Canisius High School community Day of Caring raises over $111,000 for tuition assistance
With unexpected financial need growing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canisius High School community stepped up to help during the school’s online Day of Caring fundraiser on May 28. Nearly 400 donors raised more than $111,000 to help the school carry out its mission and provide tuition support so that no student will have to leave school due to unforeseen financial reasons.
“That we have alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends of Canisius who came together in this way to help and care for those who are in need right now is a blessing,” said Canisius President Father David Ciancimino, SJ. “Perhaps more than ever our students are relying on this generosity, and I thank every single person who contributed to this Day of Caring effort.”
Some members of the Canisius community created videos remotely with messages of support during the Day of Caring, while others issued friendly challenges to their fellow community members to join the campaign. “Our mission at Canisius is to help our students develop their individual God-given talents for the service of others. What we witnessed during our Day of Caring is one real life example of this mission in action.”