Part of our responsibility as Theta Phi's is to care for and to make a commitment to those who are less fortunate than ourselves. Advancing philanthropic interests is a part of Theta Phi Alpha's mission and such interest is promoted throughout the collegiate experience and beyond, during the alumnae years. Volunteering our services to the community in several different ways is important to our mission as a fraternal organization. In an attempt to help others, Theta Phi Alpha chapters, Alumnae Associations, and individual sisters have supported local and national philanthropic activities and community service.
Through the Theta Phi Alpha Foundation, Theta Phi Alpha supports two national philanthropic causes: Glenmary Lay Missioners and The House That Theta Phi Alpha Built.
The House that Theta Phi Alpha Built
The House That Theta Phi Alpha Built was established in 1993. The goal of The House is to improve the situation of homeless people in any and every way possible. Each chapter seeks to provide assistance to shelters, participate in home building organizations or neighborhood revitalization projects, and fundraise money to be used in the betterment of these people's lives. This goal allows all Theta Phis to develop projects within their own communities while remaining united in our national aim and purpose.
The second of Theta Phi Alpha's national philanthropies, Glenmary Missionaries are a group of Catholic home missioners whose efforts concentrate exclusively within the United States. They are dedicated to bringing food clothing, and books to people who live in the small towns and depressed rural areas of our nation. The Missionaries also assists in providing proper medical care, efficient job training, and tutoring to this people as a way to prepare them for an advancement in life. They also host Camp Friendship each summer for children who live this these rural areas. Theta Phi Alpha provides funding as well as supplies need for Camp Friendship. Through donations alone, Theta Phi Alpha funds the camp for two weeks, and sisters are encouraged to volunteer to work.
Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
The Women's Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh provides a full service crisis hotline available 24 hours a day, temporary shelters, counseling available for on both the individual and group level, advocacy and support services for both women and children who have been victims of domestic violence. We also provide school and community education as well as professional training to bring an end to domestic violence. Sisters of Theta Phi Alpha give both time and money in support of this organization though volunteer work and fundraising events.
Theta Phi Alpha gladly accepts philanthropic donations. For more information on how to donate, please visit the tab entitled "Donations" to the left.