For one Chi Omega Fraternity member, seeing was believing. “After seeing videos of wish recipients, I knew I wanted to do whatever I could to help,” said Rosa, a Chi Omega at George Washington University. “Wishes remind children with life-threatening illnesses they are still kids, and it helps families regain hope and be united in a wonderful event in their child’s life.”
Since 1985, Make-A-Wish has partnered with Chi Omega Fraternity to help raise funds to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. In the past year, the Chi Omega chapters at American University, George Mason University and George Washington University have raised over $30,000 for Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic!
Chi Omega operates under the Wishmakers On Campus® program, which allows college students to plan and execute their own fundraising events for Make-A-Wish.
Through Wishmakers On Campus, local students do it all – organize, raise funds and manage their program with support from faculty or staff advisors. By participating in Wishmakers On Campus, college-age students can give hope to children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses.
The experience has a deep impact on the lives of these young women.
“I believe that working closely with Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic allows us to take the lessons of giving back and creating a loving community into our careers, our friendships and our own personal development,” said Sophia at American University.
Additionally, through the Wishmakers On Campus program with Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic, college-age students are able to see first-hand how they can impact a child’s life by helping grant their wish.
Thanks to the support of Chi Omega Fraternity, many local children have had wishes granted. To learn more about our Wishmakers On Campus program, please visit www.midatlantic.wish.org/ways-to-help/fundraising/wishmakers-on-campus.