In 1989, Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity adopted National CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, as its national philanthropy. CASA volunteers are trained community volunteers who speak on behalf of abused and neglected children in the court system. For more information on this organization, visit casaforchildren.org.
Since 1989, the Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation has provided grant support to National CASA. To date, the Foundation is proud to have contributed more than $876,000 to fund National CASA’s public awareness efforts, which include educational materials, publications, and the Kappa Alpha Theta Program Director of the Year award. Gifts from individual donors, college chapters, and alumnae chapters make the Foundation’s support of the National CASA grant possible.
Each year, the Beta Psi chapter hosts a philanthropic event in support of CASA whereby all proceeds are donated to the foundation. In the Fall, we organize Theta Touchdown, a friendly flag football tournament for students at McGill to compete to raise money for CASA. In Winter 2016, we organized our renowned bake sale, Cocoa for CASA,
In the Winter 2017 we partnered up with a fraternity on campus, Zeta Psi, to raise money for their philanthropy, Project Favela. Project Favela is an education project in Brazil that aims to provide children in one of the world's poorest environments with the tools and resources necessary to not only obtain an education, but to also succeed and be recruited for premium jobs. For more information on this organization, visit www.projectfavela.com.
Together, we organized a 5K run around Mont Royal called Fools Run. All proceeds were donated to the Project Favela organization.