ADPi Pivots to Keep Helping Our Families

Alpha Delta Pi, the Zeta Omicron chapter at Georgia Institute of Technology, has supported Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities since 1979. Recently, the ADPi chapter pivoted from its activity and dinner nights at our Ronald McDonald Houses to catering 40 meals for our families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lizzie Wright, Community Service Chair, says her sisters are extremely involved with Atlanta RMHC and they love to support its mission. After Georgia Tech’s closing for the semester, ADPi still managed to perform their annual Run for Ronald, virtually.

“There was so much feedback from our virtual Run for Ronald, and the girls really pushed for me to reach out so we could determine other ways to help amidst this pandemic,” Lizzie says. “We looked at different options to help and we decided on catering meals for the families who remained at the Houses.”

Lizzie took the lead in reaching out to Moe’s Southwestern Grill and shared Atlanta Ronald McDonald House’s purpose. “The man I spoke with from Moe’s was so moved by the Charity’s mission and by our efforts to help the families that he also wanted to help,” Lizzie says, adding Moe’s waived fees normally charged to assist ADPi in serving our families.

“It was so relieving to see how others, just like us, are so eager to relieve some of the burdens both the Charity and these families face,” Lizzie says.

How You Can Help

Atlanta Ronald McDonald House Charities is thankful for the unwavering support of our volunteers in these uncertain times. Looking for ways to help during COVID-19, consider catering meals, donating meal gift cards under $20 for families to pick up meals, donating Wish List items! Thank you for all you do to help us keep families close now more than ever.