Domestic Violence Awareness
Nationally, Alpha Chi Omega supports Domestic Violence Awareness (DVA). On a local level, the Delta Nu Chapter supports ACCESS. ACCESS is an assault care center and extended support shelter. Having a local partner that supports men, women and children in their journeys of survivors of domestic and sexual violence is such an integral part of the Delta Nu chapter.
To support both DVA and ACCESS we have several events throughout the year. Alpha Chi Omega hosts two large events, one in the spring and one in the fall. We also have several smaller fundraising and awareness events throughout the year.
Some of these events include Alpha Chi Quesadillas which is hosted in the spring. This event includes a quesadilla dinner, house tours and education throughout the event. Last year this event raised over $6,000. All of our proceeds go directly to ACCESS. We are so proud of this staple event for our chapter and look forward to hosting it again this year.
Alpha Chi Omega is also proud to host Pizzapalooza as our fall philanthropy! This event featured a pizza dinner and backyard games throughout the evening! This was the premier of this philanthropy event and we were so pleased to have raised over $3,000 with our first presentation of this philanthropy event! We look forward to hosting this event again next year and continuing to raise funds and educate our community!
Other events include Healthy Relationships Week, Pretzels and Petals, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Denim Day. The Delta Nu chapter was so excited to announce over $700 was raised for ACCESS throughout Healthy Relationships Week in 2021! We cannot wait to see the fundraising and education efforts throughout the rest of our awareness weeks/months this year!
Alpha Chi Omega also encourages our members to support our Ames community in whatever ways they connect with. We do this through 10 required service hours each semester. Our members enjoy volunteering together and finding fun and creative ways to give back to the Ames community. Some of these volunteering activities include The Salvation Army, Reiman Gardens, ACCESS, local animal shelters and so much more!
Please contact our VP of Philanthropy for any questions or inquiries.
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