In the Fall, we host our annual Delta House of Pancakes event! The campus and Stillwater community are invited into our chapter for all-you-can- eat pancakes, bacon, sausage, fresh fruit, orange juice and everything breakfast! All of the proceeds from this event go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, our national philanthropy.
DHOP is one of our favorite philanthropic events. Not every chapter on campus opens up their house during their philanthropies, but this is one night we are able to open our home up to everyone! This provides the opportunity for our Chapter to get to know the community we are a part of better, and more importantly, for them to have a glimpse of our passion for St. Jude!
The all-you-can-eat buffet, the new friends made, the pancake-eating contests and money raised for St. Jude is wonderful, but it gets better! To help bring awareness and provide a more hands-on way to help, our guests can decorate door decorations and no-chemo hats for the patients at St. Jude. After DHOP, the decorated door hangers and hats are sent to St. Jude. After the final treatment of chemotherapy at St. Jude, a party is held to celebrate the patient’s last rounds of treatment.
Among the guests attending, we have been lucky enough to have St. Jude patients come speak, too. We can’t take everyone to St. Jude, but we can bring the mission of St. Jude to Phi Upsilon!