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.
Epsilon Alpha's Shamrock
This past year, we held another very successful Mac N Cheese with the KD's event, where all the proceeds went to our local COMTREA community partner and nationally to PCAA. We raised money and awareness all week by hosting a Wallyball tournament, an all women's ice cream social, and the Mac N Cheese event with trivia prizes and raffle giveaways! Our chapter doubled the amount of money raised this year and we hope to continue this upward trend next year!