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.
Prevent Child Abuse America is a national charity that helps prevent the neglect of young children all over the United States. It is their purpose to ensure that each child has an equal opportunity to grow and develop in order to have a successful future. PCAA was founded by a Kappa Delta sister, the late Donna Stone, in 1981 and we have since partnered with this organization. Kappa Delta chapters all over the country host Shamrock events every year to raise money and awareness of child abuse. Every year, Kappa Delta chapters raise more than $2 million to benefit child abuse prevention efforts. Prevent Child Abuse Arizona has been the leading organization preventing child maltreatment within our communities for over 25 years. PCA Arizona helps implement training, advocacy, and strategies to keep children safe. In 2016, their prevention services alone reached more than 60,000 young children and their families with parent education, home visits, and child welfare system improvements. We make it a priority to be the leading voice in support of this organization because nothing destroys a child's confidence more than abuse.Prevent Child Abuse Arizona's mission is to prevent the abuse and neglect of Arizona’s children. It focuses strategically on new parents, early in the family life cycle to help them raise healthy children who are ready to succeed in school and in life. Since 1989, PCA Arizona has been a leader in bringing research-based, prevention services to communities throughout Arizona. In 2014, its prevention services will reach over 45,000 young children and their families with parent education, home visits, and child welfare system improvements. We are excited for Kappa Delta at NAU to donate the proceeds from its Shamrock Event to PCA Arizona.