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Centenary Chi Omegas Set "Just Wish for It" Silent Auction Nov. 13 to Benefit Make-a-Wish Foundation® of Louisiana

SHREVEPORT, LA –- The Iota Gamma chapter of Chi Omega at Centenary College will hold a Just Wish for It! Auction to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Louisiana.

The event will be held in the Haynes Gymnasium of Centenary’s Fitness Center from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, with auction tables opening and closing at varying times. There will also be a live auction from 5:30 to 6 p.m. It is open to the public, with a $5 donation requested at the door.

Auction Items
Among the auction items are gift certificates to numerous restaurants, jewelry formed from vintage buttons, paintings, baby items, bath and hair products, diamond jewelry, and personal and home accessories.

Make-A-Wish Foundation Benefit
The Make-A-Wish Foundation is the national charity of the Chi Omega Fraternity. “Iota Gamma is excited to be part of the Make-A-Wish family and looks forward to meeting our goal of raising $5,000 to help grant wishes and make a real impact in our community,” says Kirsten Thomas, Chi Omega chapter president. “We want to take this opportunity to invite everyone out to the auction.”

The Chi Omega/Make-A-Wish program also offers volunteer opportunities for Chi Omega members to serve their local community, as well as raising money from fund-raising events. “We’re delighted to see Chi Omegas rally around the Make-A-Wish mission and offer their enthusiasm to help our local chapter,” said Alisa Bordonaro, associate director of development for Make-A-Wish Foundation of Louisiana.

The foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. It is the largest wish-granting organization in the world with 80 chapters in the United States and its territories, 23 international affiliates, more than 25,000 volunteers, and more than 97,000 wishes granted since inception in 1980.

For more information about the Iota Gamma Silent Auction to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation, please contact Centenary students and Chi Omega members Anna Taylor at 318-869- 5498 or aktaylor@centenary.edu or Katie Carpenter at 318-896-5500 or kcarpent@centenary.edu.

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