in, volunteering at the Jules Thompson Benefit, and helping at the Red Cross. There are more events planned to end the semester, including packing more meals at Feed My Starving Children and picking up trash on Energy Park Drive.

Our Chapter's primary source of philanthropy has been found  in Relay for Life. Each team raises roughly a thousand dollars for cancer research. This will be the second year that Theta Chi has had a team of brothers! We hope to establish a great tradition and participate in future years. As part of being in the fraternity, brothers are required to perform 10 hours of unpaid service per semester. This helps us extend the helping hand to the community around us, and gives brothers the chance to learn how to serve. We am very proud of what we have done this semester and I am looking forward to more next year!