A Day of Giving letter to our sisters
Empowered women empower women. It’s a phrase we hear so often today and one many of us would use to describe our Alpha Chi Omega experience. As Alpha Chi Omegas, we are empowered women and we empower women, but what exactly does this mean?
The dictionary definition of the word “empower” is “to make (someone) strong and more confident, especially in controlling their life and claiming their rights.” How have you been made stronger and more confident by your Alpha Chi Omega experience? Maybe it’s the sisters who encouraged you to run for that executive board position or the forever friends who stood by your side through life’s hardest moments.
There are times in life when you’re the sister who needs help, and other times when you’re the sister who can lend that helping hand. As we become empowered, we share that and, in turn, empower others. As Alpha Chi Omegas, we empower others through actions. We support survivors of domestic violence, we speak out about the importance of mental health, and we build up our sisters, inspiring them to seek the heights in whatever their path may be.
Empowered women are strong women; we encourage each other, support each other and challenge each other to be the best versions of ourselves.
When we joined Alpha Chi Omega, each one of us made a promise to ourselves and to our sisters to live empowered. No matter if we’ve been members for a few months or 50 years, we continue to grow in our friendships and gain opportunities through the sorority experience that help us to be leaders, philanthropists and change-makers. As Alpha Chi Omegas, we are real, strong women who come together to create a powerful network of sisters that can and will change the world.
This year, we celebrate the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation’s Day of Giving April 7-8, 2021 to celebrate the empowered women who make up Alpha Chi Omega – the women who make our sorority experience unique and the future generations of real, strong women who will grow our sisterhood.
We invite you to give back during Day of Giving in a way that is meaningful to you. Maybe it’s through a donation to the Real. Strong. Women.® Fund, which supports the programs and initiatives that create experience for our members. Maybe it’s by calling a sister who has empowered you to say thanks. Or maybe it’s empowering someone else by sharing your Alpha Chi Omega story on social media using our Day of Giving hashtag, #AXOempower. However you choose to show up, we’re glad to call you a sister.
About Day of Giving:
The Alpha Chi Omega Foundation’s Day of Giving is a 1 day, 8 hour and 85 minute fundraising campaign that raises money for the Real. Strong. Women. Fund. Day of Giving 2021 will take place April 7-8 and celebrate the theme “Empowered Women Empower Women.” Learn more about this year’s campaign on our website.