The 42nd annual Omega Chi Christmas party for underprivileged children is scheduled for Thursday, December 8, 2011.
For some children in the Polytechnic community, this may be the only Christmas party they will have and the only gifts they will receive.
The party will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will consist of games, snacks, singing, and a special visit from Santa Claus, who will distribute gifts. The party at the Polytechnic Community Center will conclude by 8 p.m.
Here’s how it works
Names from a list of deserving children will be assigned to participating sponsors. Sponsors may act alone or in teams. The sponsors then:
1. Purchase gifts (one toy and one article of clothing with a total value of no less that $30 and no more than $50) for the child.
2. The gifts are to be left UNWRAPPED and turned in to Omega Chi by 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6 (no earlier than Monday, Dec. 5). Please take your gifts by the Religion Department or the Chaplain’s office on the third floor of the Polytechnic United Methodist Church on the Wesleyan campus.
3. Please put the child’s full name and your name on the bag containing the gift.
4. If you would like to sponsor a child but would rather not do the shopping, you may do so by sending a check for $30, $40, or $50 made payable to “Omega Chi of Texas Wesleyan” (for Christmas gifts for the needy) to Dr. Jesse Sowell, Department of Religion, Texas Wesleyan.
If you have a preference, specify the age and/or sex of the child you prefer to sponsor. Omega Chi will try to accommodate your request.
To participate, contact Justin Mikulencak, Omega Chi Vice President, at email@example.com.