Alumnae members of the Delta Zeta Sorority raised $500 for the Childhood Language Center at its recent West Virginia Alumnae Day to sponsor one day of speech therapy camp.

Located in Charleston, the Childhood Language Center (CLC) provides free speech and language therapy to children from across southwestern West Virginia. The CLC Center also offers a weeklong summer camp each year to all children and families they serve. Each child who attends receives the equivalent of 15 hours of intensive therapy throughout the week.



“Our goal of raising $500 to pay for one day of the CLC’s free summer camp was met,” said Emily Myers Duke, a member of the event’s planning committee. “We appreciate the alumnae who donated time and funds to this project, and are happy the donation is going to a local organization that will use it to fund a fun and educational experience for its clients.”

West Virginia Alumnae Day planning committee members chose the CLC as the recipient of their donation in keeping with the sorority’s national philanthropic platform, which supports speech and hearing related causes. Delta Zeta alumnae from chapters in West Virginia and Ohio including Concord, Marshall, Ohio Wesleyan and Shepherd universities donated to the fundraiser.