Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi-Delta Zeta has a strong commitment to philanthropic activities. Here are a few
examples of philanthropies we participate in:
Starting in 2011, Phi-Delta Zeta has participated in Extra Life where members game for 24 hours straight to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (specifically the Johns Hopkins Children's Center in MD). Donations go to help children who are facing things like cancer, cystic fibrosis, injuries from accidents, etc...
4K For Cancer
Zhengran "Z" Jiang graduated Spring 2012 from UMBC. In the summer of 2012 he rode with a group of college students on a 70 day, 4000+ mile bike ride from Baltimore to Portland.
North American Food Drive
Every Fall, Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi-Delta Zeta participates in the North American Food Drive (NAFD) to help feed the hungry in the greater Catonsville area. The North American Food Drive is the largest international collegiate philanthropic activity in the world. It incorporates chapters of Lambda Chi Alpha across the United States and Canada. To date, Phi-Delta Zeta has collected over twenty tons of food for the greater Catonsville area.
Relay For Life
Lambda Chi Alpha, Phi-Delta Zeta has participated in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life ever since Mark Eberhart founded the Lifeguards team in 1997. To date the team has raised over $50,000 to help find a cure for cancer. The Lifeguards is one of the most spirited teams at the Relay and is known for pulling around passengers in a rickshaw in exchange for a donation towards the team's Relay contributions.
Pie A Lambda Chi
The Pie a Lambda Chi is a relatively new event started by James Whieldon in 2010. Members of Lambda Chi Alpha sit outside the Commons at UMBC with pie tins filled with whipped cream. Anyone passing by can donate money in exchange for the opportunity to pie one of the members' faces. All proceeds from this event are donated to the North American Food Drive.