The Kappa Kappa Gamma (KKG) Williamsburg Alumnae Association used the unparalleled power of sisterhood to raise money and awareness for Fear2Freedom (F2F). F2F is a global non-profit that works to redeem and restore those wounded by sexual assault and change the cultural perception of this issue.
The alumnae group recently partnered with active Kappas at the College of William & Mary to create F2F kits for rape victims. The packages include a change of clothes, toiletry kit, teddy bear, list of resources and personal note. F2F Kits are a "gift of hope" to survivors, helping to preserve their dignity and providing their most basic needs.
"Every two minutes a person is sexually assaulted in America," said Kelly Cash, KKG Williamsburg Alumnae Association President. "This statistic is quite alarming, but it empowers our group to get involved and become part of the solution to preventing sexual assault and helping its victims."
The organization was founded in 2011 by KKG alumna, Rosemary Trible, and is based in Newport News. The KKG alumnae group says they are delighted to stand by their sister's side and support this important, and local, cause.
In addition to creating care packages and kits, the KKG alumnae also raised funds through a variety of philanthropic efforts. Last week, Cash and Director Phoebe Kent presented Trible with more than $500 to benefit Fear2Freedom.
The alumnae group plans to continue their involvement with Fear2Freedom in hopes to "restore the joy" in assault victims.
About the Kappa Kappa Gamma Williamsburg Alumnae Association
The Kappa Kappa Gamma Williamsburg Alumnae Association consists of about 60 women, who are Kappa alumnae from universities across the United States. Many members of the alumnae group also serve as advisers to the active members at The College of William & Mary. The alumnae group enriches Kappa bonds through volunteering, community involvement and leadership opportunities.
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