In 2002, Chi Omega nationally paired with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Make-A-Wish Foundation was founded with the purpose of granting wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses from the age of two and a half to eighteen. As a chapter, we organize two big events annually to raise money for the local Make-A-Wish chapter in Hattiesburg. During the Fall Semester, we host Songfest, a singing competition between the fraternities and sororities on campus. Songfest is a 75 year tradition that brings together the community during the holiday season. In the Spring, we hold an event called 'Wiches for Wishes and serve grilled cheese and tomato soup out of our kitchen! People come from all across campus to enjoy warm soup, delicious grilled cheese, and live music. Between our two events this past year, we raised over $130,000 all for Make-A-Wish!
"The doctors give the medicine, Make-A-Wish gives the magic."
Hi! my name is AG Ganey and I have been given the very special honor to serve as Make-A-Wish Liaison for Epsilon Delta! I feel so incredibly lucky to be a Chi Omega because of the hands on service we get to help impact the lives of others in ways that are near and dear to all of our hearts.
Our national alliance is with the Make-A-Wish foundation. Make-A-Wish grants wishes to kids with life-threatening medical conditions. These wishes give children joy and a sense of hope that uplifts them through their diagnosis. They can wish to go, to do, to be, to meet, and to give. This past year, we raised over $130,000 for our philanthropy! Which the money raised we were able to grant a total of 14 fully granted wishes! The Epsilon Delta chapter of Chi Omega holds several philanthropy events throughout the year to make this happen.
In addition, our chapter also holds letter writing parties. Where our letters go directly to our Wish kids! Here at Epsilon Delta, we are able to give back directly to our community and see first hand how our service efforts makes wishes come true!
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