Alpha Chi Sigma is a professional co-ed chemistry fraternity on campus that is passionate about volunteering and providing service within the Ann Arbor community. Specifically, Ronald McDonald House is one of the larger organizations that our group looks forward to working with every semester. Ronald McDonald House Ann Arbor is a home for families of children who are currently under care in C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. For this event, Alpha Chi Sigma went to Ronald McDonald House and prepared a home-cooked, fresh meal for the families.
The purpose of this event is to give back to our local community and support families who may be going through a tough time while their loved one is in the hospital. The members of Alpha Chi Sigma learned to empathize with the residents and wished to support them in any way possible that would result in a relaxing and comfortable stay in Ann Arbor. The values that were essential to the success of this event were respect and empathy, both of which we hope to ingrain more into our organization. Moreover, our participating members were also able to take home valuable leadership skills, much of which is applicable in our daily experiences. Alpha Chi Sigma’s goal for this event was not only to provide direct support for impacted families, but also teach our surrounding community to be empathetic, compassionate, and selfless.
By Rushabh Bohra, Olivia Chan, and Dalton Knapp