The philanthropy of Alpha Chi Omega is supporting the victims of domestic violence and bringing awareness to this worldwide crisis. The Women's Shelter with which the Omicron Chapter works is called the Willow Domestic Violence Center (formerlyknown as the Women's Transitional Care Services), locatedin Lawrence, KS. This safe shelter is for battered women and children who need a secure place to stay while they get back on their feet. The Willow Domestic Violence Center provides necessary shelter, supplies and assistance to those women and children who turn to the shelter in times of need. We try to donate time and money to help those that have been affected by domestic violence.
In the 2013-2014 school year, Omicron Chapter raised more than $3,000 and donated a variety of other items to the Willow Domestic Violence Center. During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we hosted an awareness week featuring a number of speakers and performers, and in April we hosted an on-campus philanthropy event called G.I. Alpha Chi. This military-themed obstacle event was a fun afternoon for campus organizations to come together to support an important cause. Omicron also has a booth at the annual Maple Leaf Festival to raise funds for the Willow.
If you would like to donate, or would like more information on this cause, please visit the Willow Domestic Violence Center Website at http://www.willowdvcenter.org.
If you prefer to send mail, please send it to:
Willow Domestic Violence Center
PO Box 633
Lawrence, KS 66044