On Going Service
While Delta Epsilon Psi has made a commitment to its National Philanthropies, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and National Bone Marrow, we also understand the need to provide on going service to our local communities on a more frequent basis. Through this, it allows us to build strong bonds and direct relationships with the communities that we are involved in. Listed below are the organizations that we are proud to help and support on a bi-weekly to monthly basis.
Some of our chapters/colonies have chosen the YMCA as a part of our on-going community service, in which they volunteer on a weekly to biweekly basis. It gives us an opportunity to work with a wide variety of age groups as well as cultures. Just walking into the YMCA, you see so many different kinds of people with different personalities. Under this umbrella it allows us to make a lasting impact on the younger generation with our leadership skills, our commitment to the community, and teach them skills to succeed.
Through Elijah's Promise soup kitchen we are able to help in the kitchen by cleaning up after the all the food has been served. Once all the meals have been served, we also assist by cleaning the tables, mopping the floors, cleaning restrooms, and assist in providing a clean, safe and comfortable environment. Through this service, we hope to provide an immediate impact on the local community and hope that we have encouraged someone else through our actions.
THE RESTORE-HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
The ReStore is a non-profit building materials and home improvement warehouse where an array of supplies is sorted and arranged for members of the local community to come and restore homes for better living. We have done numerous home improvement projects, but one in particular story where we were able to assist a veteran by painting his home so city authorities would not fine him. As we assist in various projects, big or small, the difference we make is what it truly is about.
READS AND COUNTS
The Brothers of Delta Epsilon Psi with support of Reads & Counts have dedicated themselves to tutoring local schools in the Bryan/College Station area. Reads & Counts originated under the No Child Left Behind Act. The program began in association of the America Reads Challenge program. The program is housed under the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University. During the semester we help tutor children from underprivileged schools. Whether on a one-on-one basis or a group session, the Brothers of Delta Epsilon Psi are there to assist in helping these children catch up to their grade level’s performance. At the end of the semester, these children will be rewarded based upon their completion in their tutoring sessions. Such sessions include development in math, reading, writing, social studies, etc. With this extra help, the children of tomorrow will be better in their classrooms and future studies. This program is not only beneficially to the children but also to our brothers. It gives us a way to give back to society for allowing us to reach our college experience and hopefully providing the same opportunity for another.
BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB
The Boys & Girls Club offers young people, especially those who need the program the most, the chance to be productive, caring, responsible citizens by providing them with a safe place to learn and grow with caring, adult professionals and life-enhancing programs and character development experiences. The Brothers of Delta Epsilon Psi support a program with such a great cause by interacting with these kids, making sure they are safe, and by developing enjoyable friendly relations with them. Sports, board games, arts and crafts, conversations, movies, and other simple activities are just some of the things we love to do with them. By developing amicable relations with students in college, we hope they learn from our experiences and reach their full potential in life.
Over the years, Delta Epsilon Psi has taken part in many diverse service activities, one of which includes the Dallas Heart House, which is a free daycare center in north Dallas that gives underprivileged kids a place to go right after their schools let out. The brothers have bolstered the name of Delta Epsilon Psi within the city by continuously being positive role models for these impressionable kids, as well as other service organizations within the city. By tutoring the kids in their troubled subjects, Delta Epsilon Psi has not only emphasized the importance of academics in life, but they have also showed the kids how it can indeed be fun. Such and ongoing relationship with Dallas Heart House is something that the brothers cherish and hold close to their own hearts, as they will continue to build off of this relationship and strengthen it for years to come.
OKLAHOMA STATE LEARNING CENTER
Oklahoma State University provides students with an opportunity to help out their community. Many of these events are group events, but most of the time they are geared to individual help. While organizations at Oklahoma State University are asked to perform a specific amount of service hours at the learning, Delta Epsilon Psi also encourages our members to volunteer outside of this requirement by OSU. The learning center puts out 4-5 group service events per month but the individual events are countless. This service that we provide is truly rewarding as we understand that impact that we may possible have on someone’s life.