Prevent Child Abuse America
Since 1984, Kappa Delta collegiate and alumnae chapters have held Shamrock Events — local fundraisers that vary from jambalaya feeds and twister games to silent auctions and golf classics — 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 $1.5 million dollars 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 is donated to PCAA’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.
Epsilon Lambda chapter hosts a Shamrock 5K Run each year that supports Prevent Child Abuse America. See the page on Shamrock for more information regarding this event.