WKU Greek chapters sponsor 34 Angel Tree children


Genesis Malone

WKU Greek chapters provided gifts for 34 children through the Angel Tree program on Tuesday Nov. 30 in Downing Student Union.

Genesis Malone, News reporter

WKU Greek chapters provided gifts for 34 children through the Angel Tree program Tuesday.

WKU Assistant Director of Greek Life, Andrew Rash said this is an Inter-Council collaboration designed to benefit the community. Students gathered in DSU to wrap Hoverboards, pajamas, board games and more donated items.

“The Angel Sponsorship program sponsored 34 kids from Parker-Bennett-Curry Elementary school here in town,” Rash said. “We did 34 because that’s the number of Greek chapters we have.” 


The Salvation Army Angel Tree program helps provide Christmas gifts for hundreds of thousands of children around the country each year. 

Once a child is registered and accepted as an Angel, their Christmas wish list is shared with donors in the community who purchase new clothing and toys. The gifts received are distributed to the family to place under their Christmas tree. 

This is the first time the Greek chapters have come together as a collective to provide gifts for Angel Tree. 

“This is the first year, so we hope that this is something that becomes a tradition,” Rash said. “This is something nice and something fun and it’s going amazing.” 

Trevor Polston, member of the Phi Beta Sigma Inc., said this program gives him a chance to give back to the community. 

“Growing up I didn’t get much for Christmas, so giving back to these children let’s me know that they will have something when they wake up on Christmas morning,” Polston said. 

Once the gifts are wrapped and sorted to the appropriate groups, the gifts will then be delivered to the Salvation Army to be delivered to the children for Christmas morning. 

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