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.
This past year, Kappa Delta Gamma Gamma raised over $20,000 with our fourth annual Shamrock Superhero 5K race and fun run. Gamma Gamma works together with High Point Family Service of the Piedmont to host this special event every year. We invite members of the community and campus to join us for a fun afternoon filled with face painting, running, costumes and more. This event has gained a large amount of attention over the past few years with over 200 people in last years attendance. We love having the community come on to High Point’s campus to help us support this cause. It’s great to support PCAA nationally and have a majority of the monies raised go directly to the High Point community where there are so many families and children in need of support.