Since 1895, Chi Omega Fraternity members have given their time and talent to provide service to others. In 2002, the fraternity announced the Chi Omega/Make-A-Wish alliance. Chi Omega's national philanthropy is the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions. For more information about Make-A-Wish, visit wish.org.
For six years, our chapter of Chi Omega has granted a wish each year along with contributing funds to help grant others. Funds were raised throughout the year, including our annual philanthropy competition week, a Make-A-Wish 5 K Walk/Run, and our “Chi Omega Midnight Barbecue. Pictured below are our two most recent Wish Kids:
Wish Kid 2015: Drew
Drew is 18 years old from St. Louis, Missouri. He is battling Cystic Fibrosis and his wish is to go to Hawaii.
Wish Kid 2014: Sam
Sam was 6 years old from our college town of Fulton, Missouri. He had a rare form of cancer and his wish was to have a swimming pool. Unfortunately, he passed away on September 19, 2014. In an effort to raise money for awareness and research for pediatric cancer research, his mother started an organization called the Super Sam Foundation.
Every year in October, we have our philanthropy week, called Wish Week. This is a week where all of our efforts are focused on raising money and awareness for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. During the week, we hold a dodge ball tournament that all fraternities and sororities from both William Woods and Westminster are welcome to participate in. The Saturday after our Wish Week, we also host a 5k at a local park that we call the Wish Walk, which is open to the public.