Community Service & Social Action

Tau Delta Zeta is pleased to have served Prince Georges County, MD since 2003.  We strive to make “Zeta a verb” as sisters in action.  We are proud that our past and on-going programs continue to reach members of the community and have an intentional impact…

 

National Night Program Partner: Grant Gude Park

National Night Out is America’s night out against crime.  It is a unique crime/ drug prevention event designed to increase awareness and prevention of drugs and crimes.  Chapter members joined local law enforcement and other officials at Grant Gude Park and actively engaged members of the Laurel community as they displayed their support of this anti-crime initiative.  Sorors distributed literature on adolescent internet safety and home safety. As an added touch, chapter volunteers also distributed bottles of water to the crowd.

 

College Prep Session

Tau Delta Zeta is extremely committed to the success of the youth of our community because of this the chapter hosted a College Prep session for high school students annually.  In partnership with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Pi Upsilon Lambda Chapter, the College Prep session is geared towards preparing high school students for taking the SAT examination, offering guidance on how to seek financial aid, preparing college applications, and providing an overview of “what you can expect” when applying for college for students and parents. The session includes a panel of professionals from the University of Maryland Department of Admissions, U.S. Department of Federal Financial Aid, and consultants with expertise in test preparation.

 

TDZ members at the Christmas in April project.

S.O.S. Sisters Helping Our Sisters

Tornadoes have swept through several of our cities within the United States causing mass destruction to property and loved ones.  The Ladies of Tau Delta Zeta put our hearts and pockets together and provided gift cards, which were disseminated among several needy states.

 

 

Christmas in April

Chapter members volunteered to repair the homes of senior citizens who are either low-income and/or physically challenged so they may live in warmth, safety, and independence. While some members painted, others cleared away old furniture, gardened, or assisted with bricklaying. Christmas in April is a non-denominational volunteer organization which has been assisting families for over 23 years.

Zeta’s Helping Hands: Food and Friends

Chapter members served as helping hands to the Food and Friends Organization by serving as drivers and making meal deliveries to citizens with terminal illnesses.  This is a critical event, as meal preparation is a hardship for clients served by Food and Friends.

 

Coupons to Troops
Project Partner: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Mu Theta Zeta Chapter (Germany)

Given the fact that military families outside the United States are limited to doing their shopping for groceries and household items at Commissaries and Post Exchanges on base, where prices are much more expensive compared to within the United States, both the Commissaries and Post Exchanges allow the use of manufacturer’s coupons up to 6 months past their expiration date. Military families who are stationed overseas do not have easy access to the Sunday newspapers; therefore they are very appreciative of any coupons that are sent their way. Chapter members collect coupons each month throughout the sorority year that will be sent to the sorors of Mu Theta Zeta Chapter in Germany in an effort to help defray expenses of those serving our country outside of the United States.

Zeta Day on the Hill 09-2014

TDZ on Capitol Hill

Social Action Initiatives

Zetas on the Hill

Every September, Zetas go to Capitol Hill to lobby for our top legislative priorities. Members receive advocacy training and the latest updates on issues such as health disparities, maternal child health care, healthcare and education reform from Members of Congress and the nation’s top lobbyists.

 

 

 

Getting to Know Your Candidates (Prince George’s County School Board)

In partnership with the Laurel Chapter of American Association University Women (AAUW), Laurel Business and Professional Women’s Association (BPW), and League of Women Voters of Prince George’s County, the ladies of Tau Delta Zeta conducted a candidates’ forum for District One of the Prince George’s County, Maryland Board of Education.  The objective was to provide citizens with the opportunity to engage with candidates and help them feel comfortable as they participated in the electoral process.

 

Women’s Legislative Briefing

Since its chartering in 2003, Tau Delta Zeta has been a co-sponsor of the annual Women’s Legislative Briefing. This event offers Maryland women the opportunity to learn from a distinguished group of experts, the important legislative initiatives affecting women and families that will come before legislators in the Maryland General Assembly and U.S. Congress.