GREENSBURG – The Greensburg chapter of the national Delta Theta Tau (DTT) Philanthropic Sorority donated two iPads each to St. Mary’s School and Good Shepherd Christian Academy last week.
Teachers and school administrators were thrilled with the donation, which will be added to the two iPads the sorority donated to each school last year. At the DTT 5K run last year, a sorority member spoke to several kindergarten teachers and learned that St. Mary’s and Good Shepherd could really use iPads for the classes, but couldn’t get them because they don’t receive enough funding.
As a group, the 13 members of Greensburg’s Delta Theta Tau sorority decided helping the schools was a good cause and set about raising enough money to make it happen.
St. Mary’s Principal Nancy Buening said, “I think it’s amazing that just 13 people make such a big impact in our community.”
DTT treasurer Kathy Moore told the Daily News that the sorority actively works to raise money to help individuals and organizations in Decatur County. In fact, Moore said all the money raised is used in the local community to help the people of this county.
“We want the community to know that when they buy a ticket to bingo, the 5k or one of our events, the money will stay here in the community,” Moore said.
In addition to helping the schools, DTT has donated to the Decatur County Memorial Hospital Foundation, the Agape Center, the Greensburg Eagles’ fundraiser for Riley Hospital for Children, and many families in need. Much of their fundraisers are accomplished through 5K races and bingo games, as well as other events.
Janet Hodson, administrator at Good Shepherd Christian Academy told the Daily News about her excitement over the iPad donation.
“Good Shepherd is extremely grateful for the generous donation of the iPads. We want to thank the sorority; it’s been a blessing for us to have the iPads in class and now we will have more. We use the Daily Five curriculum in our subjects and the iPads will be another device to help in this progression,” Hodson said.