Child Advocacy Center Receives $10,904 Donation from Kappa Delta SororityApril 25th, 2015 by gainesvillechamber
Sorority Hosts Paintball Tournament to Benefit Child Abuse Victims
The Child Advocacy Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving abused and neglected children in Alachua County, will receive a $10,904.00 donation from the Kappa Delta Sorority- Beta Pi Chapter at the University of Florida.
The women of Kappa Delta across the nation are dedicated to benefitting numerous children’s agencies, such as Prevent Child Abuse America and local Child Advocacy Centers. In particular, Kappa Delta Sorority at the University of Florida has a long-standing partnership with the Child Advocacy Center in Gainesville. The sorority’s spring philanthropy, Shamrock, featured a paintball tournament in which other sorority and fraternity members on campus pay to participate. As a result of this event, $10,904 was raised for the Child Advocacy Center. Brittany Butler, Kappa Delta’s Vice President of Community Service said, “This is the most Kappa Delta has ever raised and we are excited to present our local Child Advocacy Center with these funds to support their work in our community.”
“The Child Advocacy Center is thrilled to accept this generous donation,” said Margot Wilder, Director of Development at the Child Advocacy Center. “We are extremely proud of and thankful for the hard work and dedication of the women of Kappa Delta – Beta Pi Chapter at the University of Florida. Year after year, their partnership and consistent philanthropic donations strengthen the Child Advocacy Center and our ability to help abused and neglected children in our community.”
In the fall of 2014, Kappa Delta hosted a dodgeball tournament and donated $6,702 to the Center. Additionally, the Children in Need Fund of Florida and the National Prevent Child Abuse America organizations have also received generous donations from Kappa Delta this year.
The Child Advocacy Center in Gainesville provides a child-friendly, safe and supportive environment for abused and neglected children. Through the Center, a team of social workers, counselors, law enforcement officers, state attorneys, victim advocates, guardians ad litem and medical professionals work together to coordinate investigations and interventions for each child abuse case.
For more information on Kappa Delta and its philanthropies, visit http://ufl.kappadelta.org/.
For more information about the Child Advocacy Center, visit www.childadvocacycentergainesville.org.