Alpha Delta Pi's national philanthropy is Ronald McDonald House Charities, known within the sorority as RMH. The Ronald McDonald House serves as a "home away from home" for the families of sick and hospitalized children. Kappa Chapter specifically serves the Birmingham, Alabama Ronald McDonald House. The families staying at the house are able to live close to their hospitalized children. The Ronald McDonald House truly encompasses the statement "families are stronger when they are together, and their presence helps a sick child heal faster and cope better." The family can come back to the house after a stressful day and have a support system of families dealing with the same hardships. It is a place where families can feel at home, cook their meals, watch TV, read, do their laundry, and enjoy the comfort of a warm and friendly environment.
We are very fortunate to have a Ronald McDonald House close to campus in the Birmingham area. Kappa chapter serves weekly at RMH. We cook dinner, bake cookies, clean, and fundraise for the house. In the fall, we host our annual Lion's Share Golf Tournament. It is a fun day on the course for the girls and players. In the spring, we host Run for Ronald. Run for Ronald is our 5K that involves students from all across campus.
We have also recently participated in the Young Leadership Board of RMH's fundraiser, The Red Stiletto, and the RMH Red Nose Run 5K. We look forward to these events in the fall and spring, as well as serving at the house weekly.
"We believe that when you change a child's life, you change a family's, which can change a community, and ultimately the world."