Keeping Children’s Lives on Course

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In 2014, Kappa Delta raised $45,000 for the Austin Center for Child Protection, our local philanthropy. Children come through their doors, scared of their ambiguous futures due to abuse cases, and they are never charged a cent. This is what our donations contributed to:

  • 796 children interviewed
  • 58 children were served through Project Graduation
  • 264 children and 65 adults served through Kids’ Closet
  • 116 children and 48 adults served through Emergency Funds

This year, we are hoping to raise a total of $60,000, more than we’ve ever raised before. However, we can’t reach our goal without the help of generous sponsors and donations. There are so many opportunities for you to help us out!

Do you like fruit? What about cups? What about fruit INSIDE of cups??? Then you should definitely head over to the Kappa Delta house (corner of 24th and Nueces St) on Monday, March 2nd from 7-9pm for our Mister Fruit Cup profit share! The profits (about $1 per cup sold) will go to our national philanthropy, Prevent Child Abuse America, and our local philanthropy, Austin Center for Child Protection. The cups will contain Thin Mint cookies, so that we can support our hands-on philanthropy, Girl Scouts of America. There are basically 0 reasons why you shouldn’t come.

If you can’t make it on Monday, we have another opportunity for you. On Thursday, March 5 from 6-8pm, we will be having a profit share at the Kendra Scott store, located on South Congress. If you like jewelry, pretty colors, and supporting important causes for children, then you should come out! 20% of the profits from sales will go towards our two causes. I’ll be there. All of Kappa Delta will be there. Kendra Scott will be there (probably not, actually). You should be there too!

Our biggest event is our 5th annual Shamrock golf tournament on March 7th. This year, it is being held at Avery Ranch Golf Club. The course has a waterfall, so you know it’s going to be a good time. We have two brackets: students ($75 per person) and adults ($180 per person). All entries include greens fees, a revenge coupon (free entry the next time you play), a t-shirt, Rudy’s BBQ and MooJoo ice cream sandwiches. The tournament is a scramble, so players of all skill levels are welcome! We also have fantastic prizes for the winners: tickets to see Brad Paisley at the Houston Rodeo for the winning student team and Nike golf polo shirts, Yeti brand drink coolers, and a free round of golf at Lakeway Golf Club for the adult winners.

If you can’t make it to any of our events, you can still donate at online at http://utkdshamrock.wix.com/txkdshamrock and help us reach our goal! You can also sign up to play golf on that same website. This week is going to be full of sisterhood, service, and smiles. I can’t wait to see what Shamrock has in store, not only for our chapter, but for the future of our philanthropies.

Thanks for reading 🙂

Catherine Frost

Vice President of Community Service

About the Author:

Catherine Frost is Vice President of Community Service and a sophomore Communications student. One time, she met Usher and asked if she could give him a hug… he said yes. In the words of Ciara, she is automatic, supersonic, hypnotic, and funky fresh.

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