The Eta Gamma chapter at Austin Peay State University

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Philanthropy

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.

 

Ronald McDonald House Involvement

Each month, sisters visit the Ronald McDonald House of Nashville to cook and clean for the families staying there. It is always a special time for sisters to visit with the families and help them in their time of need.

 

Run for Ronald 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run

Our annual event for the Ronald McDonald House of Nashville is a fun, family event that includes races, a carnival, a silent auction, food trucks, vendors, and a spirit week full of activities leading up to the 5K! In March 2019, Eta Gamma raised $22,000 for RMH.

 

Sync for Smiles Lip Sync

Eta Gamma is proud to not only have one, but two, amazing philanthropies that we support. Our local philanthropy, Camp Rainbow, is a camp designed for children with illnesses that keep them from attending other summer camps. Each camper has their own counselor that participates in all the activities with them. Each fall, our sisters put on a lip sync to raise money for Camp Rainbow. Our last event raised over $3,000 for the camp.

 

The Big Event

Our sisters love participating in The Big Event every spring. This is a national event hosted at many schools allowing students to volunteer at various locations throughout their local community. This may include soup kitchens, community gardens, nursing homes, animal shelters, highway cleanup or other locations around the community that need assistance.