Daily Point of Light # 3060 Oct 27, 2005

Phi Mu’s main community service area that they work with is the Children’s Miracle Network and the Children’s Medical Hospital in Macon. They also have participated in the annual Baldwin County Relay for Life for the past five years. This year not only did they have teams walking and raising money they were also in charge of the On-Site Activities, which kept everyone busy while they were not walking. Relayers participated in scavenger hunts, mini relays, a Mr. Relay contest, making friendship bracelets for sick children, and sang karaoke, watched movies, and did all kinds of fun stuff. This group has been responsible for the on-site activities for the last two years now and hopefully they will be in charge of them again next year. They did an excellent job.

One of Phi Mu’s favorite community service endeavors is working with the Children’s Medical Hospital as well as with the Children’s Miracle Network. This year they have not only gone to the Children’s Medical Hospital and visited with the sick children but they also participated in the first Dance Marathon on campus. Dance Marathon is a national fundraiser where dancers (college students) raise money by securing donations and pledges in advance. One hundred percent of those funds will stay local to benefit hospitalized kids in your community. There were at least 15-20 Phi Mu’s that raised over $100 for Dance Marathon and participated in this 12-hour event. They raised over $1700 for the Children’s Medical Hospital in Macon. They had a member of their sorority on the planning committee and with all of her hard work and dedication to the Children’s Medical Hospital and to Dance Marathon she is going to be the new Student Director for next year.

This year Phi Mu will be recognized as Volunteers for the day during Volunteer Appreciation month in April. The GIVE Center felt that this was one way to recognize this organization for their outstanding volunteer efforts. They also have students that are going to be asked to be part of the Platinum Touch, which is an Honorary Service Organization that will be started on campus this spring. This spring Phi Mu along with Ashley Hall will earn the National Presidential Volunteer Service Award. Phi Mu truly has found the perfect balance between academics, extra-curricular activities, and community service projects.