Alpha Xi Delta’s Philanthropic Focus:
The Kindly Hearts Initiative
The Kindly Hearts Initiative serves as the umbrella to our national philanthropic focus of supporting children and teens experiencing foster care or homelessness. Alpha Xi Deltas across the country support two Key Impact Organizations, FosterClub and StandUp for Kids, making a national and regional difference under the umbrella of our focus.
Letters of Love
All Alpha Xi Delta chapters and alumnae associations participate in Letters of Love, Alpha Xi Delta’s national letter writing fundraising campaign. Held annually during the month of November this campaign benefits Alpha Xi Delta’s two Key Impact Organizations, StandUp for Kids and FosterClub.
Our Chapter's Impact:
The Delta Alpha Chapter of Alpha Xi Delta proudly supports Autism Speaks and their mission of "promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions."
Autism Speaks enhances lives today and is accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow.
The AmaXIng Challenge: Step It Up 5K Walk/Run
Our chapter typically hosts a 5K on campus in benefit of Autism Speaks each April, which is World Autism Month! Last year our 5K was held on April 13! We had a great turnout and a lot of fun as we raised money for Autism Speaks! This fall we will be hosting our new AmaXing Challenge. . .VollXiball! Stay tuned for more information on our new volleyball tournament event and we hope to see you there!
Fall Fundraiser: Xingo!
In the fall, we host a bingo event with an opportunity to win a ton of gift cards and other prizes from local businesses as you play Xingo, as well as a raffle and silent auction, with all proceeds benefitting Autism Speaks! Fall 2018 was our first year doing this event, where we had a ton of fun and raised a lot of money for a great cause! We will host this event again in the fall, so stay tuned for more information!
Pictured above is Kenzie Krizmanich, Jordan Burns, Kayley Schultz, and Megan Fischer, the 2018-2019 Philanthropy team, celebrating a successful Xingo event!
Autism Speaks Walk Sponsored by Alpha Xi Delta - Minnesota
Our chapter volunteers at the Autism Speaks Walk in Minneapolis, MN every year. In addition to volunteering, we create a team to raise donations towards the organization.
Just a few of our sisters in attendance at the Autism Speaks Walk Fall 2019 in Minneapolis!
Light It Up Blue
Monuments across the world are lit up blue each year on April 2nd in honor of World Autism Day, including the UWL Clocktower. Our chapter holds a dance party there in order to increase understanding and acceptance for individuals affected by autism. Our Light It Up Blue event was at the UWL Clocktower at 7pm on April 2nd last year. This year we had a social media campaign to celebrate and we all posted photos of ourselves wearing blue in order to share the love while social distancing!
This year's Light It Up Blue event was cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions, but we still had a great time spreading our Philanthropy pride online! Pictured above from left to right is Allison Kornelly, Mia Anderson, Megan Fischer, and Jenna Ayala at our Light it Up Blue event in 2019.
Feel free to email our Philanthropy VP, Allison Kornelly at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
Additional Philanthropic Events
Additional events we coordinate throughout the semester may involve group and individual service project opportunities, donation drives, profit share nights at local restaurants, food fundraising events and more! Follow us on social media to see event announcements and information.