"To those whom my life may touch in slight measure, may I give graciously of what is mine..."
This line of our creed shows that giving and serving others is at the core of what Delta Zeta believes in and works for.
In 1954, Delta Zeta's Convention body voted to make the cause of speech and hearing our national philanthropy. Each Spring, we hold our annual philanthropy week to raise money for one's in need.
A letter from our VP of Philanthropy
Pi Lambda has the privilege of supporting 4 philanthropic organizations, including one located right here in Chattanooga. Each year, our chapter hold events in the fall and spring semesters to raise money for these extremely deserving groups.
In the fall, we host our Spikes for Tikes event, which is a volleyball tournaments held to raise money for the Marty’s Hearing Center, our local philanthropy. We have only been supporting Marty’s Center for a year now, but in the fall at our volleyball event we were able to raise enough money to help them purchase equipment for a new playground for the kids! Our main events are held in the spring to raise money for our national philanthropies, Starkey Hearing Foundation, Gallaudet University, and the Painted Turtle Camp.
The events we held in the spring this year were Hot Dogs for Hearing and Kickin’ It for Hearing. Our Hot Dogs for Hearing event was held at our house where we had a cornhole tournament and our first ever hot dog eating contest. Kickin’ It for Hearing was our kickball tournament at the intramural fields. During both these events the other sororities and fraternities competed against each other to see who would win each event. Hot Dogs and Kickin’ It for Hearing were both new events for our chapter hosted this year. All of the money that we raised through our philanthropy weeks was distributed across our philanthropies and immediately started helping the deaf and hard of hearing all across the world.
I am so thankful to be part of such an amazing organization that helps give back to the people who need it most every day. All four of our amazing philanthropies hold a special place in my heart and I cannot wait to continue to give back to them, even after my time as philanthropy chair and my time as a Delta Zeta. I am so blessed to have so many amazing sisters behind me to support everything I do and to help me raise this money for our philanthropies because I could certainly not do it without their love and support.
In Delta Zeta, we recognize the importance of giving back to the community. Our National philanthropies include: The Starkey Hearing Foundation, The Painted Turtle Camp, and Gallaudet University.
Our local philanthropy is Marty's Hearing Center, which serves as an educational program for children with hearing, speech, and language impairments. We are honored to be given the opportunity to volunteer and give our time to this amazing organization.
We enjoy getting to involve other organizations on campus to be apart of supporting our philanthropies that are very dear to our hearts. We are so thankful for all the people that make raising money for these philanthropies so fun and worth all the hard work.