School Children throughout New York City Help Fundraise for Calvary Hospital
School Children throughout New York City Help Fundraise for Calvary Hospital

BRONX, NY, July 2012 – Calvary Hospital announced that over the past few months, hundreds of schoolchildren in Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Westchester County have conducted successful fundraising efforts to benefit the Hospital’s programs and services.  The gifts included:

·        St. Saviour Elementary School (Brooklyn) -- $1,000

·        P.S. 205 Fiorello La Guardia  (Bronx) -- $1,000

·        Iona Grammar School (New Rochelle) -- $612.52  

St. Saviour Catholic School (Brooklyn)

Located in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn, St. Saviour serves 400 children from nursery through 8th grade.  During Catholic Schools Week this semester, the students hosted a one-day “CAPS ON” event.  For the privilege of wearing a cap of their choice, each student donated $2.00 for Calvary.  

P.S. 205 Fiorello La Guardia (Bronx)

A public elementary school located near the Bronx Zoo, P.S. 205 serves more than 1,000 children from K-5.  The students conducted a “Penny Harvest” over the course of the 2011-2012 academic years, netting an impressive $1,000 for Calvary.

The Common Cents Penny Harvest grew from one child’s desire to feed the homeless, and since 1991, children between the ages of 4 and 14 have been converting their natural compassion for others into action by collecting pennies and turning those pennies into grants for community organizations - $8.1 million in grants donated by children since 1991! P.S. 205 has participated with Penny Harvest for about 18 years now.

Iona Grammar School (New Rochelle)

For the 6th consecutive year, the students at Iona Grammar School have donated their snack money throughout the school year into the Calvary bucket.  Including this year’s gift, Iona students have raised $2,638.02 to date for the Hospital. 

Iona Grammar School is a private Catholic school of academic excellence based on the tradition of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers North America. Their mission is to provide a caring and structured environment that produces young men of Christian values through self discipline, with social awareness and a responsibility to serve others.   

Calvary Support Groups

            In addition to the Hospital’s internationally respected inpatient, home care, and home hospice services, Calvary also offers a plethora of bereavement support groups in the Bronx and Brooklyn, for adults, teens and children.  The  Hospital’s bereavement groups have supported thousands of adults and children at a very difficult time in their lives.  In the New York metropolitan area, Calvary has established itself as a resource for grieving families by offering free bereavement support groups for adults, children, and teens, as well as referrals for additional support as needed.  Calvary support groups are available to anyone who has lost a loved one, whether or not they had a connection to the Hospital.  Many are from the larger community, and have lost loved ones to illness, accident, or violence.  

Calvary Hospital is the nation’s only fully accredited acute care specialty hospital devoted exclusively to providing palliative care to adult advanced cancer patients.  A 225-bed facility with locations in the Bronx and Brooklyn, Calvary is the model for the relief of cancer pain and symptoms for more than a century.  More than 6,000 patients are cared for annually by Calvary’s inpatient, outpatient, homecare, hospice, nursing home hospice, and wound care services.  To learn more or sign up for the e-newsletter, Calvary Life, please go to www.calvaryhospital.org.


The 400 students of St. Saviour Catholic School (Park Slope, Brooklyn) raised $1,000 for Calvary Hospital with a “CAPS ON” promotion.  Pictured with students representing the nursery-8th grade school are:  Maura Lorenzen (back row), Principal of Saint Saviour Catholic Academy and Pastor, Reverend Daniel Murphy (far right).


The more than 1,000 K-5 students who attend P.S. 205 in the Bronx conducted a successful “Penny Harvest” to raise $1,000 for Calvary Hospital.  Since 1991, children between the ages of 4 and 14 have been collecting pennies to benefit various community organizations.  P.S. 205 has participated with Penny Harvest for about 18 years now. 
Pictured:  A collage of students from P.S. 205 working hard on their 2011-12 Penny Harvest fundraising effort, which benefited Calvary Hospital.


For the 6th consecutive year, the students at Iona Grammar School in New Rochelle, have donated their snack money throughout the school year into the Calvary bucket.  Including this year’s gift, Iona students have raised $2,638.02 to date for the Hospital. 
Pictured: The students who made the fundraising possible with Spanish teacher, Diane Kopta and Angela M. Valitutto, Director of Annual Giving, Calvary Hospital.

 

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