Thirty-six years ago, RMHC Alabama opened as the 5th Ronald McDonald House worldwide. Also thirty-six years ago, Alpha Delta Pi chose Ronald McDonald House as their national philanthropy. To date, the ADPi Foundation has donated more than $10 million to the organization.

We are lucky to have the ADPi ladies of Samford Univeristy, University of Alabama, University of Montevallo and University of North Alabama support the House in Birmingham. Over the years, these ladies have supported the House in every way from helping out during events to making little gifts for the families. The ladies of ADPi have taken things to a new level these past couple of months — they have been out volunteering on Day of Change, signing up for our specialty car tag, cooking meals for the families at the House and even hosting fundraisers.

Samford’s chapter of Alpha Delta Pi had their annual Lion’s Share Challenge Golf Tournament in Birmingham and raised over $27,200 for the House!! That is over 360 nights of keeping a family close to each other and the care they need. These ladies worked hard to pull off an amazing event while also raising awareness for the House and our mission. We are so thankful for their support.Samford ADPi

When we asked Chandler, the chapter’s philanthropy chair about her experience she said, “By getting to partner alongside a philanthropy centered around children’s hearts, I have gotten a first-hand glimpse at the pure joy that comes from a child’s smile. In Alpha Delta Pi, we believe that when you change a child’s life, you change families, which can change a community, and ultimately the world.”

We know these young women will continue to make an impact on the world — their hard work to raise funds and awareness for our mission shows their unfaltering dedication to a cause.

“We have been given an opportunity to help serve these children and families at the Ronald McDonald House by cooking dinners and hosting various activities. Through ADPi’s involvement with our philanthropy our lives have been touched just as we seek to touch theirs.”