The Make-A-Wish Foundation is Chi Omega Fraternity's National Philanthropy. Since the start of our alliance, Chi Omegas have made a difference in many children's lives through volunteering time, talents, and dollars. The Make-A-Wish Foundation has honored Chi Omega for the incredible volunteer efforts of our members.
Yippie Chi-O Fall 2013
On September 21st, 2013, the ladies of Chi Omega Phi Epsilon held their philanthropy on University Green field. This year, we had over 100% growth with over 40+ teams registering to participate! Our Wish Kid is an 3 and a half year old named Cameron, who was diagnosed with severe asthma. When Wish-Granting Volunteers visited Cameron to find out his wish, he knew exactly what she wanted: to get to go to Disney World . With the help of our chapter, everyone at Make-A-Wish, and our unbelievable Philanthropy Chair, Morgan Anderson, we made his dream come true!
Yippie Chi-O Fall 2011
On September 18, 2011 we held our annual philanthropy right behind Ball Memorial Hospital. We had such a great turn out with 20+ teams participating. This year our Wish Kid is Whitney a three year old with mitochondrial disease. Mitochondrial disease affects all major organs, making extreme temperatures difficult along with constant symptoms. We were fortunate enough to get to meet Whitney, along with her sister Brooke and both their mom and dad. Whitney's wish is to go on a Disney Cruise, and with help from different communities we reached our goal. As a second part of our philanthropy, the local Muncie Chili's was kind enough to let 10% of their earnings go towards Whitney and her wish.
In addition to Chi Omega's national philanthropic cause, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, our local chapter also participates in raising money and awareness for the Breast Cancer foundation. This philanthropy touches a special place in all our hearts as recently a sister was diagnosed with Breast Cancer during her college career. In addition, many sisters are affected daily through strong women in their lives such as mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters and friends who are diagnosed with the disease. Together we work every year to help fight the growing epidemic of Breast Cancer to save lives.