Featured Customer of the Month: Alpha Delta Kappa

By Audrey Lintner

Graphic courtesy of alphadeltakappa.org
Teachers are in a class by themselves. It sounds like a cliché, but our featured customer proves it to be absolutely true.

Alpha Delta Kappa’s mission statement describes it as “an international honorary organization of women educators dedicated to educational excellence, altruism, and world understanding.” The more than 33,000 members of this organization put these ideals to work on behalf of schools and communities around the world.

Their International Teacher Education program, adopted in 1961, has to date provided scholarships and training to more than two hundred students from over forty countries. Project H.O.P.E. (Hope and Opportunity for Peruvian Education) embodies a partnership between ADK and Bridge Builders International to provide a school for the residents of Juanjui, San Martin, Peru.

One of the most astounding accomplishments of Alpha Delta Kappa occurred (and continues to occur) right here in the States. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is noted for being a leader in the field of childhood cancer treatment and research. Since 1981, ADK has contributed over 2.4 million dollars to St. Jude, money that will fund therapies and studies to benefit children all across the globe.

From donations of time and community service to fundraisers such as quilt raffles and book sales, Alpha Delta Kappa members do more than talk the talk of their mission statement; they walk it every day. 

Up for discussion: Alpha Delta Kappa–Epsilon Chapter  and Little Pickle Press share a longstanding commitment to aid others in need. What are some of the ways that your community practices the tenets outlined in the ADK mission statement?

4 thoughts on “Featured Customer of the Month: Alpha Delta Kappa

  1. I love ADK’s commitment to helping others and making changes one step at at time. I also really enjoy working with our connection there. If all of them are like her, then the organization is in good hands!

    Our family follows those tenets in many ways. We are always striving to educate others in the hope to promote understanding as well as environmental awareness. We practice what we teach, as well, hoping that others will learn from our example.
    Great post Audrey, thank you!

  2. Here’s what I love about them: the altruistic nature of their work. If what we believe isn’t intrinsic then we shouldn’t do it, right?

    Thanks, Audrey, for highlighting them this month. They are quite deserving!

  3. We’ve been committed to supporting the missions and values of nonprofits since our inception. ADK was one of our first groups to leverage our books to achieve their charitable objectives. You’ll be seeing a lot more of this from us in the future. Thank you, ADK, for your loyal and ardent support of Little Pickle Press and for being on the vanguard of our partnership efforts.

  4. I am so impressed by this organization! Here is a beautiful quote from Andrea, a Little Pickle VIP and one of the members of the Epsilon Chapter in Maryland: “The best way to express these values is by demonstrating them in what you do daily in your lives. Help others in whatever way you can including time given, volunteerism, acknowledgment, money, praise, and love. You can be the one to make a difference by being the difference in a child’s life.”

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