The Cornelia Connelly Center is a neighborhood-based, independent Catholic middle school whose mission is to give girls from low-income families an effective educational foundation. Sponsored by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, the Center is located on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Many of its students and their families have been severely impacted by Superstorm Sandy. A week after the storm passed, about half the Center’s families were still without heat or hot water, and finding affordable food in their neighborhood scarce. Nearly all the parents are hourly employees and lost wages during the blackout.
Rosemont alumna Victoria Nastri ’92 has volunteered at the Center for several years, and shared some ways to help: Make a financial gift through NYCharities (be sure to add “Sandy relief” to the memo line). Gifts will help families restock their refrigerators after being forced to discard food that spoiled during the blackout. It will also assist the Center with expenses that would have been covered by November tuition ($55 per student), which has been waived for every family to help them cope with their losses.
Donate any of the following items to the Center:
- Space heaters
- Warm jackets
- Hats and gloves
- Long underwear
- Sweatshirts (may be pre-worn if they are washed)
For more information, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations (610-527-0200 ext. 2805 or email@example.com).