Our Communities are Our Priority
As a philanthropy based organization, Delta Phi Mu stresses the importance of donating community service hours to the Greater Lafayette area, and surrounding communities. Sisters complete on average, 40 hours of community service a semester. Areas where sisters have volunteered these hours include GlenAcres Elementary English Language Program for non-native speakers (a partnership with the Lafayette Adult Resource Academy), the C.H.A.P.S. (a therapeutic riding program), the YWCA, the Lafayette Zoo, area assisted living homes, and the Lafayette Food Bank.
Sisters also participate in larger community service events and have been loyal participants in:
- Relay for Life – www.relayforlife.org
- March of Dimes to benefit the health of newborns – www.marchofdimes.com
- Walk for a Cure – www.walk.jdrf.org
- Boiler Volunteer Network: Boiler Blast, MLK Jr. Day of Action, and Gift Trees
- Fall Harvest Food Drive – Benefits the Greater Lafayette Food Bank – Top MGC organization collector each year
Alpha Chapter also participates in the Delta Phi Mu National Philanthropy which supports the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in its fight against heart disease. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute created the program “The Heart Truth”, in conjunction with the “Go Red for Women” program and the “Red Dress” program, to raise awareness of the risks of heart disease. Heart disease is the #1 killer of women, specifically women of color. Events have included the Annual Heart Walk, Valentine’s candy sales to raise money for the Institute, “First Fridays” programs where sisters were red to support, and Shop for a Cause, through Macy’s. For more information on how you can get involved in The Heart Truth campaign, please visit www.hearttruth.com.