Make-A-Wish Foundation
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.


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Make-A-Wish is about making a wish come true for a child with a life threatening medical condition. It's about giving that child and his or her family the hope, strength and joy they need. That hope that comes from their wish being granted can lead to an improvement in a child's physical health. That is where Chi Omega's come in; we help raise money to grant those wishes and give children hope! Supporting our philanthropy 110% is a vital part of being a Chi Omega and helping the Make-A-Wish foundation is a passion all our sisters share.

More than 760 wishes have been granted because of our sisters' efforts. This is why the Beta Theta chapter of Chi Omega has accepted the union and has strived to provide every ounce of support possible. We host events and fundraisers throughout the year, including an annual singing and dancing competition among campus organizations called Songfest, which has become the longest standing tradition on the University of South Alabama's campus. At our last Songfest competition, which was fall of 2012, we were able to raise over $34,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation! More recently, we have established an annual Walk for Wishes, a one mile fun walk. On USA's campus this past spring, we organized our walk to be a Color Run! The sisters threw paint powder at walkers/runners to make for a fun and 'colorful' way to raise money for Make-A-Wish. Along with the walk we held, we also worked with Mobile's very own BayBears Baseball team to have a night just for the Make-A-Wish children! Combined, we managed to raise $5,000 for our Philanthropy; and that's just the beginning!

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Each dollar raised is a step closer to granting another child's wish. Every dollar raised reinforces why Chi Omega's are passionate about Make-A-Wish. Our chapter has been lucky enough to have the opportunity to interact with local wish children. This makes every effort more important to our sisters. Getting to see the smiles on their faces and their families' faces when they hear their wish is being made possible by our chapter means the world to us. Because of our efforts, their dreams of flying to Hawaii, becoming a fashion designer, living it up at Disney World, and anything else they want; get to come true.

 

Sincerely,

Michelle Vajgrt

Chi Omega Philanthropy/Songfest Chair 2013