2019-20 National Service Initiatives

This year Alpha Chi is again proud to partner with Reading is Fundamental (RIF) for a national literacy drive! Expanding the desire to read and acquire knowledge are visions of both Alpha Chi and RIF. Together, we can make a literacy impact in communities nationwide!

Each chapter can use Alpha Chi’s special link, www.rif.org/alpha-chi, to work towards Alpha Chi’s national goal of at least $2,022 by March 1, 2020, right before the national convention in Albuquerque.

Ask your friends, family, and teachers to enter your college name when donating so we can track each chapter’s total donations. Alpha Chi will pull a report of the donations made in each chapter’s name, and the first collegiate chapter to raise $500 will win a special Team 500 Prize!

Another awesome opportunity will be on Friday, March 20, when Alpha Chi members and a representative of RIF make a trip to visit a local primary school in Albuquerque, NM, to host a reading session with the kids. Sign up in advance of the convention by contacting the national office.

For full details on these two service initiatives, view the info here!

We heard your desire for hands-on experiences! To enable more delegates the chance at a hands-on service experience during the convention in Albuquerque, we’ll be writing “love notes” for Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque to put in their upcoming meal deliveries. With nearly 400 local volunteers, they currently prepare and deliver 140,000 meals per year. Nearly 200 of these per week go to low-income households. Alpha Chi wants to put smiles on the faces of home-bound and low-income households who receive Meals on Wheels in our convention city!

As chapters check in at AX Central on Thursday starting at 3 p.m., there will be a “Caring Station” stocked with note cards, pens, and markers. We encourage everyone to stop by then or before noon on Friday to pen a warm and personal message or a greeting from your chapter. Our goal is to get delegates to pen at least 300 of these personalized notes. We’ll keep the Caring Station stocked and going until Friday at noon.

Then there was another idea from a couple years ago when the Lindenwood chapter brought little care packages that were a huge hit with MOW of Portland, so we thought we’d expand on that this year. Our goal this year is 200 care packages.

At the Caring Station, Alpha Chi will provide 1-quart and 1-gallon Ziploc bags, so keep items relatively small. Remember, these will ultimately be hand-delivered by MOW volunteers.

All of the note cards and care packages will be gathered up at noon on Friday. Then our hand-written notes and care packages will be delivered to Meals on Wheels at 2 p.m., to go out in deliveries the following week—sending Alpha Chi smiles and caring all over the greater ABQ area!