Ronald McDonald House

The Ronald McDonald House is Alpha Delta Pi’s national philanthropy. Our local Ronald McDonald House in Knoxville has been serving families of sick and injured children since 1985. The house is open to any family with a child, age 21 or under, who is receiving medical treatment at an area hospital, including East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. Since opening its doors, more than 39,000 people have found a home when they needed one the most. Walking through the front door of Knoxville’s Ronald McDonald House is like walking into a neighbor’s home. The Ronald McDonald House is a beautifully decorated historic home that would make anyone feel comfortable. Just off the foyer, families are invited to help themselves to a cup of coffee and a bite to eat in the kitchen, which makes one feel like being at home. The atmosphere is just that — a home away from home.

Having the Ronald McDonald House of Knoxville located on University of Tennessee’s campus allows our sisters a wonderful opportunity to truly get involved in our community. ΑΔΠ sisters volunteer at the RMH house on a weekly basis, from cleaning to cooking, or decorating for an upcoming season or holiday, we love to help in anyway we can. We have fundraising events such as Fall Fest, Hoops for the House, percentage nights at local restraurants and collect bottle pop-tops each year. Through our charitable events, we not only raise money for the house, we bring awareness to a worthy cause.

Click  here to learn more about the national RMH.

Meet our RMH chair


“Working with the Ronald McDonald House at been one of the most life giving opportunities college has given me. Going there each week gives me, and the entire chapter, a chance to slow down and realize how much we have to be grateful for and hopefully pour into the staff and families staying there as much as they do for me.”

-Caylee Cantrell

(Ronald McDonald house chair)