Since the 1970s, Tri Delta members have supported children's cancer charities. This philanthropic cause encompasses a wide array of charitable organizations and represents the collective effort of Tri Delta members and chapters across North America who continue to donate goods, volunteer time and host fundraisers for the research and treatment of children with cancer.
As part of Tri Delta's focus on children's cancer charities, Tri Delta formed a national philanthropic partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in 1999.This partnership is a direct reflection of Tri Delta's Purpose in action as we help children live, scientists learn, and St. Jude lead in its mission of finding cures for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
In July 2014, Tri Delta made the largest single fundraising commitment by a St. Jude partner in the hospital's history–pledging $60 million in 10 years. Because of this commitment, Tri Delta has received prominent recognition on the St. Jude campus with the naming of the short-term housing facility, Tri Delta Place.
A combined effort of our collegiate and alumnae chapters, along with the unselfish leadership of each individual member and our extensive network of family and friends, makes Tri Delta ranked as one of St. Jude’s top corporate partners alongside for-profit industry leaders like Target, Best Buy, Chili’s, FedEx and Domino’s.
The Gamma Lambda chapter of Delta Delta Delta is proud to raise funds year round for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. We attribute our success to the dedication of not only our current chapter members, but also to our Alumnae Chapter and Advisors, the Greek community, and the UCSD student body as a whole. Delta Delta Delta was named St. Jude's 2014 Partner of the Year, and we hope to contribute to the national goal of raising $60 million in 10 years in order to build a new housing facility at St. Jude. We host two major fundraising events each year- our Sincerely Yours Letter Writing Campaign and our annual Delta Idol Talent Show. The Sincerely Yours Writing Campaign is a day where our chapter gets together and writes letters to all our family and friends asking for donations for St. Jude. This campaign is successful in all Delta Delta Delta chapters around the nation and raises the most money for St. Jude. A fun chapter event that is unique to the Gamma Lambda Chapter is Delta Idol. Delta Idol is a fun talent show, where all the sororities and fraternities perform in a singing competition! One of our founders Sarah Ida Shaw once said "the glory of life is to give, not to be given; to love, not to be loved; to serve, not to be served." Tri Delta challenges us to be the best versions of ourselves every day.
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