Theta Omicron Chapter

About Tri Delta

Service to others and philanthropy have been a part of Delta Delta Delta since our founding. Internationally, our philanthropic cause is the support of Children's Cancer Charities, and more specifically St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. To see our international philanthropy page and a detailed history of Tri Delta's philanthropic activities, please click here. To learn more about St Jude Children's Research Hospital, please follow the link to their website, available at

Locally, our chapter participates in a variety of volunteer activities. We have had members serve as mentors and tutors for local elementary school children and as hospital volunteers. Starting this fall, a group of us intend to volunteer at the Blue Mountain Humane Society. We also sign up as a group for ad hoc volunteer activities, like sorting food at the Blue Mountain food bank. Even if only a few of us can fit it into our busy schedules, Tri Delta always sends someone to help out.


Tri Deltas turned up for Make A Difference Day and the Greek Week Philanthropy Day in 2002-03. And, of course, we organized our annual Philanthropy Dance fundraiser.

Last year we organized a Battle of the Bands instead of a dance.


Monica, Pascale and Amy, up early for Make A Difference Day 2002

Every year we sign up for Make A Difference Day. It's a nice way to volunteer because someone else does all the set up work and you get a different project every year. The downside is that you have to wake up early on a cold October Saturday morning. The upside is the free breakfast in Jewett Hall!

Monica with the vacuum cleaners

Our project for Make A Difference Day 2002 was helping out at the Fort Walla Walla Museum. We moved things around in museum storage--everything from old apple boxes to pieces from horse carts to antique vacuum cleaners! After spending the whole morning in the storage barn, we were dusty and cold but feeling accomplished.


For Make a Difference Day 2003, which fell during Family Weekend, we took our family members along to shelf-read and decorate the Walla Walla Public Library. TriDeltas made a wall collage for the children's room and reorganized bookshelves.


The Philanthropy Day project for Greek Week 2003 was helping with a Habitat for Humanity house building. Tri Deltas helped get the rocks out of the soil. In the picture at left, Christina, Blythe and Julia are all holding rocks that they helped remove.


From 2001-2003 we held a Philanthropy Dance every year. It was a big thing, with contests, door prizes donated by Walla Walla businesses, and Whitman students who auction themselves off for one dance. Last year, for Philanthropy 2004, Philanthropy Chair Kat Magid organized a Battle of the Bands.

All the money we raise goes to a group concerned with children's cancer; proceeds often go to the Seattle Children's Hospital. We've raised over $10,000 in the past four years, and we're still excited about our philanthropy.

Working the ticket table: Amelia, Meredith J, Chandra and Julia T

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Last updated June 1, 2005