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February 17, 2004

Delta Zeta raises money for speech and hearing impaired

From: University of Central Oklahoma Vista - Edmond,OK,USA - Feb 17, 2004

by Stephanie Johnson - Staff Writer

The members of Central's Delta Zeta sorority held their philanthropy week Feb. 9 through 13 to raise awareness for the speech and hearing impaired.

A new project was done every day of the week to raise money for organizations that benefit the speech and hearing impaired.

The members collected change from students for the Edmond Regional Preschool Oklahoma School for the Deaf located on campus.

"On Thursday we collected bagged candy to make valentines for the children at the School for the Deaf," said Brooks.

A lip sync competition was held in the Nigh University Center on Friday, where students paid $1 to listen to performances and $2 to perform.

The weekly activities raised $400 dollars that will be donated to the House Ear Institute and Gallaudet University, which is also sponsored by the Delta Zeta Foundation.

This is the first speech and hearing impaired philanthropy week, but it will become an annual event, Brooks said.

"A lot of people came by to get information," Brooks said. "The turnout was excellent."

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