means that we want to make a difference on our campuses and in our
communities. We know that giving back to
others unselfishly makes the world a better place and makes us better
people. Serving and giving helps to
The girls of the Gamma Lambda Chapter of Chi Omega partcipate in community service activities year-round. In addition to our major event, Make a Dish for Make a Wish, girls have fun with community service. December brings several events with Christmas right around the corner. Clothe a Child is a widely popular community service event. For this event, girls get up at 4:30 am to help local kids pick out clothes at Wal Mart, donated by Wal Mart. Despite the daunting early start time, the fact that many of these children will not receive anything else for Christmas makes this event important to our girls. Another annual event is Happiness Bag. For this event, girls shop for Christmas presents for an assigned person at Happiness Bag that may not receive many other, if any, Christmas gifts. The girls then have a dressed up dinner with the people at Happiness Bag and the men of Phi Gamma Delta, where Santa delivers the gifts. Also in December, our girls assemble bikes at Bikes for Tykes that will be given to Chrildren in the Terre Haute area.
At Valentine's Day, we host a Crush Sale including carnations, candy and glass bottles of Crush soda. The proceeds from the Crush Sale went to the American Heart Association this year. In the spring, many girls volunteer weekly at the Terre Haute Human Society, where they are trained to walk and take care of the dogs. Girls also volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Up Til Dawn, and tutoring at the Vigo County Public Library, as well as other organizations. It is important for the sisters of the Rose-Hulman Chi Omega chapter to devote time to the community and strengthen their sisterhood at the same time.