THE HELPING HANDS FUND FOR COLLEGIANS IMPACTED BY COVID-19

Our thoughts are with all those affected by the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) – click here to make a donation in support of Chi Omega Sisters impacted by recent events through the Chi Omega Foundation’s Helping Hands Fund for Disaster Relief.

Due to overwhelming response, applications for the Helping Hands Fund for Collegians Impacted by COVID-19 have been suspended. If more funding permits, the Foundation will reopen the grant application.

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page about this fund.


Helping Collegiate Sisters through the COVID-19 Pandemic

The purpose of the Helping Hands Fund for Collegians Impacted by COVID-19 is to provide short-term, need-based assistance to collegiate members of Chi Omega Fraternity in good standing who are in financial distress due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants from this program are one time and restricted in their use to the payment of basic necessities arising directly from the impact of COVID-19.

Many of our collegiate Sisters are facing financial challenges as they navigate the difficult reality resulting from the pandemic. Collegians have shared that their family’s ability to provide financial support has changed during the pandemic, or that they are not able to find work near their campus. One collegiate Sister shared:

“I have to financially support myself during college with help from my student loans. This was manageable when I was working approximately 25 hours per week during the school year and making extra money babysitting on weekends whenever possible. However, since the pandemic has begun, I no longer have my job as a nanny… I am struggling.”

A gift to the Helping Hands Fund for Collegians Impacted by COVID-19 shows our collegiate Sisters that Chi Omegas will stand behind them as they navigate uncertain times. To join other donors from across the country in providing financial assistance to collegiate Sisters in financial distress due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please click here to make your donation online or mail your check, payable to Chi Omega Foundation, to The Chi Omega Foundation, 3395 Players Club Parkway, Memphis, TN 38125. Reference the “Helping Hands Fund for Collegians Impacted by COVID-19.” Your gift will mean so much!

If you have any questions about the Chi Omega Helping Hands Fund, please contact Chi Omega Foundation Stewardship and Grants Coordinator Amanda Vinson at 901.748.8600 or amanda.vinson@chiomega.com.

Loyally,

Letitia Fulkerson

Chi Omega Foundation President