Area Sorority Donates Infant Clothing to Maternity Care Center

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: April 27, 2010– Members of Iota Tau Sorority, a local chapter of Beta Sigma Phi International, recently donated gift boxes of infant clothing to the Southeast Georgia Health System Camden Campus Maternity Care Center.

Evelyn Tatum, R.N., certified diabetes educator for the Health System and Iota Tau Sorority chapter president, says the group decided to make the donation after hearing of the need at the Maternity Care Center. “I was made aware that many women come to the hospital to give birth without clothing to take their new baby home in,” Tatum says. “As a service-oriented group, we wanted to be able to provide special gifts for these women by donating these packets as they are needed at the Maternity Care Center.”

Each packed includes a blanket, pair of socks, a Onesie®, a burp cloth and bath cloth, each packaged in a gift box. “We make the contents gender neutral so the staff can just pick one up to give without being concerned that the clothes are the ‘wrong’ color,” Tatum says.

Shannon Wainright, director, Patient Care Services, who is over the Maternity Care Centers at both of the Health System’s campuses, says the donation is greatly appreciated.

“I think it is wonderful that the members of Iota Tau Sorority stepped forward to meet this need for many of our new mothers,” Wainright says. “This gift is just one example of the generosity of our community. We greatly appreciate all of the support we get in meeting our mission of providing quality, compassionate care to our patients. We could not do this without their help.”