In 1979, Alpha Delta Pi, a Panhellenic sorority with chapters all over the United States, adopted Ronald McDonald House Charities as their national philanthropy. Since 1982 when our Ronald McDonald House opened, Alpha Delta Pi has supported us financially by hosting numerous annual fundraisers and with thousands of dedicated volunteers throughout the years.
When Victoria Price joined Alpha Delta Pi in August 2013, she learned about RMHC and immediately connected to our mission. “Through Alpha Delta Pi, I found a love for and saw the importance of RMHC because of all the children and families who must relocate to receive treatment. The House is in such close proximity to the hospital allowing families to really stay close to their sick children, just as the RMHC motto states: keeping families close.”
While a member of Alpha Delta Pi, Victoria served as the Internal Philanthropy Chair for Alpha Delta Pi, organizing their annual fundraising events, as well as a volunteer at RMHC. At the House, she volunteered as a House Helper, Sweets & Treats Baker, Visiting Chef, and Administrative & Marketing Volunteer.
When asked why she continues to support RMHC, Victoria says, “There is nothing more special than knowing your actions and time significantly altered someone else’s life for the better, While medicine heals these sick kids, their family’s love and support is what helps them keep fighting. As a child, the only people that could make me feel better when I was sick were my mom and dad. Keeping this in mind is what sparks my drive to volunteer because RMHC makes sure that children have their loved ones by their side during the scariest time in their lives.”
In May 2017, Victoria graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Relations and a minor in Agriculture and Natural Resource Ethics and Policy. Though her time volunteering at our House has come to an end, Victoria’s passion and love for our families will leave a lasting impact.