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How Chi Omega Cares!

The Theta Kappa chapter raised $30,000 last year through our service events such as Chili Cookoff and Bed Races and Pickleball Palooza.  

 

The love that our chapter has for Make-A-Wish goes far beyond the enjoyment of these philanthropy events! Many of the members have personal connections to this cause, whether it is their own experience of receiving a wish, or a loved one.  

 

Juliana Cavazos, MC 23, received a wish of her own on July 15, 2021, when she was fighting Stage II Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Bulk Disease. Juliana’s wish was to donate money back to the hospital where she received her treatment. This allowed for her to leave comforted, knowing that the other children going through treatment could have a less scary experience, she said. Her love for Make-A-Wish was found prior to choosing to go Chi Omega, as she recalls, seeing how invested our chapter was in serving the organization made her feel connected before recruitment even began. Juliana said that she “really appreciated that Chi O also appreciates Make-A-Wish” and that Chi Omega has “helped her more than she could have done on her own” when it comes to continuing to pay forward the kindness and support that Make-A-Wish gave to her through granting her own wish! 

 

Juliana spoke this year during recruitment week on our Philanthropy Day. She told her story and explained to every girl going through recruitment the impact that this organization has on the lives of everyone involved. Tori Haynes, MC 24, said that what she learned during this day of recruitment helped her ultimately decide to go Chi O, saying, "I could see just how serious but also excited Chi Os are about helping others, and it made me want to be a part of it!” Eden Rainer, another member of MC 24, also recalled how “Each girl in Chi Omega seemed so intentional in her love for Make-A-Wish and the children served by it.” 

 

Philanthropy and Service are not just parts of Theta Kappa but are foundational to the chapter. Every girl in this chapter shares love and excitement for serving Make-A-Wish, and the chance to serve doesn’t end within the chapter! Soon, Chi Omega will be hosting Philanthropy Week, which will consist of many profit shares at popular restaurants and shops near campus and will end on Saturday, April 6 with Swishes for Wishes. Swishes is a 3-on-3 basketball tournament that students across Baylor’s campus get to play in, with all the proceeds going to Make-A-Wish. This is a fun way for Theta Kappa and many other students across campus to serve Make-A-Wish and its beautiful mission! 



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