On April 2, 2009, Alpha Xi Delta announced our new philanthropic partner, Autism Speaks. Since the launch of the new partnership, Alpha Xi Delta has raised over 11 million dollars to help support this amazing cause which is so close to many of our sisters.
To show our dedication to Autism Speaks, the Sigma Chapter of Alpha Xi Delta hosts a variety of events to help spread acceptance and awareness for those with Autism. Our fall philanthropy, Mac N' Cheese with the Xi's invites the Iowa City community to enjoy different types of mac n' cheese catered by Z'Mariks. During April, World Autism Awareness Month, we distribute blue lightbulbs to be displayed at every chapter structure to help involve the whole greek community. We also spread the world on campus by handing out fliers, pins, coffee stoppers, and we host three community days at local restaurants to help spread awareness. On April 7th, 2019, we held our seventh annual Step It Up 5k as our AmaXIng Challenge. In total, we raised over $15,000 from that event alone! We are incredibly proud of this figure and our philanthropy team for making this years 5K so incredible!
Autism Speaks, Sharing the Love