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Kappa Delta gives back to community

Prevent Child Abuse America was founded by Kappa Delta Donna Stone in 1972. The organization is involved in “valuing children, strengthening families, and engaging communities nationwide.” Every spring, Kappa Delta hosts its annual Shamrock event to raise money for PCAA. In previous years, they have held tabling events and a walk from campus to Times Square to ask for contributions. This year, Kappa Delta will be hosting a school wide event encouraging the university community to get involved.

The Girl Scouts of the USA promote the same values and ideals that Kappa Delta Sorority instills within its members. Every year, KD works with local Girl Scout troops in the Manhattan area to build self-esteem and confidence in young girls. Recently, the girls of Kappa Delta went to Queens and played teambuilding games to strengthen unity among the Girls Scouts. In addition, each year at Kappa Delta’s recruitment, the girls make crafts such as picture frames, bracelets, and ornaments with confidence quotes on them as sentimental gifts for the Girl Scouts.

The Kappa Delta Foundation created the Confidence Coalition to inspire women for greatness. Each year, sorority members distribute blue balloons with confidence quotes to girls on campus for their “You Make Me Smile” event. Positive messages for women are then written, including phrases such as: “You’re beautiful just the way you are,” on post-its and stuck on the bathroom mirrors around campus. This year, Kappa Delta had a Confidence Celebration on campus where sorority members painted nails using confidence decals, had a sundae bar with encouraging notes on the cups, and made small paper crafts for the Girl Scouts to spread the word about KD philanthropies.

Currently, Kappa Delta is having a coat drive for New York Cares. Donations can be made at the collection box located in the SDACA office on the 8th floor of 41 Park Row.

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