For more than 35 years, Alpha Delta Pi’s partnership with the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) has grown leaps and bounds. In the last five years alone, all 156 chapters across the nation continue to serve one of 120 houses located near them. However, there are currently 358 houses located nationally and internationally. So how does Alpha Delta Pi reach more than twice as many houses AND ones that are located around the world? The Ronald McDonald House Charities Endowment Challenge.
The Ronald McDonald House Charities Endowment will allow the houses, in which Alpha Delta Pi does not directly serve, to apply for grants from the Alpha Delta Pi Foundation to the Endowment Fund. These grants will support new construction, renovations, and expansion. The funds go deeper than the houses. They are applied to additional bedrooms, family rooms, and care mobiles. Family rooms are for those families who can’t leave the hospital. They are always just right down the hallway from their loved one in need. Care mobiles provide healthcare, dental services, and health education to children where they need it most, even if it is miles from the nearest hospital.
With the help of donors like you, our chapters and alumnae associations we hope to raise $1 million to build this permanent endowment by summer 2018. How can you help us reach our goal? The easy answer – donate. With the click of a button you can help RMHC’s around the world. Another way is through encouragement. If you are a collegian or alumnae association member, encourage your sisters to hold an extra philanthropy event to support the Ronald McDonald House Endowment Challenge.
With Alpha Delta Pi’s continued partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities, the only way is up! To donate to the RMHC Endowment as part of our inaugural day of giving, please donate here.