New York City - Monsignor Scanlan High School Students Raise Funds and Awareness for St. Crispin's Food Pantry to Win Grand Prize as Charity Champions
June 20, 2011
Bronx, NY, June 20, 2011 - MSG Varsity and Power to Learn, along with Congressman Joseph Crowley, recognized students at Monsignor Scanlan High School as the Grand Prize Winners for their fundraising efforts and participation in Charity Champions, a program developed by Power to Learn that promotes volunteerism and encourages area high schools to raise funds for a charity. The school was presented with $5,000 to be donated to St. Crispin's Food Pantry and $1,000 for the furtherance of the students' charitable activities.
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At the event, Congressman Crowley discussed the importance of community service and Cablevision Vice President of Education Trent Anderson spoke about the Charity Champions program. Principal Emily Padilla-Bradley introduced Charity Champions advisor Tracy Keelin who discussed the school's participation; student representatives Alexis Nicholas and Nicholas Pappas reflected on the fundraising effort and how it has impacted them individually and as a school. Representing St. Crispin's Food Pantry were Brother Crispin and Brother Luis, both of whom thanked the students for their hard work and commitment, as well as Cablevision for the recognition.
"I wish to congratulate all of the students involved with such a successful fundraising campaign. They should all be commended for their hard work and spirit of caring for others, and for being named New York City's Grand Prize Charity Champions," noted Congressman Crowley. "It is heartening to see these students embrace service to their community so enthusiastically, and serving as role models for their peers. I also applaud Cablevision for supporting charitable outreach through its Charity Champions program."
Principal Padilla-Bradley added, "We are extremely proud of each of our students involved in the Charity Champions program, and it has been rewarding to help those in need in the South Bronx. We are pleased that the generous donation from MSG Varsity and Power to Learn, along with the money raised by our students, will help St. Crispin's Food Pantry better serve our community."