Chapter Philanthropy and Service
The women of Delta Delta Delta are proud to say that we support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a pediatric treatment and research facility focused on children’s catastrophic diseases. It is a non- profit organization located in Memphis, Tennessee. Tri Delta Place is the only housing facility on the hospital campus designed for families who travel to St. Jude for treatment. The five-story building, that is located just steps away from the hospital’s front door, can provide housing for 100 families and it is funded by Delta Delta Delta chapters all over the nation.
Over the course of a year, the Delta Xi chapter holds a number of fundraising events whose profits go directly towards funding the work of St. Jude. Each September, Tri Delta hosts our most well-known philanthropy event - Triple Play – where students form teams to compete in a friendly baseball tournament. Besides playing ball, Mizzou Tri Deltas host a yearly letter-writing campaign titled Sincerely Yours at which we write over 17,000 letters asking for donations. In the spring, our chapter recently started the annual DHOP (Delta House of Pancakes) event, a late night pancake event held in our kitchen and open to the public to raise money for St. Jude.
Annually, Tri Delta members from across the country visit the hospital to meet with patients and their families and to tour the hospital that is dedicated to – and has been funded by – Delta Delta Delta. In February of 2015, we achieved our goal of visiting St. Jude in Memphis for the first time and plan to keep it a tradition! We pride ourselves on our devotion to St. Jude and cannot wait to fulfill Tri Delta’s national goal of raising $60 million in just 10 years!