Alpha Delta Pi Sorority has been involved in philanthropic work since its establishment in 1851. Our founders were members of Christian service organizations and firmly believed in giving back to the community. At the 1979 Grand Convention, the convention body voted to adopt the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) as our new national philanthropy. Ronald McDonald Houses are located throughout the world near hospitals and treatment centers. They serve young patients and their families as a “home away from home” during their treatment and convalescence. There are 271 Ronald McDonald Houses in 52 countries and regions, whose function is to provide comfort and care for the families of seriously ill children who are receiving treatment, at little or no cost to the families.
We participate in and hold other philanthropy events each semester to help raise money for RMHC. The sisters of Alpha Delta Pi are truly dedicated to a variety of causes, and support other organizations’ philanthropies as well as other philanthropic causes. Sisters recently participated in Delta Delta Delta's 'Catwalk to End Fat Talk' event to raise awareness about body image and eating disorders, in a Shopping Cart Parade and Food Drive benefiting the Caring Place in Georgetown, and the Ronald McDonald House Lights of Love 5k in Austin.