The Chi Omega house saw hungry guests and a lot of batter last Saturday as it raised $2,600 for its annual pancake fundraiser for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
“The event went really well,” said junior Elizabeth Laux, Chi Omega Philanthropy Chair. “Attendancewise, I was shooting for about 300 people. It was hard to keep track of all the people, but I definitely feel like we hit that. The house was packed from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.”
Sophomore Caylee McComb was pleased with the great turn out, as well as the variety of pancakes.
“The pancakes were awesome. We had chocolate chip, plain, and strawberry banana,” McComb said.
The ladies of Chi Omega had a goal of raising $2000.
“Monetarily, we surpassed our goal,” Laux said. “We raised about $2,600.”
The funds were raised by selling $5 tickets for the event, along with various online donations.
“All of the funds raised in each state stay within that state. So their funds went towards Make-A-Wish Michigan,” Make-A-Wish volunteer Diana Cook said. “Eighty percent of the funds are directly used towards granting wishes.”
Cook was one of two Wish volunteers who attended the pancake fundraiser.
“I thought the Chi Omega women did a fabulous job,” Cook said. “They represented Make-A-Wish very well.”
Mccomb said having these two volunteers made the event more meaningful.
“We got to see some of the faces of those kids who would benefit from our efforts,” Mccomb said. “It’s a great event because everyone in the house is directly involved in raising money, so we know that we each play a part in changing the life of someone with a terminal or life-threatening illness.”