From the time of our founding, Alpha Delta Pi has believed in the importance of giving back to our community. A dedication to philanthropy guides our members to spend time in the service of those who need it most. Our international organization’s commitment to Ronald McDonald House Charities has led to the donation of over $15,000,000 over the course of our partnership. More than 350 Ronald McDonald Houses in 64 countries help keep families with seriously ill or injured children together when they need it most by offering them a comfortable, temporary residence in proximity to a medical facility.
Alpha Delta Pi's international philanthropy is Ronald McDonald House Charities. The Ronald McDonald House provides a home away from home for families that have children in the hospital. Our chapter is lucky enough to have an RMH right here in Iowa City, which gives up the opportunity to volunteer and interact with the families in our community. We cook dinners at the house multiple times a month volunteer our time through weekly house clean-ups.
Alpha Beta also takes part in the annual Red Shoe Run hosted by the Iowa City Ronald McDonald House. Sisters participate in the 5k and half marathon, as well as volunteer at the event. This past spring we had numerous women volunteer and participate in the 5k, and even 2 women who ran the half marathon!
In addition to our service at the Ronald McDonald House, our members logged over 1900 volunteer hours at other local organizations and charities during the 2018-2019 school year. Keep up the good work, ladies!