Our Sisters look forward to increasing autism awareness on our campus and working with Autism Speaks. The world's largest autism advocacy organization, Autism Speaks is dedicated to increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders, to funding research into the causes, prevention and treatments for autism, and to advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. With one in 110 children diagnosed with autism and no known cure, Alpha Xi Delta is committed to improving the lives of children and families affected by autism.
Our goal is to increase awareness and funds within the community and help put one more piece of the autism puzzle in place. Last year we raised $29,127 for Autism Speaks! Alpha Xi Delta, Theta Nu sisters hold Autism Speaks close to their hearts, and work very hard with each event held. Check out what we have done!
Walk Now for Autism Speaks:
Walk Now for Autism Speaks occurs once a year at Duke University in Durham, NC. We walk with other AXiD chapters from North Carolina and South Carolina, and it is our biggest event and fundraiser of the year! Last spring we raised almost $10,000 from the walk alone!
Bump It Thump It:
Bump It Thump It (BITI) is a sand volleyball tournament for fraternities. Our sisters act as their coaches as them compete against one another. Last year we raised $2,777!
This event occurs twice a year, and is probably our most popular event across campus. Students enjoy a night of all you can eat home made ziti, garlic knots, and desserts for only $5 each. Last fall we broke our record and raised $4,503 for Autism Speaks!
Special Fridays occurs once a month and provides childcare for children of all ages with Autism. Theta Nu sisters volunteer so that parents and families of children with autism can have a night out worry-free.
In addition to these events, we also participate in profit shares, bake sales, and other events. We plan on hosting a car wash in the future as well. In addition to fundraising events, we hope to bring speakers in the spring to raise awareness for Autism.