Helping provide stability and resources #forRMHC families

Many families travel far from home and spend several weeks or months to get treatment for their seriously ill or injured children – a long time to be away or to divide a family. And, for children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier than not having mom and dad close by for love and support. A Ronald McDonald House is that “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost. The Houses are built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest.

Since 1979, Alpha Delta Pi has been committed to serving children and families impacted by Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) programs including the Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Room. Today, more than 347 Ronald McDonald Houses and 192 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms in 60 countries help keep families with seriously ill or injured children together when they need it most. Many Alpha Delta Pi collegiate chapters and alumnae associations spend their time and energy volunteering.

The experience that our sisters have gained through this partnerships is priceless. Whitley Simpson, Zeta Omega—University of Central Florida, and ADPi legacy said, “I now volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House alongside my own Alpha Delta Pi sorority sisters. Twice a month we prepare lunch or dinner for the families staying at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children or Florida Hospital Orlando. At our Chapter, we collect pop tabs and each year we host a ‘Cheers for Charity’ event that raises about $10,000 for our two Houses. I know I will be connected with RMHC for the rest of my life.” Read more about Whitley’s connection to RMHC.