Delta Theta is making a “Biddie Closet” to provide the uniforms and items needed for any pledges who are financially unable to do so.
The Biddie Closet is a new idea Delta Theta plans to implement by providing any girls that receive a bid from their club with necessary items and apparel needed for their pledging process. The club will take donations from current active and inactive members and store items in a storage unit for future use.
Kenzie Maxson, junior education major from Decatur and Delta Theta pledge mom, said they are also accepting financial donations for additional items or additional clothing to fit various sizes.
“We’re a working club,” Maxson said. “So a lot of the girls that are in club work multiple jobs. As a club we understand that not everybody always has the money to do pledging and rushing. So for us we wanted to come up with a system where we can actually help pledges rush so financially that’s something that they won’t have to worry about.”
The closet will be stocked with T-Shirts, binders, purses, passed down uniforms and other Delta Theta merchandise. The closet will be available for any girls that reach out in need of financial help or do not have access to something needed for pledging.
Grace Duininck, junior kinesiology major from Trophy Club, said the Biddie Closet is needed because pledging is expensive.
“It’s important to supply these items so that the girls are equal and no one has better stuff just because of finances,” Duininck said. “We just don’t want finances to be a reason why girls can’t do club.”
The Biddie Closet will allow girls seeking community, to not be restrained by financial demands.
“The main idea behind it is that it’s sisters helping sisters, not only sisters in club but sisters in Christ,” Maxson said. “Because that’s a big thing that we like to center our focus around, that we all love one another just as Christ loves us. He did everything He could for us, so we just want to extend that and continue to do everything we can for each other.”