Chapter Philanthropy & Service
Since 1974, Delta Delta Delta has channeled our philanthropic passion and made evident our commitment to Children's Cancer Research. Tri Deltas across the nation seek to save the precious lives of children, and we are especially proud of our national partnership with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital located in Memphis, Tennessee. At St. Jude, no family ever pays for a single thing, and the hospital is at the forefront of pediatric cancer research and treatment. In addition to raising over $30 million for St. Jude since 1999, Tri Deltas also support other organizations, including Riley Children's Hospital and Alex's Lemonade Stand.
In the fall, we hold our annual Flapjack Attack event, where we serve pancakes and other delicious breakfast food late at night-- from 10 p.m.- 2 a.m.! The Delta Lambda chapter is, without a doubt, most proud of the impact of Sincerely Yours, our letter writing campaign. Last year alone, our chapter raised over $57,000 for St. Jude, with the largest sum of donations coming from the letters we sent out!
Nationally, no other Greek organization has made the kind of commitment that Tri Delta has made with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. It is more than the $30 million raised in the last 16 years-- it is the passion, love, and dedication Tri Deltas have for the hospital. Last year we were excited to find out that Tri Delta reached our national goal of raising $15 million in 5 years, in only 3.5 years! In 2014, Tri Delta committed to raising $60 million in 10 years to name Tri Delta Place, the on-campus, short-term housing facility at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This is the largest single commitment by a St. Jude partner.
St. Jude is an amazing place, and our sisters have made a huge impact on the lives of the doctors, staff, and patients. Yearly trips to the hospital in Memphis are planned, and sisters return with amazing, authentic stories of the inspiration and hope they personally experienced. Sisters are able to realize the direct impact Tri Delta is really making at St. Jude, and that realization motivates our chapter to continually increase the passion behind our philanthropy.
Philanthropy is a huge part of Tri Delta, and is something we value and hold so dear. Dedicating ourselves to Children's Cancer Research gives us a way to live out our Purpose-- to form a stronger, more womanly character-- as well as allowing us to give back to our community. We are so excited about our philanthropic events coming up, and look forward to continuing to support Children’s Cancer Research and St. Jude through the growing passion of our sisters and the steadfast encouragement from our campus.