Long Island - Invisible Children Awarded A Donation On Behalf Of Students At H. Frank Carey High School In This Year's Charity Champions Competition
May 24, 2012
Franklin Square, NY, May 24, 2012 - MSG Varsity and Power to Learn, along with Senator Kemp Hannon, recognized students at H. Frank Carey High School for participating in this year's Charity Champions, a program from Power to Learn that promotes volunteerism and encourages area high schools to raise funds for a charity of their choice. The school was presented with $1,000 to be donated to Invisible Children and also received $500 for the furtherance of the students' charitable activities. After opening remarks from Principal Valerie Angelillo, Senator Hannon recognized the students for their dedication to the charity and student Alexandra Kadell discussed the school's involvement with Charity Champions, their charity and their fundraising activities. The school's charity of choice - Invisible Children - is an organization that uses social action to end the use of child soldiers in Joseph Kony's rebel war and restore affected communities in East and Central Africa to peace and prosperity. The students' fundraising activities throughout the year included a Deluxe Football Event, an Invisible Children Assembly at which a documentary film about the charity was presented, a Frontline Campaign by which students could make donations online in a competitive format and an Ice Cream Fundraiser.
"I applaud the students at H. Frank Carey High School for their commitment to helping children in need. Programs such as Charity Champions empower young people to do more than just watch and enable them to help end injustice wherever it may be," said Senator Hannon. "I'd also like to thank MSG Varsity and Power to Learn for bringing this program to our school and for recognizing the efforts of these terrific young people."