"To lend to those less fortunate a helping hand."
In Phi Mu these words are not just part of our creed.
They are words to live by.
Phi Mu's national philanthropy is the Children's Miracle Network. CMN is a nonprofit organization dedicating to saving children's lives. Since 1986 Phi Mu has raised over 7 million dollars. The Delta Eta chapter at Georgetown College has raised over $20,000. Locally, all of the funds go to the Kentucky Children's Hospital.
The Delta Eta Chapter is really dedicated to the Children's Miracle Network and holds many fundraisers throughout the year to raise money for CMN. In the fall semester, they hold a craft sale at the annual Festival of the Horse in downtown Georgetown and host a spaghetti dinner. In the spring semester they have their annual Crush sales, where people across campus can purchase bottles of Crush orange soda to send to their "crush". This event is concluded with a campus-wide party.
Phi Mu also holds a National Philanthropy Day on the third Monday in October. they use this as an opportunity to get the community introduced to the Children's Miracle Network as well as to get them involved in the fundraising. In the past, the Delta Eta chapter has held a breast cancer awareness event, gotten it declared "National Philanthropy Day" in the city of Georgetown by Mayor Karen Tingle-Sames, and made Halloween treat bags for the children at the Kentucky Children's Hospital.
In addition to different fundraisers, the women going through recruitment help contribute to the Children's Miracle Network by making many different crafts, such as blankets, puzzles, or kaleidoscopes on philanthropy night. These are then given to children at the Kentucky Children's Hospital during a scheduled visit in the late spring or early fall.