I was first personally impacted by Make-A-Wish when I became involved with the Kids for Wish Kids high school program back in Colorado, where we started one of the first wish weeks in the state. From first raising enough money to grant one wish to raising over $72,000 in one week, I saw the power of a wish.
The way people can come together for one common goal spoke volumes to me. I was able to see how one wish - one simple gesture - made such a difference in someone’s life.
Then, my sister received a wish and I yet again fell deeper in love with Make-A-Wish. I cannot say enough good things about the organization. From the people that work there to the way they go about fulfilling each and every wish, it just warms my heart and I can’t help but smile every time I think of Make-A-Wish.
And now I am getting the opportunity to be a part of the Make-A-Wish Arizona chapter with my sisters in Chi Omega. My hope is that I can work with Make-A-Wish to impact one life after the next in the special way they have impacted mine, and it all starts with the power of one wish.
-Kelcey Beckman, Chi Omega at Arizona State University
About Chi Omega
15 years ago, Make-A-Wish started an alliance with Chi Omega Fraternity with the mission to grant more wishes.
Today, on Sisters Serve the World Day, we thank Chi Omega’s 345,000 initiated members and 5,000+ alumnae volunteers for their dedication to helping kids in their communities with life-threatening medical conditions experience life-changing wishes.
Chi Omega, the largest women’s fraternal organization in the world, raises money and awareness for Make-A-Wish throughout the year through a variety of events and fundraising activities. Chi Omega collegiate and alumnae chapters have raised over $18 million for our wish kids and volunteered more than one million hours to Make-A-Wish since 2001.