http://www.kempe.org Kempe Donor Spotlight: Kappa Kappa Iota Supports Abused and Neglected Children for More Than 25 Years
Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, The Kempe Foundation’s mission is
increase awareness, engage in advocacy and secure and provide more resources for
the work of The Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and
Neglect in Colorado and the nation.
The Kempe Center is a
living legacy to a brilliant researcher, teacher and prominent pediatrician, Dr.
C. Henry Kempe, who became America’s foremost pioneer in child abuse and
The Kempe Center specializes in nine innovative
programs that treat abused children (from birth to age 18), trains medical
professionals and researches new methods to prevent child abuse and neglect.
Last year Kempe treated 1,500 children and their families and trained more than
2,500 professionals across the country. From our Therapeutic Preschool, to our
mentoring program, to our Postpartum Depression Intervention Program, Kempe has
been helping children reclaim their lives for more than 40 years. For more
information visit: www.kempe.org.
Kappa Kappa Iota proudly
sponsors the foundation as its National Philanthropic Project. In the last 3
years, Kappa members have contributed nearly $10,000 to this endeavor. Donations
received from National, Local, Council, and State Conclaves, as well as
individual members, all help to improve the lives of abused children and to
prevent others from being maltreated.
OTHER PHILANTHROPIC ENDEAVORS:
While the Kempe Center is the designated National Philanthropic Project,
Kappas across the United States support a variety of additional causes in their
communities to better the lives of children everywhere. For example, members of
Alpha Conclave in OH help support a summer camp through Akron Children's
Hospital. Camp C.H.O.P.S. (Children's Hematology and Oncology Patients and
Staff) is a weekend experience for children with leukemia, sickle-cell anemia,
hemophilia, and other blood disorders.
Henry Kempe treating children at The Kempe Center in Denver (provided by The
Kempe Foundation) Children’s photo provided by the Kempe