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Despite having to overcome challenges posed by the coronavirus, Wright State University’s (WSU) student-run organization Miracle Makers has successfully started two annual fundraisers: Penny Wars and Grilled Cheese Hotline.
Miracle Maker’s, a charitable student organization at WSU, boasts a single goal of raising money for the Dayton Children’s Hospital. This year’s focus: Dayton Children’s Psychiatric unit.
In a pre-covid environment, the organization additionally hosts Raiderthon; a dance fundraiser and Miracle Maker’s primary fundraising event. Coronavirus restrictions continue to prevent in-person events, causing the move to a virtual platform and the cancellation of Raiderthon this year.
Despite the platform shift and an overall decrease in student population on campus, Miracle Makers anticipates receiving $67,000 in donations from the two events running online.
Miracle Makers is teaming up with WSU’s Residential Community Association (RCA) in hopes to bring more interest and involvement to their fundraising efforts. According to Residential Assistant Hayden Mankin, teams from the residential dorms and apartments compete to raise the most money.
WSU also competes with the University of Dayton chapter of Miracle Makers.
“It’s really just a fun way to try and get people to register for Raiderthon and raise money for Dayton Children’s,” said President of Miracle Makers Alexis Hobbs.
The event began on March 28 and will run until April 10, ending with a drive-in movie night occurring in parking lot four on campus.
The event is open to the public and simply requires all attendees to register for the Penny Wars fundraiser.
Grilled Cheese Hotline
According to Hobbs, a collaboration between Miracle Makers, the Hanger and Chartwells has allowed Grilled Cheese Hotline to operate smoothly thus far.
The fundraising event began on March 28 and is running simultaneously alongside Penny Wars through April 10.
Students can preorder a grilled cheese meal and pick it up at The Hanger. A dollar from every meal will go to Miracle Makers’ fundraising efforts for Dayton Children’s Hospital.
“Even though we’re not all going to be right next to each other, we’re still going to be together as a community supporting the kids,” the High School Outreach Chair and next President of Miracle Makers Abigail Adams said.
For a comprehensive list of student organizations at WSU and additional information on Miracle Makers, click here.