09/20/2013 02:03 pm ET

FAU Frat Raised Money For Charity Selling Spots In An iPhone Line


A fraternity at Florida Atlantic University offered to stand line for the release of the new iPhone 5S and 5C models if people paid them. But none of that money went into their own pockets. Instead, it went to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Delta Tau Delta at FAU offered to stand in line beginning at 10 p.m. Thursday at the Boca Raton's Town Center mall for $100, the Sun Sentinel reports, waiting hours until the store opened.

Some FAU sororities offered help to get the brothers through the wait:

It's the second year the fraternity tried this philanthropic effort.

Fifty people participated in the cause last year, according to WPEC, raising a total of $4,500. But as the Sun Sentinel notes, just 35 people paid for frat brothers to hold spots in line while others simply donated money for the cause.

None of the brothers planned to buy a phone for themselves, fraternity members told WFLX, but they didn't seem bummed since they were helping out others.

As Zachary Goldberg put it to WPEC, "It's a win-win for everybody."



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