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.
The Kappa Lambda Chapter of Chi Omega has been very involved with
Make-A-Wish Chapter of San Diego. In the past few years, our chapter alone has
raised over $43,042.82 and has put in 10,313 hours to help benefit the
foundation. We have also have had the privilege of granting 9 wishes in the
past few years!! Our first five wishes included: Haley who wanted to go to
Paris, Abu who also wanted to go to Paris, Sarah who wanted to go on a
Mediterranean Cruise, Embrilly who wanted to attend college, and Patrick who
wanted to go to Italy!! We put much effort into making each wish unique and
special for the Wish Child.
Our sixth wish was granted in December of 2010 to a
5-year-old girl named Alex who wished to be a Princess. We granted her wish by
sending her and her family to Walt Disney World in Orlando to meet all the
Princesses. Alex came dressed as a Princess to her wish granting party and she
just lit up the entire room. The night was filled, skits, presents, food, and
greeting the family. Alex's family was speechless and so grateful that Chi
Omega had helped their daughter's dream come true.
Our seventh wish was granted in April 2011 for a 12-year-old girl named Stephanie.
Stephanie's wish was to meet Justin Bieber and Kappa Lambda helped her dream
come true. Stephanie, her family, and guests were greeted by the entire chapter
at the dinner. It was a gorgeous event hosted by Kappa Lambda, which included
dinner, socializing, a Justin Bieber based skit, and even a marvelous purple
and silver themed cake in honor of the Bieber colors. At the end of the night, Stephanie
was presented with numerous gifts all revolving around Justin Bieber, including
a new backpack, blanket, posters, and even Justin Bieber school supplies.
It was a memorable evening for all!
In 2012, we met our wish child Linda, who wanted to meet with her idol and inspiration Ivanka Trump. We hosted a New York-themed party, and revealed that we were sending her to New York to grant her wish. Linda, her parents, and numerous siblings all had such an amazing time that they invited our whole chapter to their house after their trip to New York to share Columbian hot chocolate and pictures and stories from their adventure.
Finally, our ninth and most recent wish was to Lee-Ann, who wished to be a model. In March of 2013, we were able to host a celebration in her honor complete with a fashion show, dinner, and photo booths - and grant to her wish, sending her to New York.
loves granting wishes and we are able to change a child's life by raising money
through our annual fundraiser. This year, we are spearheading a brand new fundraiser, named Chi-Olympics. Set to take place in May of 2013, Chi-Olympics will involve the Greek and Athletic communities in competing in various events, while spectators are able to participate in a Walk For Wishes. Our previous fundraiser, Chi O Casino, has helped us to raise approximately $3,000 a year, and we hope that Chi-Olympics is just as successful! All of our hard work and
dedication to the Make-A-Wish Foundation shines through at our wish parties. The ladies of Kappa Lambda hold the Make-A-Wish Foundation close to their