NY Student Continuing Family Legacy

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Sorority Sisters fighting Child Abuse

Mattituck College Student Raising Funds To
Prevent Child Abuse

MATTITUCK, NY  –  Carly Doorhy, 18, who is well known on the North Fork for her work with Kait’s Angel’s, an organization formed to honor her sister, Kaitlyn’s memory through angel acts of kindness, is now continuing her family’s legacy of philanthropy while at college.

Carly, who attends Sacred Heart University, is a member of the Kappa Delta sorority, and is involved with “Shamrock the Runway,” and raising funds for its cause, Prevent Child Abuse America.

“Child abuse is a very serious issue in America that needs to be recognized and stopped immediately,” she said.

Child abuse, she said, is all too often reoccurring, and is evidenced in physical, sexual and psychological abuse.

“I believe it is highly important to recognize when a child is in danger or in need of help, which is why I rushed Kappa Delta.  Philanthropy had a huge impact on my perspective of each sorority.  Already having a great passion for kids, I felt that by helping Prevent Child Abuse America I can continue to better myself and the world around me.  Please help my Kappa Delta sisters and myself support a great cause that can change the lives of innocent children for the better,” she said.

Carly said she’s a “proud member of Kappa Delta,” an international women’s sorority with more than 230,000 initiated sisters.

An important part of our KD sisterhood is helping others, its mission says.  Prevent Child Abuse America, one Kappa Delta’s philanthropic focuses, “continues to affect our members, their friends, families and acquaintances at an astounding rate; and, as a sisterhood, we have joined together in a revitalized effort to help all children that are impacted here in the United States,” Kappa Delta says.

Carly said she’s challenged herself to raise at least $500 in contributions for the “Shamrock the Runway” fundraiser.

Kappa Delta Philanthropy Chair Caitlin Nelson has said, “Kappa Delta’s history is rooted in generosity, compassion, and commitment to our sisters and the greater good.  On top of helping to support the philanthropic causes of our fellow Panhellenic organizations, members are dedicated to raising awareness and educating others for Prevent Child Abuse America.  This issue is one we stand behind as something that affects children all over the country.  Founded in 1972 in Chicago, Prevent Child Abuse America works to promote the healthy development of children and prevent child abuse before it can occur in order to help children to grow up and contribute in their communities.”

This year, the Shamrock the Runway event will be held on Tuesday, April 11.  The goal, Nelson said, is to raise over $16,000 for PCAA this year.”

So far, Carly has raised $375 of her $500 goal.  To donate, click here.