Prevent Child Abuse America
In 1981, Kappa Delta adopted Prevent Child Abuse America as its national philanthropy. Founded by Kappa Delta Sister Donna Stone, PCAA is committed to preventing the abuse and neglect of our nation's children. Prevention efforts include all forms of abuse and neglect, whether physical, sexual, educational, or emotional.
What they do
Every year 165 active and over 500 alumnae Kappa Delta chapters throw an annual Shamrock event of their choice to benefit their community. Since 1983, Kappa Delta has raised more than $21 million for the prevention of child abuse, $2.3 million in the last academic year alone. Shamrock events were not only started as a fundraising effort for PCAA, but also serves as a way for us to educate our members and our community on preventing child abuse in our country.
What we do
Why it Matters
Every year, more than 3 million reports of child abuse are made in the US, involving more than 6 million children. It impacts people of all socioeconomic levels, across all ethnic and cultural lines, at all levels of education, and can impact their whole lives. The investment in a child abuse prevention strategy and healthy child development is a contribution to the betterment of society, the economy, and the life of each child reached.
How you can help
Each year, of the funds raised through Kappa Delta's Shamrock event, 80% go towards PCAA's local efforts at the Children's Advocacy Center of Denton County and 20% is donated through the Kappa Delta Foundation to their national efforts. By participating in Shamrock, either by making a team or donating, you help us in preventing child abuse across our nation and in our community. If you are interested in making a financial contribution, we accept credit card or check.