Philanthropy


Alpha Delta Pi Sorority has been involved in philanthropic work since its inception 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 Houses (Children's Oncology Services, Inc.) as our new national philanthropy. Ronald McDonald Houses are located throughout the world near hospitals, and serve young cancer 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.

Zeta Chapter furthers Alpha Delta Pi’s tradition of service by visiting local Ronald McDonald Houses in Austin and Temple. As a chapter, we make cookies, cook lunch and dinner, collect toiletries, toys, and other supplies, and clean the RMH in order to help make families’ visits more comfortable and cheerful. We also craft Halloween and Valentine's Day gifts for the families living in the Ronald McDonald Houses. ΑΔΠ believes that a hands-on approach to philanthropy is a true demonstration of caring for others. By spending time with the families at RMH, our members develop the skills and characteristics of passionate and involved citizens.