Giving Back: Delta House of Pancakes

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One of the things I am most proud of my sorority for is our commitment to our philanthropy. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is the national philanthropy of Delta Delta Delta. As a whole, Tri Delta chapters across the nation have raised millions for St. Jude. 4 years ago, we were challenged to raise $15 million in 5 years. We did it in 3.5. Now, our current goal is to raise $60 million for St. Jude over the next 10 years! This seems like a quantity of money that could keep St. Jude operating for a long time, but since it costs $2 million a day to operate St. Jude (all of which comes from donations, the patients pay noting), $60 million can only keep St. Jude operating for around a month.

The Tri Delta chapter at USC is proud to be the third largest fundraising chapter in the nation! Last year, we raised over $40,000 for St. Jude. This is accomplished by a variety of fundraising events we put on throughout the year.

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One of those events is tonight! It’s DHOP, or Delta House of Pancakes, and we are selling all you can eat pancakes for $5. It’s a great event that a ton of people come to, including some representatives from St. Jude. Everyone has a great time, and it’s wonderful to know that we are making a direct impact on the lives of the patients at St. Jude

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