Official Kick-Off Celebration
Archbishop Chaput officially kicked-off the 2018 Catholic Charities Appeal – 60 Years of Giving Hope to All – to our beneficiaries, donors and supporters on February 6, 2018 at Springfield Country Club. Nearly 100 guests attended the reception to learn more about the 2018 Appeal and beneficiaries. Speakers included David Ripsom, Catholic Charities Appeal Board President; Amy Stoner, Director of Community-based and Homeless Services, Catholic Social Services; and Christine Nicholl, mother of a student who attends Our Lady of Confidence Day School.
Catholic Charities Appeal Night with the 76ers
The Catholic Charities Appeal once again partnered with the Philadelphia 76ers to bring CCA Night to the Wells Fargo Center. CCA Night was held on March 29, 2018. We are happy to report that 261 tickets were sold, raising $2,290 for the Appeal!
Through your generosity, Ella from Our Lady of Confidence Day School was featured on court with her family to receive a customized Sixers jersey! Also, students from Saint Katherine Day School and Catholic Social Services Out-of-School Time Program had the opportunity to high five the players as they entered the court.
Catholic School Students for Catholic Charities Appeal
The annual Catholic School Students for Catholic Charities Appeal (CSS4CCA) Collection Celebration was held on May 15, 2018 at Cardinal O’Hara High School. We are thrilled to announce that the 2018 CSS4CCA initiative raised a record-breaking grand total of $71,701.91!
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.
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. A panel of judges voted on the best video from the contest. Holy Trinity Elementary School and Cardinal O’Hara High School each won for their category.
The 2018 CSS4CCA collection winners were Our Lady of Calvary School with a total of $4,000 raised, and Archbishop John Carroll High School with a total of $10,000 raised.
Catholic Charities Appeal Night with the Phillies
The 6th annual Catholic Charities Appeal Night with the Philadelphia Phillies was held on Monday, June 25, 2018 at Citizens Bank Park. In total, 848 tickets were sold for CCA Night raising $8,480 for the Appeal! This is a record breaking number of tickets sold for Catholic Charities Appeal Night!
The National Anthem was sung by students from the Our Lady of Calvary School Choir and the first pitch was thrown out by Tariq, a 3rd Grade student who attends the Mayfair Out-of-School-Time Program. A two-minute CCA promotional video also played prior to the start of the game.
Thank you to everyone who supported this night!
All aboard the CCA Express! On September 13, 2018, Catholic Charities Appeal Board Members and trusted partners hopped on board the CCA Express to visit several beneficiary sites. The tour included morning Mass at St. Katharine Drexel Parish, crafting with the ladies of Divine Providence Village, visiting with the children of St. Edmond’s Home for Children, and ending the day with lunch at St. Katherine Day School.
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