Our International Philanthropy

Serving the world around us is one of AOII’s founding principles. While local chapters are encouraged to support philanthropic opportunities in their communities, all chapters support AOII’s international philanthropy , which is arthritis. Since 1967, the Fraternity has enjoyed an important partnership with the Arthritis Foundation . AOII's philanthropic mission is to raise money for and spread awareness and understanding of arthritis and its more than 100 related diseases.

Dollars donated to the Arthritis Foundation support arthritis research, Juvenile Arthritis Power Packs, Juvenile Arthritis Camps and Conferences and so much more.

Strike Out Arthritis!

By holding Strike Out Arthritis! events, AOII is collectively able to contribute millions of dollars toward education initiatives, assistance for families affected by arthritis, and new research that will hopefully one day find a cure!

Every spring, Chi Lambda chapter holds Spike Out Arthritis. It is a large volleyball tournament that allows our chapter to raise funds for the Arthritis Foundation. Chi Lambda AOII chapter is honored to educate the community on childhood arthritis while being able to host such a fun event.

Supporting the AOII Foundation

The promise to serve can be seen in the relationships between sisters as we work together to help others, or contribute to the AOII Foundation to enable scholarships and aid to other sisters.

The AOII Foundation’s Mission Statement is to invest in our sisters and inspire a lifetime of giving to innovative leadership, educational and philanthropic causes. We are proud to support the AOII Foundation which is able to offer our members academic and leadership scholarship opportunities, as well as grants and emergency assistance to sisters in dire need.

Local Philanthropic Efforts

Our local philanthropy is the Ark Crisis Children's Center. This organization allows parents to drop kids off, ages 6 months to 6 years, with no questions asked. Through their efforts, they help minimize child abuse and neglect by offering a safe haven for children. Recently, Chi Lambda chapter of AOII has been able to volunteer there by organizing clothing, cleaning toys, and doing a needs based drive. We are proud to be able to raise funds for such an amazing local philanthropy and help give joy to children's lives.

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Serving Others

Alpha Omicron Pi was founded on a promise to serve not only one another but the greater community as well. This commitment reflects a philosophy of friendship, concern, and usefulness in the world.

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