Last week Concordia University’s Inter – Fraternity Council (IFC) organized a week-long charity drive to donate toys for underprivileged children throughout the city.
This is the first time that both fraternities and sororities have combined their efforts in raising money and collecting toys for a good cause. In the past, each group has held separate events, such as a fratball tournament and overnight sleep-a-thons, in order to raise money for various causes. This time they all worked together. “I’m really proud of all IFC members for their unity in this worthwhile cause,” said Dave Laanemets, president of the IFC. “It shows team spirit for the school.”
The event managed to raise $304 plus lots of new and used toys. The money will be used to buy more toys. The proceeds are to be given to the West Island Big Brothers and Sisters charity organization and other underprivileged children.
Fraternities and sororities are usually known for their parties and pledging events, but these social clubs also facilitate other agendas.
The IFC, which consists of the Brotherhood of Omicron, Zeta Tau Omega, Delta Phi Epsilon, Tau Kappa Epsilon and Mu Omicron Zeta, also runs the campus’ popular Guadagni Lounge and Hive caf