During April, local Kappa Delta Sorority alumnae are recognizing National Child Abuse Prevention Month by collecting “wish list” items for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Hidalgo County’s Mission location. The Center provides services to Mission area children and families affected by abuse and neglect.

One of the sorority’s official national philanthropies is Prevent Child Abuse America, an organization founded by the late Donna Stone, a Kappa Delta alumna.

“We want to strengthen our existing partnership with the Children’s Advocacy Center in Mission,” said Carol Hudsonpillar, chair of the Rio Grande Valley Kappa Delta Alumnae Chapter. “Donating much needed ‘wish list’ items will help the center provide additional support for the children they serve.”

Alumnae members are creating and furnishing a play therapy room at the CACHC Mission location. Funding for the project was through a $6,500 Kappa Delta Foundation KiDs grant. Foundation grants offer KD alumnae an opportunity to make a direct, positive impact on families and children in their communities.

Journals, coloring books, craft supplies, educational toys, toiletries and clothing are among the items alumnae members are collecting.