Ronald McDonald House Charities:
At our Grand Convention in 1979, Alpha Delta Pi voted to adopt the Ronald McDonald House as our new national philanthropy. The Ronald McDonald House was first opened in Philadelphia in 1974 by Fred Hill, a football player for the Philadelphia Eagles. Because Hill’s daughter Kim was treated for leukemia at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, he was inspired to help other families of the children at the hospital. Hill helped expand the Ronald McDonald Houses, and today they are located throughout the world. Ronald McDonald House Charities provides families who have a sick child with a “home away from home” while their child receives medical help. Working with the Ronald McDonald House gives members of Alpha Delta Pi a common goal for the service of others. Gamma Chi is lucky to have our very own Ronald McDonald House in Fort Worth. Each month, members go to the house to cook dinner for the families and play with the children. In addition, we work hard all year to raise money through toy drives, wish lists, and our annual philanthropy event, ADPICNIC.
Alpha Delta Pi will be hosting our second annual ADPICNIC on April 7th, 2018! This family-friendly tailgate will be held on the front lawn of the Alpha Delta Pi house. Come enjoy food, fun, & games to support Ronald McDonald House Charities. There will be a cornhole tournament for student organizations, family members, alumnae and anyone that wants to participate. There will also be food, raffles, lawn games, facepainting, and a DJ. Fundraising efforts will take place through event ticket sales, raffle ticket sales, cornhole team registrations, and sponsorships.
Last year we raised over $10,000 and couldn't have done it without support from the TCU and Fort Worth communities.