In 1989, Kappa Alpha Theta adopted National CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) as it’s official philanthropy. CASA volunteers are trained individuals in communities across the nation who speak on behalf of abused and neglected children as they endure difficult times in court. CASA volunteers research the child's background details to help the court make a sound decision about the child's future. Today, there are more than 68,000 advocates serving in more than 1,000 state and local program offices nationwide. CASA programs across the country are known by several different names, including Guardian ad Litem, Child Advocates, and Voices for Children. Since the inception of CASA advocacy, volunteers have helped more than 240,000 abused and neglected children find safe, permanent homes in which they can prosper. We have seven members of the chapter who went through a 32-hour training to become Guardian Ad Litem’s; with this position, they work with individual children to make sure they are in the safe living environments which can allow them to flourish just as other children do.
Every year, along with raising money for our national philanthropy, CASA, Theta participates in many external philanthropies. We look forward to events that sororities, fraternities, and the FSU community put on; such as Dance Marathon, Light the Night, Relay for Life, Line Dance, and Cheers for Charity, and more!
Our Philanthropy Events
Let's DΘ Brunch
In the fall we held our event Let's DΘ Brunch. The philanthropy was a massive success as our FSU community dined on everyone's favorite brunch foods. People danced, socialized, and shopped with local vendors all while raising money for our philanthropy, CASA.
CΘΘkout For CASA
Our spring philanthropy theme for this year was Cookout for CASA. Seeing our community come together to support our cause, while enjoying delicious foods and shopping with vendors, was incredible. This was another huge success in raising money for our Philanthropy!