Philanthropy/Community Service

  • Part of our responsibility as Theta Phi Alphas 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 alumnal 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 Home Missioners and The House That Theta Phi Alpha Built.

    Glenmary Home Missioners

    Glenmary's work is in depressed rural areas of the United States, primarily in the Appalachian Mountains, where they distribute food, clothing, and books to needy persons, and assist in providing medical care, job training and tutoring.

    The House That Theta Phi Alpha Built

    The House That Theta Phi Alpha Built is Theta Phi Alpha's newest philanthropic cause, established in 1993. The common goal through The House is to improve the plight of the homeless in any way. The chapter can seek to provide assistance to organizations that help the homeless, shelters, home building or neighborhood revitalization projects. This goal permits all Theta Phi Alphas to help those in need in their own community, while remaining united in our aim and purpose.


    Monetary donations to Glenmary and/or the House That Theta Phi Alpha Built can be sent to the Foundation, which records the contributions and aggregates the gifts into larger donations. Clothing or book donations are sent directly to Glenmary. A note should be included with the items to identify the donor's affiliation with Theta Phi Alpha.


    Glenmary Home Missioners
    Attention: Fr. Dominic Duggins

    4119 Glenmary Trace

    Fairfield, OH 45014



    Camp Friendship
    St. Christopher Church
    c/o Fr. Timothy Murphy
    Box 67
    Pontotoc, MS 38863



    Baby/children's clothing & shoes, women's/children's underwear & socks

    Arts & crafts items, children's clothing (t-shirts, shorts, swimsuits: ages 8-12), white t-shirts