OVER 2500 HOURS OF VOLUNTEERING
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Delta Gamma’s philanthropy, Service for Sight, supports the five schools founded by Delta Gammas for children who are visually impaired and other North American organizations that support the blind and visually impaired. This philanthropy has been at the heart of the Delta Gamma mission since 1936, when a member who was blind, Ruth Billow, Eta-Akron, petitioned to adopt it as our official philanthropy.
Members invest in Service for Sight through hands-on service, awareness and fundraising on their campuses and in the greater community. At Beta Chapter, we love spending time at the Seattle Talking Book and Braille Library, getting outside with athletes from the Northwest Association for Blind Athletes, petting the in-training guide dogs from Seattle Guide Dogs for the Blind, and many more. Every member gets up early in the fall to support the local Vision Walk, put on by the Foundation Fighting Blindness, by cheering on community members who come out to support, educate and fundraise for the blind and visually impaired. On a national level, the Delta Gamma Foundation supports sight-related organizations through Service for Sight grants.
The Past Year at Beta: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our year of philanthropy and fundraising was cut short. We were able to get out to support our local philanthropies and hold our annual fall feed, as pictured above, but we did not hold our Anchor Splash event in the spring and therefore did not announce a final amount for the year. The fundraiser numbers mentioned above were from the 2018-2019 fundraising year. We hope to be back in a greater capacity starting this fall.
Anchor Splash is our annual swimming and skit competition at which we work to educate our community on our philanthropy, Service for Sight, announce our fundraising total for the year, and thank those who supported us on the journey.
During the two-day event sororities, fraternities, service clubs, sports teams and campus interest groups are encouraged to compete in relays, synchronized swimming, skits and other swimming events. Last year we were lucky enough to partner with the University of Washington Eye Club, check them out on instagram @uw_eyeclub!
One of the goals of this event is campus involvement and creating a sense of community in which we can spread awareness and support for the blind and visually impaired.
Our vision is to greatly impact the lives of people who are blind or visually impaired. We also look to benefit our members through life enriching educational opportunities, as well as merit and need-based scholarships and graduate fellowships.