Alpha Delta Pi is hosting an autism fundraiser this week for their Greek Week pairings charity.
Greek Week is a University of Missouri tradition that includes inter-fraternity and inter-sorority sports competitions, as well as assigning each sorority and fraternity a charity to raise money for during the week. This year, Alpha Delta Pi was paired with Ella’s Hope, a local autism awareness foundation founded by a University of Missouri graduate.
All week long, members of Alpha Delta Pi and the two fraternities that are also paired with Ella’s Hope will be holding their fundraiser during the day at Speaker’s Circle. They will be passing out autism awareness fliers, informing passers-by that April is National Autism Awareness Month, and selling wristbands and baked goods.
Sophomore Alpha Delta Pi Greek Week service chair Lauren Oberle said she enjoys helping Ella’s Hope.
“I honestly didn’t hear much about autism before this, and this really got me into it,” Oberle said. “As people come by they’ll ask questions about it and raise awareness. It’s definitely a good cause.”