Bookmark and Share

April 27, 2005


Buckets of nickels will fill the gymnasium of Archbishop Carroll High School this week as students conclude a week of raising "Nickels for Neighbors." Student representatives from each of the 21 Archdiocesan high schools, 202 parish elementary schools and five Archdiocesan schools of special education schools will present the funds collected by their schools for the 2005 Catholic Charities Appeal. "Nickels for Neighbors" teaches the young people about those in our community who are less fortunate and focuses attention on Appeal Sunday - May 1, 2005.

Each school was given buckets and asked to collect nickels during the past week. Schools could choose any fund raising method, for example, dress down days or classroom competitions, to collect nickels. The Catholic Charities Appeal is partnering with Bank of America, which is sponsoring the cost of the buckets and assisting with the sorting and counting. Most Reverend Joseph McFadden, Auxiliary Bishop of Philadelphia, who oversees Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, will offer remarks and be available for interviews.

Friday, April 29, 2005
Students' Arrival 10:00 a.m.
Remarks 10:20 a.m.
Archbishop John Carroll High School - Gymnasium
211 Matson Ford Road
Radnor, Delaware County

The Catholic Charities Appeal provides human and social services to more than 250,000 men, women and children each year, regardless of their religion. All funds raised stay in the five county area of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. In 2005, the Catholic Charities Appeal will
provide food for more than 2 million meals to the hungry through the Community Food Program of Nutritional Development Services
provide a faith-filled, specialized learning environment to 338 students in the five Archdiocesan schools of special education
provide shelter and other services to homeless single women and women with children at Mercy Hospice, in Center City Philadelphia.

Donna Farrell
Director of Communications

Back to Top