Service and Philanthropy - Working to Give Back

As brothers of Phi Delta Chi, we place extraordinary value on the time spent giving back to our community. We try to embrace the profession of Pharmacy in all of our volunteer work and take advantage of our skills to provide services to members of the community who might otherwise not have access to them. You will commonly find any number of Phi Delta Chi brothers volunteering at health fairs, local hospitals, free clinics, and serving in a wide variety of more traditional service roles.

The Service Committee works to focus our efforts and close the gap between the residents of the Ann Arbor area and the students here at the University of Michigan, particularly those at the College of Pharmacy. Throughout the years, the Service Committee has been striving to create more recurring annual events in which the brothers of our chapter can build meaningful relationships and have a more substantial impact on our community. By offering a diverse range of volunteer and service opportunities throughout the year, we ensure that all of our brothers have the chance to give back to their communities despite their hectic schedules!

It is the mission of this committee to not only continue the events that past brothers have initiated, but to continue to create new and innovative ways in which Phi Delta Chi can engage with and give back to the greater Ann Arbor community. We collaborate with other organizations in the College of Pharmacy to ensure we are putting our maximum efforts in helping our communities. As Pharmacy professionals, our goal is to have an impact on all of those who we serve.

Some of our annual efforts to look out for include:

  • Raising support and awareness for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, our biggest effort
  • Fall Chore Day - cleaning yards of local community members
  • Volunteering at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
  • Preparing dinners at The Ronald McDonald House
  • Volunteering at Mott’s Children’s Hospital
  • Bingo with Glacier Hills Senior members

Some newer efforts which are quickly becoming annual traditions include:     

  • Book drive for Mott’s Children’s Hospital
  • Valentine’s Day cards to VA Hospital
  • Preparing bagged lunches on a weekly basis with Ann Arbor Vineyard Homeless Ministry
  • Pen Pals with underserved school districts
  • Volunteering in health walks to raise money for research

More information regarding our Service Committee Co-chairs can be found on the Committee Chairs page.