Chapter Spotlight: Taking the Call for Children’s Hospital

Tara Takoushian (2015),  Brittany Middleman (2016), Emily Skiba and Nicole Jakobowski (2016) answer phones from donors calling in.

Tara Takoushian (’15), Brittany Middleman (’16), Emily Skiba (’16) and Nicole Jakobowski (’16) answer phones from donors.

The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh is a place where the Alpha Omega Chapter Brothers love to volunteer. It is about a 15 minute drive from their campus, the University of Pittsburgh. For the past few years the Alpha Omega Brothers have volunteered at the DVE Rocks for Children Radiothon.

The Radiothon takes place at the Children’s Hospital and benefits the children by supporting projects and programs that aren’t covered by insurance and that helps them carry out their mission of “providing the best pediatric care to children in our region and beyond.”

We have our brothers go every year on the Friday and Saturday so there are no class conflicts. Our service chair, Emily Skiba (Alpha Omega Chapter ’16), did a great job in organizing this event for our Chapter. We had 9 brothers volunteer on Friday, September 19th and an additional 17 on Saturday, September 20th.

This year, the seventh annual DVE Rocks for Children’s Radiothon raised a record $626,254 for Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation from nearly 4,000 donors!

One of our very own brothers received a $5,000 donation!

While at the Radiothon, they make sure to post information about the fundraiser and how to donate on their social media accounts to encourage their friends and family to call in. The DVE Rocks for Children’s Radiothon is continuously considered to be one of the favorite service events Brothers can attend during the Fall semester and they already can’t wait to be back next year.

Learn more about the Children’s Hospital and the Radiothon below:

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