Kappa Delta is very committed to several philanthropies across the nation. Zeta Chapter proudly supports these great causes throughout the year with several different events.
Child Abuse America
Since 1981, Kappa Delta has been a proud supporter of Prevent Child Abuse America, an organization founded by the late Dona Stone, one of our own Kappa Delta sisters. To date, Kappa Delta has donated over $7.1 million to help prevent child abuse in our country.
Thousands of KDs in hundreds of communities nationwide host "Shamrock Events" every year to raise money for national and local child abuse prevention efforts. Events are as varied and creative as the groups that sponsor them. Golf and softball tournaments, fun runs, chili cook-offs, war-of-the wings contests, spaghetti dinners, twister contests, children's art shows, doughnut sales, "teeter-totter-a-thons," fashion shows, and paintball tournaments are just a few of the fundraisers held by Kappa Delta chapters and alumnae associations. We encourage you to participate in local Shamrock Events to join Kappa Delta in making great things happen in the lives of children.
Zeta Chapter held a cookout this year called “Cookout for Child Abuse” and raised several thousand dollars for this organization!
Prevent Child Abuse America
Girl Scouts of the USA
Our chapter has enjoyed working with the Girl Scouts of Tuscaloosa over the years. Whether its making valentines cards with them or having an etiquette dinner, this local philanthropy project is one of our most favorite!
In 1998, Kappa Delta Sorority welcomed Girl Scouts of the USA as one of its four national philanthropies. Through this one-of-a-kind partnership, Kappa Delta members are making great things happen in the lives of countless girls across the country.
Kappa Delta collegians and alumnae serve as mentors and volunteers, reinforcing our common values of honesty, integrity, friendship and leadership. Some members serve as troop leaders. Many chapters and alumnae associations have adopted a single troop or a few troops. Others work with all the troops in their area by hosting large events like campus tours or Thinking Day events. In early 2006, Kappa Delta joined forces with the groundbreaking Dove Campaign for Real Beauty, promoting self-esteem among girls nationwide through the Girl Scout Uniquely Me! program. Girl Scouts who take part in Kappa Delta-sponsored events earn a special Kappa Delta badge.
Girl Scouts of the USA Official Web Site
The Dove Campaign for Real Beauty
In early 2006, Kappa Delta joined the groundbreaking Dove Campaign for Real Beauty to help raise self-esteem in girls and women. The campaign is a global effort intended to serve as a starting point for societal change and act as a catalyst for widening the definition and discussion of beauty. Girls and women of all ages benefit from the campaign as we explore what it is to be beautiful with our friends, coworkers, mothers and daughters.
The Dove Campaign for Real Beauty has included controversial ads of real women with real curves in their underwear, a SuperBowl ad promoting self-esteem among girls, activity booklets, a comprehensive Web site and more. Kappa Delta is proud to join forces with Dove to make a difference in the lives of women and girls across the country.
Dove Campaign for Real Beauty
Children’s Hospital of Richmond Virginia
Kappa Delta's support of the Children's Hospital in Richmond, Virginia dates back to 1921. The sorority became interested in the work being done in our founding state by William Tate Graham, M.D., a pioneer in the field known for treating polio victims. Dr. Graham had become renowned for his revolutionary approaches and never turned away a patient for their inability to pay.
Beginning with our initial pledge of $1,200 to support two beds, Kappa Delta's commitment to Children's Hospital over the years has never wavered. The sorority's monetary and tangible gifts have totaled more than $2.2 million. Contributions have gone to develop a motion clinic, purchase hospital equipment, medical braces and neurosurgical instruments, provide playground equipment and purchase vans to transport patients. Local chapters and alumnae groups also sponsor the annual Halloween and Easter parties and assist with the Teddy Bear Toss.
Children's Hospital, Pediatric Specialty Care of Richmond, Virginia