About Our Philanthropy
In 1989, Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity adopted CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) as its national philanthropy. The Beta chapter’s annual philanthropy is the Little Trike Hundred. This is an adult-sized tricycle race that takes place each spring the weekend before the Little 500 bike race. It is a campus-wide event that invites teams of 4 to compete in a tricycle race. All of the money raised goes to their local CASA chapter in Bloomington.
CASA volunteers are trained community volunteers who speak on behalf of abused and neglected children in court. They research the child's background to help the court make a sound decision about the child's future. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives.
Contributions and Donations
You do not have to be a lawyer or social worker to be a volunteer. They welcome people from all walks of life. They are simply looking for people who care about children and have common sense. As a volunteer, you will be thoroughly trained and well supported by professional staff to help you through each case.