Alpha Delta Pi adopted the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) as its national philanthropy in 1979. 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.
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! In the spring, we hold “Raising for Ronald,” a week-long event. During this philanthropy week, we have a dodgeball tournament, and we hold a fundraiser called “Pie a Pi,” where donors can buy pies and pie us in the face!
We also participate in Pop Tab Pandemonium each spring, which is held at the RMH in St. Louis. Pop Tab Pandemonium is a year-round project for the members of ADPi; we collect pop tabs off soda cans, recycle them, and all the money we raise goes straight the Ronald McDonald House! This year, we collected 50 lbs. of pop tabs! While were at RMH in St. Louis, we also get to interact with children and families staying there. It’s a great way to see where our hard work and effort really goes!
In addition to the RMH, ΑDPi supports other fraternities and sororities in their philanthropic efforts for their designated charities.
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.