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.
Shamrock is one of the highlights of our school year for Alpha Lambda! Our Shamrock tradition involves a spaghetti feed at our chapter house, followed by a 5K color run, both in the winter months. We love the feeling of raising money for Prevent Child Abuse America while involving the Greek community and outside Eugene community. This year, we even started a new holiday tradition called Kaydee Cocoa, in which we invited over a thousand people into our home to enjoy hot cocoa and baked goods; and all proceeds went to PCAA and Looking Glass Station 7, our local philanthropy!