The university’s Delta Theta chapter of the Sigma Delta Tau sorority started off the holiday season with a toy drive in the front lobby of One Pace Plaza. From Dec. 3 to Dec. 6 the sorority had a collection box for new and unwrapped toys set up in the lobby and all the donated goods went to Toys for Tots. On Dec. 3 and 5 the sorority also had a bake sale set up to raise further funds for the charity. The event was organized by Caitlin Farish; the philanthropy chair of the university’s chapter.
Lindsay Mitchell, vice president of the university chapter of SDT, said “philanthropy is one of the pillars of our foundation that we feel strongly about so we wanted to do something for the holidays” adding “we chose Toys for Tots because we liked the idea of giving toys to children in need”.
The sorority was able to raise over $200 for Toys for Tots and collected a full box of toys.
Toys for Tots is a national effort of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve that collects toys during the autumn months and donates them to less fortunate children in time for the holidays. Sigma Delta Tau is a national woman’s sorority founded in 1917 at Cornell University, which works to empower women and promote higher ethical ideals. The Delta Theta chapter was founded at the university on Nov. 17, 2006.