"To those who my life may touch in slight measure, may I give graciously of what is mine."
Through Delta Zeta's philanthropy emphasis of speech and hearing, we focus our efforts on supporting local and national speech and hearing organizations, volunteering countless hours and ceaselessly fundraising towards these causes. In addition to nationally supporting the Starkey Hearing Foundation, Delta Zeta at the University of Pittsburgh supports the Western PA School for the Deaf. In Spring 2016, our sisters organized our second annual 5k run, called Delta Zeta's "Hike for Hearing," and Aall proceeds raised through registration, t-shirt sales, and donations were given to the Starkey Hearing Foundation!
Delta Zeta also supports the Painted Turtle Camp. Their mission is to provide a year-round, life-changing environment and authentic camp experience for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. We also support the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh through our university's annual Greek Week. Delta Zeta is committed to enriching the lives of children and inspiring them to reach beyond their illnesses.
Our sisters volunteer at various local organizations in the Pittsburgh area as a part of fulfilling our promise to "give graciously of what is mine," especially close to home. Sisters travel to our local Family House every Sunday to make dinner for the residents, all of whom have family members in nearby Pittsburgh hospitals. We also frequently volunteer at Boys and Girls Club of Southwestern PA, with other organizations on campus, spending time with the children in their after school program. On Pitt's campus, all of our members participate in Pitt Make a Difference Day and Pitt Dance Marathon. Our commitment to philanthropy runs deep in our sisters and is a fundamental part of the enrichment our sisterhood offers.