Women’s social club Delta Theta gave back to the Abilene community with their service projects and fundraiser.
Members of the club met at the College of Business Administration on Wednesday to witness the presentation of a check that will be given to the Food Bank of West-Central Texas.
Newly-elected president, Kaitlin Pine, led the meeting and explained the event’s significance.
The club hosted a “Turkey Throw-down” in November, a flag football tournament from past traditions. The event was sponsored by local businesses and hosted over eight teams in fall 2018.
“Delta Theta represents the act of giving, because that is what we are all about. We love to help when we can and whoever we can,” junior parliamentarian Xandrea Lara said. “It would also be great to see our president, Phil Schubert, show up and get physical for a good cause.”
Altogether, the club raised money and was able to collect canned goods to later give to the food bank.
“We are giving it to them because we are passionate about the community and giving back, and are so happy this event was so successful as our first year bringing it back,” Pine said.
In the hopes of continuing the tradition, Pine said Delta Theta plans to host the tournament again, which will be coordinated by junior representative Abby Elliott.
In addition to funds raised, Delta Theta also contributed to an Air Force United, located in Southwest Asia earlier in the year.
Members mailed handwritten letters, snacks and knick-knacks to the men and women in Iraq to express thanks and gratitude for service. In return, the club had their flag flown during combat missions. The flag was also presented Wednesday evening.
“It was such an honor to send them such simple things and them be so thankful,” Pine said.