Alpha Xi Delta

Epsilon Lambda at Rider University


Alpha Xi Delta’s Philanthropic Focus






The Kindly Hearts Initiative

The Kindly Hearts Initiative serves as the umbrella to our national philanthropic focus of supporting children and teens experiencing foster care or homelessness. Alpha Xi Deltas across the country support two Key Impact Organizations, FosterClub and StandUp for Kids, making a national and regional difference under the umbrella of our focus.

Letters of Love

All Alpha Xi Delta chapters and alumnae associations participate in Letters of Love, Alpha Xi Delta’s national letter writing fundraising campaign. Held annually during the month of November this campaign benefits Alpha Xi Delta’s two Key Impact Organizations, StandUp for Kids and FosterClub.


Our Chapter's Impact:


The Epsilon Lambda chapter of Alpha Xi Delta proudly supports the Kindly Hearts Initiative, the fraternity’s national philanthropic effort. Through the Kindly Hearts Initiative, we support children and teens experiencing foster care and homelessness both in our local community and nationally. 

Locally, the Epsilon Lambda chapter supports HomeFront, a local non-profit that serves those experiencing homelessness in Mercer County. We donate to HomeFront through our semesterly Xingo with the Xi’s event, a bingo night that collects nonperishable food donations for HomeFront. 

Nationally, Alpha Xi Deltas across the country support Stand Up for Kids and FosterClub. Both of these organizations foster communities, promote leadership, connects kids and students to mentors, and advocates for public policy reform to better the lives of those experiencing homelessness and foster care. Our annual Xi Man pageant and Letters of Love campaign raises donations and awareness for both of these organizations. 

However, the Kindly Hearts Initiative also supports civic service and engagement within our school communities as well. Our sisters serve the Rider campus community by volunteering their time at events such as the Beach Sweep, Social Justice Sing, Unified Sports, and more.


Additional Philanthropic Events

Additional events we coordinate throughout the semester may involve group and individual service project opportunities, donation drives, profit share nights at local restaurants, food fundraising events and more! Follow us on social media to see event announcements and information.