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.
The Eta Lambda chapter proudly hosts events across campus to benefit Prevent Child Abuse America. Some of these events include a tag-football tournament, The White Rose Bowl, and a pancake breakfast in the middle of campus, Pinwheels and Pancakes. We are proud to work on behalf of Kappa Delta to contribute to the great program nationally and locally. Part of our proceeds from our events go toward a local women's shelter right here in Lancaster, the Lehman Center.