An Independence Fund Partner
Operation K.A.R.E. is on a mission to give back to the men and women who have been wounded fighting for our freedom, and improve their quality of life.
About Our Initiative
In 2016, the Zeta Phi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Order at High Point University began ‘Operation KARE’ (Knowledge, Awareness, Results, Empowerment) - a student-led initiative aimed at raising money to provide Track Chairs for wounded veterans. We were motivated by the service and sacrifice of the brave men and women who serve in uniform. Realizing that they were not much older than we were at the time, we wanted to do something tangible and meaningful for them. We have worked to grow this initiative to other Kappa Alpha Order chapters on college campuses from coast to coast, and since 2016 have raised AND donated over $500,000 to the Independence Fund to provide Track Chairs and other wellness programs for veterans around the country. To achieve this, we have built a nationwide coalition of over 1,000+ donors — individuals, businesses, and other organizations — from around the country. We hope you will join with our fraternity's expanding initiative to support the Independence Fund and our very deserving veterans.
The track-chair program is the heart of the Operation K.A.R.E. initiative through The Independence Fund. Partners will fundraise to provide a wounded veteran with an all-terrain chair through The Independence Fund's program. Following fundraising the chapters will have the opportunity to present the veteran with their chair on campus.