Prevent Child Abuse America
Since 1984, Kappa Delta collegiate and alumnae chapters have held Shamrock events — local fundraisers that vary from pancake breakfasts and 5K runs to silent auctions and golf tournaments — to support the prevention of child abuse. Shamrock events, staged by thousands of Kappa Delta women in hundreds of communities nationwide, are held throughout the year and have earned local and national media attention.
Every year, KD collegiate and alumnae chapters raise more than $2 million to benefit child abuse prevention efforts. A full 80 percent of the money raised stays in the community and is donated to local child-abuse prevention agencies; the remaining 20 percent goes to the Kappa Delta Foundation to support Prevent Child Abuse America’s national office for its national programs. PCAA was founded by a Kappa Delta, the late Donna Stone, Lambda-Northwestern, which makes the cause that much more relevant to the sorority.
At Beta Pi, we host two main philanthropies each year: a dodgeball tournament in the Fall, as well as our traditional paintball tournament in the Spring. Each of these main events are coupled with smaller fundraisers such as pancake breakfasts and cookouts. We absolutely love bringing our community together to support such an incredible cause! The majority of the funds raised go back directly to our community to the Child Advocacy Center of Gainesville. The remaining 20 percent of these funds goes to Prevent Child Abuse America. As we work with the CAC throughout the year, we are constantly shown the significant impact our contributions make on the lives of the many children that they serve. To us, there is nothing more inspiring and rewarding!
We are so proud and humbled to have been able to contribute over $100,000 to the Child Advocacy Center of Gainesville since 2010! We are so blessed to have the opportunity to give back to our community and to help ensure that children experience happy, healthy childhoods.