Forward for a Friend

Despite COVID-19, Northern Arizona University’s Kappa Delta Sorority is moving ‘forward’ with a virtual fundraiser to prevent and support those impacted by child abuse. Children and youth throughout Arizona are in need of a ‘friend’ — someone they can count on to make a difference in their lives, as well as others.

Too often, intervention occurs only after abuse is reported. Greater investments are needed to support those programs that have been proven to stop the abuse before it occurs. Nonprofit agencies like Prevent Child Abuse America and Arizona’s Children Association, which provides family counseling, home visits, parenting education and other programs that help to prevent all types of abuse and neglect.

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Since 1984, Kappa Delta (KD) 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.

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 agency. For the last few years, KD has supported Arizona’s Children Association, a statewide agency serving more than 40,000 children and families in need throughout Arizona. The remaining 20 percent goes to the Kappa Delta Foundation to support Prevent Child Abuse America’s (PCAA) national office for its national programs. PCAA is a national organization started by a Kappa Delta alumna, dedicated to ending all forms of abuse for children across the nation. 

Help Kappa Delta raise funds and awareness to prevent child abuse in Arizona. Donate today and spread the message!

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