The Ronald McDonald House
In 1979 Alpha Delta Pi adopted The Ronald McDonald House as its national philanthropy. The Ronald McDonald House Charities serve to provide a temporary home away from home for families with children who are undergoing serious medical treatments. It keeps families together and allows them to avoid constant, long-distance travel.
The Charlottesville Ronald McDonald House is only five minutes away from the ADPi house. This is not the case for many of ADPi's national chapters, and we feel very lucky to have an RMH so close by. It allows our sisters to see first-hand the positive impact they have, and to directly interact with the staff and families they are helping.
Besides raising money for the Charlottesville RMH, each week ADPi sends groups of sisters to help out at the house. Sisters cook meals, clean, and spend time with the children living at RMH.