Delta Zeta's philanthropy is Better Speech and Hearing. Our national partner is The Starkey Hearing Foundation. Starkey supports the mission "So the World May Hear," and conducts hearing missions in the United States and around the globe in an effort to bring the gift of hearing to those in need. As of 2015, Delta Zeta has made a pledge to donate 5 million dollars to Starkey over the next 5 years. Our local partner is the Texas Hearing Institute located in Houston, TX. The Institute was founded to enable children with hearing loss to reach their full potential by teaching them listening, speaking, and literacy skills. Our chapter is passionate about supporting those who give the gift of hearing and communication, as well as the support and encouragement necessary for those with hearing challenges.
To learn more about the Starkey hearing foundation you can visit Starkey's website.
Our Philanthropy Events:
HOOPS FOR HEARING
Hoops for a Hearing is our annual fall philanthropy event. The event is a 3v3 basketball tournament held on campus. Along with the tournament, there is food, music, and an opportunity to cheer on the games. All proceeds raised benefit Starkey Hearing Foundation and the Center For Hearing and Speech.
CRAWS FOR A CAUSE
Craws for a Cause is our annual spring philanthropy event. This event is a crawfish boil held at the Delta Zeta house. Crawfish, corn, and potatoes are served while guest enjoy live music, games such as corn hole and washers, and an opportunity to win raffle prizes. All proceeds raised benefit Starkey Hearing Foundation and the Texas Hearing Institute.
Our chapter also participates in many opportunities to serve our local community. Each year Delta Zeta participates in Texas A&M's Big Event. Additionally, we frequently volunteer at the local food bank, hold blood drives, and volunteer with our local philanthropy, Center for Hearing and Speech. We also have members travel to California to participate in our National Service Project, The Painted Turtle, which is a camp put on at no cost for children with serious medical conditions to celebrate just being kids.