Alpha Xi Delta

Kappa at University of Illinois


Alpha Xi Delta’s Philanthropic Focus






The Kindly Hearts Initiative

The Kindly Hearts Initiative serves as the umbrella to our national philanthropic focus of supporting children and teens experiencing foster care or homelessness. Alpha Xi Deltas across the country support two Key Impact Organizations, FosterClub and StandUp for Kids, making a national and regional difference under the umbrella of our focus.

Letters of Love

All Alpha Xi Delta chapters and alumnae associations participate in Letters of Love, Alpha Xi Delta’s national letter writing fundraising campaign. Held annually during the month of November this campaign benefits Alpha Xi Delta’s two Key Impact Organizations, StandUp for Kids and FosterClub.


Our Chapter's Impact:


Alpha Xi Delta Kappa Chapter is partnering with The Family Room Champaign to support The Kindly Hearts Initiative locally.

The Family Room is a nonprofit organization in Champaign-Urbana serving families with foster children or children in transition.

The Family Room’s mission is to provide comfort and joy to children in transitional or temporary home situations by providing care packs, clean clothing, and other necessities. As foster parents and short-term guardians often have little to no notice that a child is being placed with them, The Family Room is a resource to empower them to be the best caregivers possible.

Currently, there are almost 500 children in care in Champaign County. When children are removed from their homes or their parents need additional services, oftentimes gaps in funding or services exist and families are left to figure out how to support the child’s needs. The Family Room is developing programming to help children and caregivers through their journey, regardless of the outcome. We also serve children in care who are currently placed in a biological parent’s home or in the home of a relative.

Alpha Xi Delta has collaborated with The Family Room to help with fundraising events, clothing drives, and much more.



Additional Philanthropic Events

Additional events we coordinate throughout the semester may involve group and individual service project opportunities, donation drives, profit share nights at local restaurants, food fundraising events and more! Follow us on social media to see event announcements and information.