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THE STARKEY HEARING FOUNDATION
In 2006, Delta Zeta’s National Convention voted to make Starkey Hearing Foundation a philanthropic partner. In 2015, Delta Zeta name Starkey Hearing Foundation as our National Philanthropy Partner. Delta Zeta chapters across the nation fundraise in order to provide hearing aids for those who are hearing impaired. Through the efforts of the Starkey Hearing Foundation and our organization, over 175,000 hearing aids are distributed annually in more than 100 countries.
Delta Zeta's completion of a five-year, five million dollar Heart for Hearing and Speech goal assisted the Starkey Hearing Foundation in giving over 500,000 hearing aid fittings; creating a global recipient base; building 70 programs around the globe; creating an After Care program; training and educating governments on hearing, hearing loss and hearing aids; initiating seven national hearing healthcare plans; and building the Starkey Hearing Institute in Lusaka, Zambia.
For more information on our philanthropy, we encourage you to visit the Starkey Hearing Foundation website.
FSU SPEECH AND HEARING
The Alpha Sigma chapter of Delta Zeta works to support the L.L. Schendel Speech and Hearing Clinic at Florida State University. Our sorority supports their efforts to provide services to our community such as hearing evaluations and speech therapy for hearing impaired children and adults.
The FSU Speech and Hearing Clinic is a partnership we hold close to our hearts. We support their program by allocating funds raised by our philanthropy events and donations to go toward funding the clinic. In addition, our chapter hosts events at our house for the hearing impaired children that receive therapy at the clinic such as the annual Easter egg hunt and our Trick-or-Treating event in the fall.
For more information on FSU's Speech and Hearing Clinic, we encourage you to visit their website.
THE PAINTED TURTLE CAMP
Since 2004, The Painted Turtle Camp has been bringing smiles to children's faces. Located just outside Los Angeles, California, this organization provides an experience unlike any other to children with serious medical conditions. Year-round, this speciality camp allows for these children to experience the joys of childhood, and our chapter is proud to have our sisters serve as volunteers.
We are committed to supporting The Painted Turtle Camp, and through our philanthropic donations and volunteer opportunities, we continue to support such a magical experience. In the past, our sisters have travelled across the country to volunteer as camp counselors. We are so fortunate that they were able to share such a rewarding experience with us.
For more information on The Painted Turtle Camp, we encourage you to visit their website.
THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR DEAF CHILDREN
Founded in 1967, the American Society for Deaf Children is currently a nationwide non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and providing information to families raising children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Their mission to empowering these families and offering access to language-rich environments inspired Delta Zeta to form a partnership with the independent organization.
As a result of our national commitment to the ASDC, we are able to serve as allies, advocates, and raise awareness to the community. We are dedicated to providing plentiful resources and encouraging others to further educate themselves on the topic.
For more information on the American Society for Deaf Children, we encourage you to visit their website.