The sisters of Alpha Delta Pi hosted a pancake breakfast at Centenary United Methodist Church Saturday, Feb. 12 with proceeds going to the Ronald McDonald House.
The event, known as ADPiHop, ran from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and had members of the community as well as Mercer students in attendance.
Philanthropy Chair Kelsey Jones said, “This was the first year we did ADPiHop under the name ADPiHop. We’ve done Pancakes with the Pis before, which is kind of the same idea of having a pancake meal.”
Last year, the event was a pancake dinner. This year the event took place in the morning and attendees were given two pancakes, two pieces of sausage and a hash brown. Juice and coffee were also available to those who purchased a ticket.
The proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Central Georgia, which is located in Macon off Forsyth Street.
“Ronald McDonald House was made for families who have children who are [seriously ill or injured], so that those families have somewhere to stay [while their children are in the hospital],” said Jones.
The Ronald McDonald House provides meals for the families who stay there and the sisters of Alpha Delta Pi occasionally cook dinner for the families staying at the Macon location.
Those who attended ADPiHop enjoyed breakfast while learning more about what the Ronald McDonald House does to help and support families.
“We had over a hundred people, and most of them were actually from the community because we tried to really reach out to the community this time and promote [the Ronald McDonald House] so people know what it’s about,” Jones said.
Alpha Delta Pi also hosts other events throughout the school year that benefit Ronald McDonald House. “In the fall, we had ADPi week and we had different businesses and nights where percentages of the proceeds went to the Ronald McDonald House,” said Alpha Delta Pi president Christina Kivi.
One of those events was a trivia night including teams and raffle prizes. Teams paid a fee to enter and part of the proceeds went to benefit the philanthropy. Trivia night will continue next year, as well as ADPiHop.
“One of my favorite parts is that [the Ronald McDonald House] is so close, so you can actually go there and see the people you help. It makes a big difference,” Kivi said.
The leftover breakfast foods from ADPiHop were given to the local Ronald McDonald House along with the total proceeds of about $2,140.
“My goal is to raise at least $2,500 at ADPiHop,” Kivi said in regards to next year’s event.