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Lambda Chi Alpha raises funds for The Gathering Place

Press Release
Tanner Brondhaver
External Vice-President
Lambda Chi Alpha

The Kappa Omega Zeta Chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha at Georgetown College recently held their first annual Green Eggs & Lambs Silent Auction Dinner. Through this event, the 49 brothers of Lambda Chi were able to raise funds for The Gathering Place, located at 339 Bourbon Street, Georgetown, Ky. They provide beds for homeless men, as well as serve hot meals six days a week. They also provide many other services that help individuals and families get back on their feet and into the job force to become self-sustaining once again. Their efforts are incredible and impressive so as Lambda Chi Alpha, we feel it is our duty to help them with their mission. This was the second event this year that our Fraternity has worked with The Gathering Place. In the fall, we raised almost 5,000 pounds of food to help fill the shelves during our annual food drive, as part of our international philanthropy partnership with Feeding America and North American Food Drive. This year alone, Lambda Chi chapters all over North America have raised over 1.5 million pounds of food.

We saw the difference we made with our first event and thought, “Why couldn’t we do more?” so, the First Annual Green Eggs & Lambs Silent Auction Dinner was established. Being our first year to hold this event, we were very pleased with a showing of approximately 200 students, families, professors, faculty and community members. Nearly 20 pounds of bacon was served over the course of the dinner! The event proved to be a success, raising nearly $3,000 for The Gathering Place and their Mission. Donna Darnell serves as the Operations Director at The Gathering Place Mission and was in attendance at the dinner with several men who benefit from the services The Gathering Place provides. She thankfully responded to Tanner Brondhaver, the event organizer, about the dinner, “You all don’t know how much we appreciate you doing this. It means a lot, it will help The Gathering Place continue to do the work it does for the community, which is feeding the hungry and opening the door to the homeless. It was a great turnout, and a blessing to see what a great group of fraternity men can do for our community.” The event was held on March 28th at Faith Baptist Church.

The Kappa Omega Zeta Chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha at Georgetown College includes 49 brothers from all over the state and around the country, from California to Alabama. Lambda Chi Alpha services to complement higher education by providing opportunities for academic achievement, leadership development and lifelong friendship. We set a strong emphasis on philanthropy and community service and serve the community actively throughout the year.