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.
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!
Each year, Chi Theta hosts our annual Strike Out Arthritis event. Through this event, and a few others, we're able to bring awareness to juvenile arthritis, and raise money! This past year, we raised over $8,000 that went to both the Arthritis Foundation and Boys & Girls Club.
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.
In the past few years, Chi Theta has begun working with the Tahlequah Boys and Girls Club as our local philanthropy. Tahlequah Boys & Girls Club serves about 80% of Tahlequah Public Schools Children. As a chapter, we host different philanthropy events that raise money which will be directly put back into the Boys & Girls Club program. A few examples of these events are Battle of the Brotherhoods and Poppin' With the Pi's.
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.