Chi Omega's national philanthropy is the Make-A-Wish Foundation®. The Chi Omega/Make-A-Wish® alliance was announced in 2002, and since then Chi Omega has raised over $6.5 million, bringing joy to the lives of children with life-threatening illnesses through wish granting. Chi Omegas on Union's campus work hard each year with the intent of hosting a wish granting each year.
In the 2011-2012 school year, the Upsilon chapter of Chi Omega reached their goal and was able to grant the wish of 6-year-old Dylan sending him to Chatanooga for an adventure on the Chatanooga Choo Choo. The girls rallied together friends and family for this rush wish and hosted a party with over 100 people for Dylan at Chuck E Cheese in Jackson. This marked the 5th wish that Union University's chapter of Chi Omega has been able to grant! The girls are excited about granting furthur wishes and making a difference in the lives of children for years to come.
*Pictured above with Dylan is Upsilon's own Ashley Garrett, who had her own wish granted by the Make-A-Wish® Foundation. Click here to see photos and video from Dylan's party. Click here for more information about the Make-A-Wish® Foundation.
Oher Community Involvement
While Chi Omega is nationally associated with the Make-A-Wish Foundation®, the girls on Union University's campus devote their time and hearts to other organizations as well. Members of Chi O spend time building relationships and investing in the lives of others through the following organizations:
- Day of Remembrance Service Teams (Jackson)
- Jackson Meadows Retirement Village (Jackson)
- Hartland Apartments Photography Ministry (Jackson)
- The Salvation Army (Jackson)
- The Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse (Jackson)
- Englewood Baptist Church Middle and High School Small Group Leaders (Jackson)
- Friend 2 Friend Mentoring (Alamo)
- Camp Hollymont (North Carolina)
- Crossings Camps (Kentucky)
- Camp Joy (New York)
- Pine Cove Christian Camp (Texas)
- YoungLife Camp and Ministries (Arizona)
- International Missions (North African, France, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Haiti, Honduras, Belize, India, Brazil)