There are many programs and partners that participate with Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. to enhance the life and quality of the nation as a whole and to enrich each individual community. We are pleased to follow the initiatives and help foster these programs within our own local community here in Fairfax County, Virginia.
Z-HOPE is an outreach service program that has six primary objectives, corresponding measures of success and a mechanism for chapter recognition. Z-HOPE stands for Zetas Helping Other People Excel Through Mind, Body, and Spirit and has been instrumental in developing and sustaining community out reach programs that are relevant to every community.
March of Dimes
March of Dimes is a 501(c)3 non profit organization that raises funds to create and build awareness about how prematurity affects infants and the implications it can have on children as they grow even into adulthood. This partnership provides a platform of awareness and education in our community about this issue by providing avenues of encouragement for pregnant women to seek prenatal care early in their pregnacy as well as providing educational material about prematurity.
OTZ is a major participant in the Annual March for Babies. This is the March of Dimes' largest and most visible effort to secure funds to aid in the fight agianst prematurity.
National Education Foundation
The National Education Foundation of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. with 501 (c) 3 status is created and operated exclusively for charitable and eduational purposes. The principle activities and purpose of the trust are to award scholarship grants to worthy students for the pursuit of higher education; to conduct community education programs which will aid in the educational and vocational improvement in individual and community living standards; to engage in activities which will aid in the educational development of all women; and to engage in any appropriate research to the purpose of the Foundation scholarship.
St. Jude's Children's Hospital
St. Jude's Children's Hospital is dedicated to helping care for patients that have not yet reached adulthood. They have created a child friendly environment, while treating them for serious conditions and diseases, most of which have no known cure. They have fostered an environment of research that has made great advances in saving the lives of many of their young patients. The partnership with Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. allows us to help raise funds for this noble cause and support the children and their families that support them.
OTZ participates in the annual Sunday of Hope event to raise funds and awareness for St. Jude's Children's Hospital and research efforts and the treatment of the young patients.