Vision... one of our most precious senses. Unexplainable to those without it; irreplaceable to those who have it. Protecting the gift of sight is one of Delta Gamma's highest priorities. Since 1936, Delta Gamma's philanthropic purpose has been to stop blindness before it starts. For men and women for whom blindness is a fact, the mission has been to impact the quality of their lives in a myriad of positive ways.
Through Delta Gamma schools begun more than 55 years ago, children who are blind or visually impaired learn specialized skills. Adults receive personal attention through volunteer hours with 150 organizations, which share our mission. Grants to organizations sharing our mission recently exceeded a grand total of $2,800,000 through the Foundation. We have funded genetic research, low-vision adaptive devices, tapes, Braille books and hundreds of life-enhancing programs. Our members have helped men and women in hundreds of ways to obtain independent living skills, increased communications and mobility skills.
Delta Gammas give more than 120,000 Service for Sight volunteer hours each year, one volunteer at a time, each leaving her mark on the world.