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April 11, 2012


Catholic School Students for Catholic Charities will host their collection celebration with
Auxiliary Bishop Michael J. Fitzgerald. With help from the Archbishop Carroll Cheerleaders, Band, Step Team and the school Choir, more than 150 students from schools throughout the Archdiocese will celebrate their hard work raising funds that will benefit Catholic Special Education.

Thursday, April 19, 2012
11:00 a.m.
Archbishop Carroll High School
211 Matson Ford Road
Radnor, PA 19087-4590

The goal of Catholic School Students for Catholic Charities is to connect and educate students with the works of the Archdiocese, emphasizing the relationship between charity and the Catholic faith.

The money raised by Catholic School Students for Catholic Charities will support the schools of Special Education in the Archdiocese: Archbishop Ryan Academy for the Deaf, Saint Lucy Day School for Children with Visual Impairments, Saint Katherine Day School and Our Lady of Confidence Day School. Students began raising money at the start of Advent and concluded during the season of Lent. They came up with creative ways to get donations such as karaoke nights, basketball shoot-offs and arts and crafts sales.

The one elementary school and the one high school from each of the five counties in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia who raised the most money will be recognized. Student leaders from each of these schools will be invited to an awards ceremony and breakfast with Auxiliary Bishop Timothy C. Senior on May 3, 2012 at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center. Students will also be given a "backstage tour" of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

The 2012 Catholic Charities Appeal officially kicked-off in February and is the single largest fundraising initiative in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. This year's goal is $10 million. Funds from the Appeal assist many programs administered by the Archdiocese, including housing and meals for the homeless, senior and family service centers, afterschool programs, community food cupboards and residential and community-based academic programs for dependent and delinquent youth, developmentally disabled and special needs children.

For more information about the Catholic Charities Appeal, please visit

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Meredith Wilson
Communications Specialist

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