By Emme Long, Zeta Delta-University of Montevallo, Executive Office Intern
The 164th Grand Convention of Alpha Delta Pi is a time to honor our values, cherish our traditions, and uphold our mission for our sisterhood. What better way is there to accomplish this than engaging in our biannual philanthropic endeavor during our time together?
This year Alpha Delta Pi will be partnering with two organizations that share our desire for creating meaningful and permanent change: Homeward Bound and the Wounded Warriors Project.
Homeward Bound was founded in 1990 in Phoenix, Arizona to assist families below the poverty line, who are facing homelessness or are escaping domestic violence. The organization seeks to demolish the cycle of perpetuated homelessness through providing necessary goods and personalized services for victims. In order to contribute to this meaningful cause, Alpha Delta Pi requests that Convention attendants bring an item that fulfills the needs of the organization.
- Twin size sheet sets/(zippered) mattress covers/bedding
- Paper products (paper towels, toilet paper, tissues)
- Towels (wash and bath, kitchen towels)
- Batteries (Mostly AA, but all sizes welcome)
- Bottles, sippy cups, pacifiers
- Baby food (jars – fruits and vegetables only)
- Pajamas (including onesie’s for babies)
- Hypoallergenic wipes
- Accessories for hair (combs, brushes, hair accessories)
- Sunscreen (SPF 30 and higher)
- Nix Shampoo & lice combs
- Band-Aids – variety of sizes
Arts & Crafts
- Crayola markers
- Back to School Supplies
- Scrapbooking supplies
- Dress-up costumes (boys and girls)
Games and crafts, in addition to gift cards, are also welcomed. For a full list of items, please see the Homeward Bound Wish List. Additionally, there will be a challenge amongst districts to see who can provide the most monetary support for the organization. All change, cash, and checks for donation are welcome.
The Wounded Warriors Project, which was founded in 2003, seeks to help returning veterans and their families who suffer from a variety of injuries and provide programming to assimilate them back into civilian culture. We ask that you bring stationery to contribute to our thank you notes that we will send the soldiers. Upon arriving at convention, please seek to locate the table that will be set up for writing these notes and collecting them for shipment.