Alpha Xi Delta's national philanthropy is Autism Speaks! To support Autism Speaks' mission, our chapter hosts events throughout the year to increase understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorders and raise funds for those affected.
Light It Up Blue 5K
Every year we host our Light It Up Blue 5K, fun run/walk event that attracts members of the Greek community, student organizations, family, friends, faculty, local businesses, organizations and Autism Speaks community. In just the past two years, our 5Ks have raised over $21,000!
Autism Speaks Walk
Each fall our Sisters attend the Autism Speaks Walk in Greater Charlotte. We love this experience because it is so much fun cheering on the walkers! For the past two years, we have been the top fundraising team and been able to start the Walk with a silent countdown!
Volunteering at the Autism Academy of South Carolina
One evening a month, Columbia's local autism academy holds a Family & Friends Night, and we go to spend time with those on the spectrum while their parents attend workshops! This is one of our favorite volunteering experiences because we get to interact first hand with those we serve. The connections we make during this volunteering remind us of the importance of Autism Speaks' mission.
Light It Up Blue Gala
We are excited to be hosting our first annual Light It Up Blue Gala this upcoming fall semester! There will be dinner, a silent auction, live band and much much more! Mark your calendars for Friday, September 27th and stay tuned for more details on this fun event!
Please click here to find our Facebook page and stay up to date on all fundraising including local percent nights throughout the year!