About Our Philanthropy
While Sigma Chi does have its own philanthropy, as a fraternity they are involved in numerous other philanthropies. Brothers volunteer their time at a local homeless shelter to serve those who are less fortunate for two to three hours a day, sever days a week. In addition to their numerous philanthropic endeavors, Sigma Chi hosts their very own annual philanthropy known as Derby Days, which takes place in March.
Goals of This Year
Their goal this year is to raise anywhere from fifteen to twenty thousand dollars for Children's Miracle Network. Other goals as a chapter with their philanthropy involvement on campus is to set an example of what we believe the Greek community should be doing in order to increase participation in service and aide. For example, they have consistently worked with a local homeless shelter called the Shalom House to serve the less fortunate for two to three hours a day as often as three times a week. A new addition to local community aide is their participation in flood relief in the Martinsville area. They plan on building a strong relationship with the church that organizes this service over the next few years.
The Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) is an international non-profit organization that raises funds for children's hospitals, medical research and community awareness of children's health issues. The organization, founded in 1982 by the Osmond family and John Schneider, is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. To date, the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals claims to have raised over $4 billion which is distributed directly to a network of 170 hospitals.
Contributions and Donations
From Dance Marathons and Radiothons to IHOP National Pancake Day and DQ Miracle Treat Day, there are multiple ways to participate and fundraise for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Children's Miracle Network Hospitals rely on the support of corporate sponsors to fund life saving care, education and research. A variety of fundraising opportunities are available for organizations looking for a cohesive national program with a local impact.