May 5, 2014

Catholic School Students For Catholic Charities To Host Collection Celebration

Catholic School Students for Catholic Charities will host a collection celebration with Bishop Michael J. Fitzgerald, who oversees Catholic education in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. More than 100 students from schools throughout the Archdiocese will celebrate their hard work raising funds to benefit the schools of special education in the Archdiocese.

Monday, May 12, 2014
11:00 a.m.
Archbishop Carroll High School
211 Matson Ford Road
Radnor, PA 19087

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 came up with creative ways to get donations such as dress down days, a kickball tournament, arts and crafts sales and an Easter basket raffle. The one elementary school and the one high school from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia that raised the most money will be recognized at this annual event.

The 2014 Catholic Charities Appeal, officially launched in January, is the single largest annual 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 215-587-5650 or visit

Stephanie Brophy
Associate Director of Communications