Sigma Delta Tau’s Philanthropy Team has put together a Prevent Child Abuse America 5K Fundraising Kit for our chapters!
We invite SDT chapters to explore and partake in this campaign to raise money during Child Abuse Prevention month as part of PCAA’s national action campaign “Growing a Better Tomorrow for All Children, Together.” Understanding that it has been a difficult year for fundraising, the SDT Philanthropy Team wanted to help our chapters feel connected while raising money for one of our philanthropic partners.
This event is open to all friends and family to help your chapter raise money for PCAA. Everything your chapter needs—from the platform, logistics, PCAA shirts, sample social media schedule and educational posts from PCAA— is below!
CrowdChange & Campaign Logistics
Fundraising will open on April 1 midnight ET, closing on April 25 at 11:59pm ET. Each chapter has been setup with a team page on CrowdChange, with the information readily available for you to share with your sisters, friends and family to help your chapter fundraise. We ask that participants complete the 5K between April 23 – April 25 through walking, running, biking or cycling.
Registration is $10, which goes directly towards PCAA. As a bonus, chapters who have 80% of their members raise $25 or more can have this fundraiser count as their PCAA fundraiser for the year in alignment with our Standards for Chapter Achievement. To ensure donations go towards your chapter’s total, be sure to select YOUR CHAPTER’S fundraising page at the bottom of the main SDT CrowdChange page and share your chapter’s specific CrowdChange page with your sisters and chapter participants.
Register under YOUR CHAPTER’s Team Page located at the bottom of the CrowdChange home page.
While we are not requiring participants to submit the completion of their 5K, your chapter can select one of the following apps to track how participants on their team are completing their 5K commitment:
- Apple Watch/Apple Health App
- Map My Ride
- Map My Run
Now through April 25, when a PCAA 5k T-shirt is purchased through Duo Studio Designs, $5 of the purchase will go directly to Prevent Child Abuse America.
Additionally, when members use the code PCAA5K to purchase other goodies from Duo Studio Designs, you’ll receive a 10% discount off your order and 10% of their total will be donated back to the philanthropy!
Social Media & Supporting Assets
We’ve put together some photos (with credit handles!), graphics, PCAA resource posts (via our PCAA portal) and sample social media schedule for you to peruse, use and gather inspiration from. Your chapter is not required to use these resources, but are certainly welcome to! The sample social media schedule is what the National Instagram account will be following. As this event is being hosted by our SDT chapters, make sure to post and tag @sigmadeltatauhq of your chapter members participating in the 5K April 23-25 so we can feature your chapter on our story!
Headquarters Instagram Schedule
You can download Headquarters’ PCAA social media schedule to also use the educational posts on your chapter’s Instagram.
We’ve also created story templates for your use on Canva. Make sure to refer to the schedule to include the appropriate tags and hashtags!
Gallery photos coming soon! If you have PCAA photos you’d like to share, please submit them to our
Educational PCAA Resources
To help you be as successful as possible in raising awareness and engagement, impacting positive change during Child Abuse Prevention Month and promoting Digital Advocacy Day on April 21, PCAA has provided Sigma Delta Tau chapters with talking points, gifs, videos, graphics and more.
For questions regarding the fundraiser or CrowdChange page, please reach out to Amanda Foster, SDT Philanthropy Content Director, at AmandaFosterSDT@gmail.com
We encourage you to post your walk/run/bike on social media using #PCAA5K2021 to be featured on our SDT HQ account.