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.
Our chapter hosts our Annual Reach for the Sky Auction benefitting the Protection Program at Seattle Children's Hospital, which spreads awareness about Shaken Baby Syndrome and The Period of PURPLE Crying. Our 2015 auction marked an unforgettable night for us at Sigma Iota. We raised a grand total of $112, 396, which is the greatest amount ever raised by any Greek organization in the nation. With countless hours of hard word and dedication, our chapter worked together and supported one another in helping to make this incredible accomplishment happen. We are extremely proud to be involved in bringing awareness to such an important cause, and we look forward to 2016, in which we will be hosting our 20th Annual Reach for the Sky Auction.