Members of North Dakota State’s chapter of Kappa Delta sought to be bailed out of “jail” this week, part of the sorority’s annual Shamrock Week.
The week aimed to raise money for local and national child abuse prevention programs last week.
Paige Schwartz, a senior studying health communication who is also Kappa Delta’s president, said there was also a GoFundMe page created for the event from which 80 percent of funds raised will be donated to the Red River Children’s Advocacy Center and 20 percent will be donated to Prevent Child Abuse America. The RRCAC provides a safe and caring environment in the event of child mistreatment.
Schwartz said she agrees with the distribution of the funds, and that previous donations have kept the RRCAC running smoothly.
Schwartz described Jail and Bail as an event during which “Kappa Deltas and NDSU students are welcome to summon others to ‘jail’ for a certain amount. You are able to increase the bail of the person you send by donating more money and the person in ‘jail’ is urged to stay and raise the amount against them.”
Schwartz said it can be “rather sad to be in the cage, but it all goes toward a good cause.”
Other events this week have included a photo contest, where entrants were placed into a drawing and drawn at random for the prize, and a taco feed.
Shamrock Week ran from Feb. 27 until Friday, though the sorority’s GoFundMe page runs through this week.
At press time, the GoFundMe page had raised $320 of an $8,000 goal.
Editor’s Note: This post has been updated to reflect accurate information as mistakes were made in this story’s original publishing. Originally this story said 80 percent of funds would go to the the Red River Valley Children’s Advocacy Center, this has been corrected as donations benefit the Red River Children’s Advocacy Center.