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
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.”