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 65 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 performed by fellow Greek Life members. Between our two events this past year, we raised enough money to grant eight local children's wishes!
'Wiches For Wishes 2020
"The doctors give the medicine, Make-A-Wish gives the magic."
One of our favorite things about the Make-A-Wish Foundation is the hands-on relationships we form with the wonderful wish kids. We host special parties called "wish parties" where we celebrate them receiving their wish or even reveal to them what their wish will be! We also host movie nights and even a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Party to celebrate and get more one-on-one time with the children we love so dearly. These special events are the heart of why we love Make-A-Wish and let us truly get to know our wish kids and their families!
MEET OUR MAKE-A-WISH LIAISON
My name is Clancy Slay, and I am so excited to serve the Epsilon Delta Chapter of Chi Omega as Make-A-Wish Liaison! Chi Omega has been serving the Make-A-Wish foundation since 2002. Since then, Chi Omega has raised over $14 million for the organization! The Make-A-Wish foundation grants wishes for children who have been diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses or conditions. The Make-A-Wish foundation has given hope and joy to children when they need it most.
I am personally passionate about serving this philanthropy because I am a Wish Kid! I was diagnosed with cancer when I was in high school, and I am so thankful my wish was granted. I want to ensure that other children are able to experience the same joy that I felt when I received my wish!
Our chapter is unique because all of the money we raise for Make-A-Wish is given back to grant wishes to children in the Hattiesburg area! Epsilon Delta is passionate about serving Make-A-Wish. We know what a big difference these wishes make in children's lives because we have seen it first hand! For more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation
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