Gamma Upsilon Chapter at Texas A & M/Commerce

Kappa Delta

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.

 

PCAA and Gamma Upsilon

We hold several events to raise money for the Hunt County Children's Advocacy center, which is our local philanthropy through Prevent Child Abuse America. In the Fall we hold Sing Song, an themed event where other on campus organizations compete with their best dance moves, skits, lip sync skills, and energy. We also sell blue pinwheels, for a dollar each, which we place in the garden in front of our house with the names of those who purchase them written on. In the Spring we host the Shamrock Superbowl, where campus organizations compete in flag football games where we cheer, referee, and support the participants to victory for a good cause!