Phi Mu's Founders felt so strongly about philanthropic activities that the first line in the Phi Mu Creed reads, "To lend to those less fortunate a helping hand." These words aren't just clever prose, they're a guiding principle for Phi Mu's everywhere. The tradition is carried on today in many chapter activities
Phi Mu is the only sorority to be a corporate sponsor of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals(CMNH). Supporting 170 CMN hospitals nationwide, Phi Mus across the country have raised $1.8 million in just this year, improving the quality of life for children everywhere. In addition to raising funds for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Phi Mu's also volunteer countless hours of volunteer work at area hospitals. Click here for more information. (www.childrensmiraclenetwork.org) @CMNHospitals
The Kappa Alpha chapter of Phi Mu proudly supports LeBonheur Children's Medical Center as their primary Children's Miracle Network hospital. Each year, Phi Mu Kappa Alpha raises over $30,000 for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and LeBonheur Hospital. Le Bonheur opened its doors in Memphis, Tennessee on June 15, 1952. Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center is a not-for-profit, comprehensive, regional medical center providing 225 patient beds and 45 medical subspecialties. Each year, Le Bonheur treats nearly 130,000 children. Click here for more information (www.lebonheur.org) @LeBonheurChild
We have had 12 girls go to Orlando, Florida to Disney World, to run in the Disney Princess Half Marathon that benefited Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
For the past three years, our members have had the amazing opportunity to visit Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN. Here, we visit the hospital staff and hand out stuffed animals and other goodies to the patients. Our members love seeing the impact all of our fundraising has on such an amazing place.
BBQ & Blues
With $5 a ticket, guests are able to enjoy a yummy BBQ sandwich, a cookie, chips, and a drink. Live jazz music is performed by various bands. Former Children's Miracle Network Hospitals patients and families join us and share their experiences with us. This past year, we raised over $16,000 to support our local CMN Hospital, LeBonheur Children's Medical Center.
Bonnamu is Phi Mu's spin off of the world renowned music festival Bonnaroo. We have great live bands perform, flower crowns, cheese fries, smoothies, and photo booths all included.
In addition to Children's Miracle Network and LeBonheur Children's Medical Center, the Kappa Alpha chapter is also very involved in the Starkville area community. You will find members participating in service projects such as visiting nursing homes, the humane society, Relay for Life, Habitat for Humanity, and the Boys and Girls Club. Many members tutor elementary children at Sudduth Elementary School after school. We are also partnered with the Starkville Salvation Army and have members over there every single day volunteering their time to those in need. A total of 3,400 hours have been done this year alone.
Our members are involved with countless organization that go on mission trips. WE LOVE TO SERVE - especially along side our sisters.