Our Service & Philanthropy program support LGBTQ+ youth who are displaced, homeless, or without family support.
Since 2017, our members and supporters have donated upwards of $6,000 to agencies that directly serve LGBTQ youth. Our annual philanthropy projects have become the cornerstone of our service programming. Each year, our members and supporters make generous monetary donations during our donation drives.
Through our You Are Harmonious, Open-hearted, and Majestic Enough initiative, each winter we donate winter clothing and monetary gifts to Child, Inc. in collaboration with Great Oaks Charter School in Wilmington, DE.
Beta Book Bag Drive
Our annual school supply drive is our effort to support marginalized youth in starting off their school year strong. This national effort has raised hundreds of dollars for GLSEN chapters in Atlanta, Columbus, and Cincinnati.
Annual Holiday Food Drive
Our most successful philanthropy project is our annual food drive which we organize with the members of Omicron Psi Omega, Incorporated. Each year our members and supporters donate hundreds of non-perishable food items to a local LGBTQ homeless youth shelter. We have donated over 1,8000 items since 2017.
Spring Donation Drive
Each spring one of our regions selects a local agency to be the recipient of the donations our members and supporters collect over the course of 3 or 4 weeks. These donations are primarily hygiene products and clothing items from a wish list created by the chosen agency.
Since 2010, our fraternity has maintained an obligation to provide LGBTQ youth with a sense of community and belonging.
In addition to our philanthropy projects, our members engage in service projects throughout the year. What is unique about our fraternity’s approach to service is that we make an effort to move beyond volunteering by hosting our own community events.
Greek Unity Nerf War
A Greek unity event where donations were made to the Food Bank of Delaware
POSE: ...And the Category is...Prevention!
In collaboration with Omicron Psi Omega, the Mazzoni Center, and The COLOURS Organization, we hosted a screening of an episode from Pose and led a discussion about stigmas and realities regarding HIV/AIDS.
Paint Yourself on a Platter
A painting workshop where community members addressed their insecurities through discussion and art
The Check It
We watched the Check It documentary with members of Omicron Psi Omega, Phi Omega Delta, Beta Phi Omega, and Delta Phi Upsilon and discussed how we could work together to better serve LGBTQ youth. We also facilitated a screening and discussion at The Attic Youth Center with LGBTQ youth and discussed their experiences in Philadelphia public schools.