On February 13, 2017, the Omicron Omicron Chapter (Lindenwood University) coordinated an event they entitled, “Smooch-A-Pooch.” The results for this first-time event were outstanding. Emily Walshaw explained, “Lindenwood truly showed its support for our organization with a wide variety of attendance to our event. We had athletes, fraternity men, women from other sororities, and many faculty members stop by for a little smooch from the pooches. It was incredible to see.”
Members volunteered their time and their pups for the puppy kissing booth, and it was just in time for anyone to receive a kiss for Valentine’s Day. They raised $327 for Starkey Hearing Foundation. Being on a small campus, it truly meant a great deal to the members of the Omicron Omicron Chapter to see the support this event received.
Monica Eckelkamp, Vice President of Philanthropy, said, “I was very pleased with the outcome of Smooch-A-Pooch. As it was a short event and the first time we had done it, raising over $300 for the Starkey Hearing Foundation was fantastic. I look forward to seeing this event as an annual Valentine’s Day fundraiser to spread our love for our cause of speech and hearing!”