About Our Philanthropy
Delta Zeta's National Philanthropies, supported by both collegiate and alumnae chapters, are Speech and Hearing and The Painted Turtle camp. Their national philanthropic project is the Sound Beginnings Program. Through this program, Delta Zeta educates the public about infants with hearing problems. Through their Speech and Hearing philanthropic efforts they assist local and national speech and hearing organizations, such as Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. and the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles, California.
Their National Philanthropy, The Painted Turtle, is the sixth addition to Paul Newman’s family of Hole in the Wall Camps for seriously ill children. It is also the only multi-disease camp and family care center of its kind on the West Coast.
Last Year's Philanthropy
Helping the community through service projects is a very important part of Delta Zeta. Their Philanthropy Chairman coordinates Delta Zeta's participation in both fraternity and sorority philanthropy events, helping to raise money for local and national charities. Delta Zeta's also give their time to local charities and organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club of Bloomington, the Hillel Center and the Wonder Lab. The members also participates in Indiana Unversity's Dance Marathon, the 36 hour, on-your-feet event that benefits the Children of Riley Hospital.
The Painted Turtle is a place where children with serious medical conditions celebrate just being kids! Through innovative, camp-based programs that offer a great big dose of fun and support, children with more than 30 medical conditions visit The Painted Turtle each year, reclaiming the joys of childhood. A member of Paul Newman’s renowned SeriousFun Camps (formerly the Association of Hole in the Wall Camps), The Painted Turtle has offered thousands of children and their families hope and encouragement through its Summer and Family Weekend camps since it opened its gates in 2004.
Contributions and Donations
The camp will always be free of charge thanks to the generosity of people like you. Each donation is greatly appreciated and directly benefits thousands of children and their families who take part in our programs.