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.
Our local philanthropy is the CARE House, a partnership of Dayton Children's Hospital, Dayton Police Department, Montgomery County Children Services, Montgomery County Prosecuter's Office and Montgomery County Sheriff's Office. This is a special facility that helps child victims of abuse and neglect.
In spring of 2014, all of our members toured the CARE House and some completed the "Stewards of Children" training to recognize signs of child abuse and know how to help and who to contact if abuse is suspected.
The CARE House is the local beneficiary of our proceeds from Shamrock the Rope. In this year's event, we raised over $11,000! Over 80 percent of this went directly to the CARE House to fund training for adults to become "Stewards of Children" and stuffed animals for children visiting the advocacy center.
For more information about the CARE House, please visit here.