PICTURED: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Walk, 2021
As Deephers, we love service, philanthropy and giving back to our community. We are lucky enough to have THREE organizations we are so passionate about and support through fundraising as a chapter, awareness campaigns, and so much more! When we’re not supporting one of our three official philanthropies, we love giving back through various organizations and events at Carleton and in Ottawa!
CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, helps benefit those with the genetic disease Cystic Fibrosis (CF) through research, grants, and awareness campaigns. Delta Phi Epsilon fills tote bags, called Tate's Totes, with various items that make an extended hospital stay more comfortable for children with Cystic Fibrosis and their parents. These totes are then taken to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) Care Centers for distribution. Supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation since 1967, Delta Phi Epsilon has raised more than one million dollars for the foundation. In 2006 Delta Phi Epsilon announced its official partnership with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. In Fall 2016, Zeta Epsilon began the tradition of hosting our own Deepher Dude event, and has raised over $5,000 since.
THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ANOREXIA NERVOSA AND ASSOCIATED DISORDERS
The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) was created to help alleviate problems of anorexia and other eating disorders. Delta Phi Epsilon is the first international sorority to pledge their regular support to ANAD. Each Delta Phi Epsilon chapter sponsors an annual candlelight vigil on their campus to increase awareness of eating disorders and provide information to family and friends of sufferers. Our annual ANAD week typically includes presentations from guest speakers, educational campaigns and fundraising.
DELTA PHI EPSILON
The Delta Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation, established in 1967, helps to give members and their children the opportunity to further their education through scholarships, grants, and loans. The foundation also supports sorority education and volunteer training. The Harriette Hirsch Sisterhood Fund helps give financial support to members during time of family financial crisis and allows them to continue their education. Every year, DPhiE chapters across Canada and the USA participate in Dimes for DPhiE, a month-long campaign in March to raise money for the Education Foundation. In 2017, Zeta Epsilon went "all in", donating $19.17 USD on behalf of each active member, with the chapter as a whole donating over $1,700 to the foundation.