Baylor stands up for children

By Sanmai Gbandi

In its second annual Changing Hope and Awareness Week, Delta Kappa Delta sorority hopes to educate the community about child abuse and prevention.

CHILD, which stands for Changing Hope Into Lasting Difference, is a week dedicated to Delta Kappa Delta’s main philanthropy: child abuse prevention.

During the week, the sorority will host events to educate others in the community about what child abuse is and what can be done to prevent it. There will be events each day of this week for CHILD week.

From 5:30 to 7 p.m. today, a community service project will take place at Talitha Koum. Talitha Koum is a school for at-risk children and their families where Delta Kappa Delta regularly volunteers. This event is free to anyone who wishes to participate.

From 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Bear Park, the sorority will have a carnival for children from the Family Abuse Center and Talitha Koum. There will be prizes, games, and food. Carrollton Sophomore, Aleena Deredia, who is an executive member of Delta Kappa Delta said she is excited about the carnival.

“This is the first year we’ll have a bounce house for the children,” Deredia said. “We are very excited to see all the joyous faces of the children attending.”

From 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, they will have a fundraiser at Oso’s Frozen Yogurt. Everyone who goes in between those hours will just have to put their receipt in a box at Oso’s. All proceeds will go to the Family Abuse Center.

“CHILD week is all about dedicating our time and support to children in hopes that we can make a difference in their lives, as small or big as it may be,” Deredia said.

All students and members of the community are welcome to attend the CHILD week events.