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 organization started by a Kappa Delta alumn dedicated to ending all forms of abuse for children across the nation. It is their purpose to ensure that each child has an equal opportunity to grow and develop in order to have a successful future. Prevent Child Abuse Arizona has been the leading organization preventing child maltreatment within our communities for over 25 years and our Kappa Delta chapter takes pride in supporting them in their mission.
While the Theta Kappa chapter at NAU raises money for PCAA much of our money raised is also donated to our local organization known as Arizona Children's Association. ACA 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 are proud to say that our funds have helped multiple families across the state including members of our very own chapter.