Service is an integral part of being a Delta Zeta. Part of the Delta Zeta Creed says, "To those whom my life may touch in slight measure, may I give graciously of what is mine." This line of the creed is a reminder to all Delta Zetas of our commitment to service, both locally and nationally.
Locally, Delta Zeta partners with Urban Angels, a nonprofit organization formed to nourish and provide food for the homeless population of the San Diego county. Urban Angels makes food donations and provides nourishing services to the homeless and hungry of San Diego every day of the week at Connections Housing.
Nationally, Delta Zeta's philanthropy is speech and hearing. The ladies of Delta Zeta support our philanthropy through the Starkey Hearing Foundation. Starkey provides hearing aids and preventative services to those in third world countries who would not otherwise be able to afford such services. Our national service project is The Painted Turtle Camp, a Los Angeles based camp that provides a traditional camp experience to children with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, or life-threatening illnesses. We are fortunate to be so close to the camp and because of this girls have been able to go to the program and volunteer their time over the summer.
Every year, Delta Zeta members participate in community service that benefits local causes close to our heart as well as supporting our national partnerships. We devote our time and effort to the community in every way possible. From philanthropies in our Greek community, holding fundraisers, serving at our local food bank, to volunteering for larger charities. We are always seeking out opportunities to give back and be the change we want to see in the world.