Chi Omega wrote -
Chi Omega Tau Alpha Chapter and Make-A-Wish - This year the Tau Alpha chapter is holding their first ever Wish Week and we couldn't be more excited! The members of Tau Alpha will spend Monday, October 12th - Friday October 16th fundraising for Make-A-Wish. A calendar of Wish Week events are available on our website - http://chiomegawishweek.wix.com/chi-omega-wish-week. All proceeds will go towards granting a child's wish through Make-A-Wish. It takes about $8,000 to grant a child's wish (varying on the wish). All of the fundraising done last spring semester with Race for a Reason and Picnic with Puppies has gotten us closer to our goal than ever before. It is our hope to raise the additional money needed to grant a wish during Wish Week! Since not everyone can be participating in the events at Ohio University October 12th-16th, we are asking for help via donations. We are so close to reaching our goal, so every little bit counts. As a chapter, we are all very passionate about making a difference in this way. Ninety-nine percent of parents reported that the wish experience gave their children increased feelings of happiness and 96 percent said that the wish experience strengthened their families. We realize that we cannot cure illnesses with our efforts, but granting a wish could potentially return some of the youthful bliss to a child that was lost after being diagnosed. With your help we could possibly give the greatest gift to someone. Please consider donating! Xo, Chi Omega Tau Alpha ---------------------------------------- The Chi Omega/Make-A-Wish® Alliance - Since 1895, Chi Omega Fraternity members have given their time and talent to provide service to others. In the late 1990s, the leadership in Chi Omega researched opportunities for establishing a national philanthropy, and in 2002, they announced the Chi Omega/Make-A-Wish alliance. Since the start of this alliance, Chi Omega has raised more than 12.9 million dollars and has volunteered over half a million hours for Make-A-Wish. Because of this commitment, they recognize Chi Omega as one of their Cause Champion sponsors. Our Fraternity's goal is to have both collegiate and alumnae chapters become increasingly involved in volunteering and fundraising for Make-A-Wish and to assist in the granting of wishes to these courageous kids. Through this, all Chi Omegas can understand the importance of service to others as a founding principle of our Sisterhood. For more information about Make-A-Wish, visit wish.org. A wish granted not only provides hope, strength and joy to a child and their family, but it can provide a wish child with the ability and willingness to comply with difficult medical treatments, and the hope gained by that wish often improves a child's physical health.