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Allison is a bright young woman who has found her calling to improve the health and well-being of the people in her community. for over 100 hours in the past year, this senior at the University of Arizona has volunteered at the Tucson Ronald McDonald House, helping kids pick out donated toys, staffing the front desk, and ultimately creating strong relationships with guest families, fellow volunteers, and staff.
“The People.” That is Allison’s simple answer to why she loves spending three hours a day, two days a week at the RMH. “Everyone is so welcoming. When I first started, I didn’t stick out because I was new. There’s no separation here. Everyone both trusts you and helps you.” Although her parents live back in St. Louis, Allison has found two new families that she loves: the Ronald McDonald House Charities and her sorority (whose philanthropy efforts support the RMHC), Alpha Delta Pi.
In 2015 alone, the women of Alpha Delta Pi organized two major fundraising events (with a total donation of over $20,000!), cooked meals for RMHC families, donated over 300 pounds of pop tabs, volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House Party, and signed up over 175 walkers for the Walk for Kids. Their impact on the families and children that stay at the House is immense, supporting the financial, physical, and emotional needs of the charity.
For some members, ADPi is an introduction to the RMHC, for others like Allison, whose brother underwent major medical procedures as a young child, it’s a way to build on their life’s passions.
To Allison and all of the sisters of the Delta Gamma Chapter of Alpha Delta Pi, and on behalf of the 10,000 families whose lives you have touched, we’re celebrating National Volunteer Week with a heartfelt THANK YOU.