Catholic School Students for Catholic Charities
The annual Catholic School Students for Catholic Charities Appeal (CSS4CCA) Collection Celebration was held Tuesday, May 15th at Cardinal O’Hara High School and we are thrilled to announce that the 2018 CSS4CCA initiative raised a record-breaking grand total of $60,573.05!
The CSS4CCA Collection Celebration gathered both elementary and high schools throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to celebrate the CCA and the four Schools of Special Education: Our Lady of Confidence Day School, St. Katherine Day School, St. Lucy Day School for Children with Visual Impairments and Archbishop Ryan Academy for the Deaf.
New for 2018 was a video challenge. Students were asked to create a fun, short video explaining why their school was supporting the Schools of Special Education.
Bob Kelly, Traffic Anchor, FOX 29 News, was the emcee for the event. The Collection Celebration also featured guest speakers: Auxiliary Bishop Michael J. Fitzgerald, CCA Board President, David Ripsom, and Cardinal O’Hara High School Principal, Eileen Vice. Kathleen Gould, Principal of St. Katherine Day School, also offered remarks and a heartfelt thank you to all students on behalf of the four Catholic Schools of Special Education.
A panel of judges voted on the best video from the contest, and we are pleased to announce that Holy Trinity Elementary School and Cardinal O’Hara High School each won for their category.
This year’s CSS4CCA collection winners were Our Lady of Calvary with a total of $4,000 raised, and Archbishop John Carroll High School with a total of $10,000 raised.
The CCA would like to thank all the students who participated in this year’s CSS4CCA initiative, and all those who attended the celebration. Your fundraising efforts support all four Catholic Schools of Special Education in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and we are extremely grateful for your support.