ENMU Chi Omega Pie Event Raises $400 for Make-A-Wish

ENMU Chi Omega Pie Event Raises $400 for Make-A-Wish

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Nationally, Chi Omega formed an alliance with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and since have raised more than $17 million dollars, and put in about one million hours of volunteer time.

ENMU Chi Omega Chapter President Deanna Kincheloe said people donate a dollar per pie, and then pie a chapter member in the face. Chapter members were adorned with trash bags and whipped cream hair all afternoon on the Dallan Sanders Memorial Plaza.

"Our Community Service Director Jessica Fredericks and Director of Programming/Chapter Secretary Taylor Tapia came up with the idea and organized the event," Kincheloe said.

Most of the chapter members participated in some way. "We want to make it an annual event. We had members tabling to make donations and get the word out, then we had others who helped make the pies."

The chapter raised $400 in cash, and had a cup filled with coins.

During the last biennium, the chapter focused on giving back and volunteering in their local community more than raising money for Make-A-Wish, but raised over $1,000. This year, the focus is to be equal between volunteering and raising money.

ENMU Chi Omega chapter was honored last spring with the Outstanding Service award at the ENMU L.E.A.D. Awards banquet for community service in Portales. The chapter made more efforts to volunteer weekly at various organizations including the Baptist Children's Home, a local elementary school, as well as participating in Eastern in Action.

Kincheloe says the chapter has scheduled more events this semester to raise money for Make-A-Wish, such as a garage sale that formally raised almost $800 last year, and the Buy-A-Star event that raised about $200.

The chapter will also begin planning a wish week, hopefully, for the spring, which will include an entire week of events.


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