Kappa Alpha Theta Kites for CASA

Kasim Hardaway / Washburn Review

 

Kappa Alpha Theta hosted Kites for CASA this past Sunday, April 18th, on the Memorial Union Lawn. I spoke with Katy Malek, Director of Public Reactions, to find out what a CASA was.
 
CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate
 
“What they do is give children a voice in the court system. If there is an abused or neglected child their CASA will come in and talk on their behalf in courts if the child doesn’t feel comfortable. They just kind of look out for them and take care of them through the whole process of court and all of that.”
 – Katy Malek
 
Curios of the connection between Kappa Alpha Theta, Kites, and CASA I spoke with Erica Koepsel, Chapter President of Kappa Alpha Theta, to find out more information.
 
“Kappa Alpha Theta’s symbol is actually the kite and CASA is our national philanthropy so we thought it would be kind of fun to do two and two together. Put together a day on the park, a day on the Union Lawn, where we can fly kites and bring in that part of Kappa Alpha Theta, the kite, use any money raised through the donations to raise money for CASA. We also thought it would be great to bring CASA out into the community because we don’t do very much with them yet. We are hoping o get more and more involved besides just our philanthropy events; to be involved in it like that. So we thought bringing the two together would be a great way to build sisterhood, a great way to build a community on campus, and then just with community relationships as well”
 – Erica Koepsel
 
For more information visit casaforchildren.org.
This is Kasim Hardaway for the Washburn Review.