Alpha Delta Pi adopted the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) as its national philanthropy in 1979. Alpha Delta Pi was the first partner of the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Ronald McDonald Houses are located worldwide and provide a “home away from home” for families who have sick children in the hospital. In addition to donating money to this worthwhile cause, many Alpha Delta Pi collegiate chapters and alumnae associations spend their time and energy volunteering at these houses.
This year 2018-2019 the Delta Nu chapter of Alpha Delta Pi raised nearly $9,000 for the Ronald McDonld House Charities and other organizations.
Each fall, the women of ADPi at SEMO host a soccer tournament, Kickin’ It with ADPi. Fraternities and soroities on campus help by raising money and collecting pop tabs to be donated to the Ronald McDonald House. We also host a male pageant called Big Man on Campus, where men from each fraternity compete in different categories such as best costume, question & answer, and talent. Tab collection, along with Big Man, determine seating for the big tournament the next day! The tournament is a lot of fun because we get to hangout with our sisters while watching the fraternity men play soccer!
During the Spring, we held our 3rd annual Volley for Booby. Volley for Bobby is a volleyball tournament in memory of a loved Sigma Phi Epsilon man who tragically passed away in 2015. This brings all members of Greek Life together to raise money for a scholarship fund in his name. This year, we raised $1,050.00 for the Bobby Christman Scholarship Fund!
During this week we also held various events. This included “Pasta with the Pis” where we sold tickets and served pasta to students of Southeast, “Pie a Pi” where students paid $1 to throw a whipcream pie in an ADPI’s face, and held various share nights with local restaurants.
As much as we love raising money for our own philanthropy, we love to help out other chapters by participating in their own philanthropy events! In the Fall 2018-Spring 2019 year, we won Sigma Chi’s Derby Days, Sigma Phi Epsilon’s Super Bowl, and Pi Kappa Alpha’s Pike Spike. We are so grateful for the opportunity to help out each chapters’ philanthropies!
In addition to Ronald McDonald House Charities, ΑDPi supports other fraternities and sororities in their philanthropic efforts, volunteers for local organizations, and raises money for sisters in need. Take a look at our most recent visit to the Ronald McDonald Houses in St. Louis!
For more information concerning Ronald McDonald House Charities, or to see how you can help, please visit the Ronald McDonald House Charity website. Or visit the St. Louis Ronald McDonald House website to learn more about this fabulous foundation.