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April 25, 2013


Catholic School Students for Catholic Charities will host a 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 to benefit the schools of special education in the Archdiocese.

Thursday, April 25, 2013
11:00 a.m.
Archbishop Carroll High School
211 Matson Ford Road
Radnor, PA 19087-4590

Catholic School Students for Catholic Charities connects and educates 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 the Archdiocese of Philadelphia that raised the most money will be recognized. Student leaders from each of these schools will be invited to an awards ceremony and breakfast at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center, where they will later be given a tour of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.

The 2013 Catholic Charities Appeal, which was officially launched in February, is the single largest fundraising initiative in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. 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.

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Editor's Note: For more information about The Catholic Charities Appeal please contact 215-587-3651 or visit

Kenneth A. Gavin
Director of Communications

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