Local Philanthropy & Service
In addition to raising money and awareness for arthritis and related diseases, our sisters recognize the importance of giving back in many other ways.
Chicago Northwest Suburban Alumnae Chapter serves our community.
*We help the Palatine Apple Tree Campaign purchase and distribute school supplies to needy families.
*We help organize and walk at the annual Emma's Walk to support the Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood Foundation. The daughter of one of our members suffers from this rare disease.
*We donate raffle baskets and support the Panhellenic Luncheon For Scholars which raises money for college bound high school students as well as college freshmen.
*We packed food sent to under developing countries along with our Panhellenic sisters at the Feed My Starving Children project.
*We donate food and supplies monthly for a local food pantry.
*We participate in the Arthritis Foundation's Jingle Bell Run at Cantigny Park and the Spring Walk to Cure Arthritis at Old School Forest Preserve in Lake County.
*The success of the chapter's Fall nut sale and AOII Auction for All Seasons allowed us to give away $5,600 this June to Arthritis research and education as well as Camp Jam scholarships, collegiate chapter support, and several local philanthropies.
*We collect pop tops for Ronald McDonald House all year round.