Chi Omega Grants a Wish


Written by Madison Woods

Madison (far right) and her sorority sisters at the Make A Wish grant.

Madison (far right) and her sorority sisters at the Make A Wish grant.

Chi Omega’s philanthropy is the Make A Wish Foundation and the ladies of Chi O were able to sponsor a little boy named Caleb through the foundation. The seven-year-old Fayetteville native is currently battling cancer and made his wish to go to Disney World. My sorority sisters and I, including a few fraternity boys to dress up as male Disney characters, went to Lokomotion with balloons, costumes and high spirits to tell Caleb about the vacation he was about to take. It was so awesome to get to experience this because it is such a special moment when you get to attend a wish grant, and thanks to Chi Omega I will always get to carry those memories with me. Make A Wish has been Chi Omega’s philanthropy officially since 2002, but Chi O’s have been working alongside Make A Wish for much longer. As a whole, Chi Omega has raised 12.9 million dollars for Make A Wish and volunteered over half a million hours to the charity. This wish grant was in the midst of our “Wish Week” where the ladies of Chi Omega spend a week volunteering and raising money from different campus opportunities to give to the Make A Wish foundation. Wish granting is so important because not only does it provide hope and adventure to a child with an illness, but it also gives families and friends special memories together and gives the child the ability and willingness to push through tough medical treatments. Make A Wish is such a special organization and I will be forever grateful to the U of A and Chi Omega for giving me the opportunity to be a part of  something that does so much good for not only the national foundation, but also the children right here in Northwest Arkansas.

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