The Catholic Daughters of the Americas Rome chapter recently visited students from the Upstate Cerebral Palsy Rome Tradewinds Education Center with donations of various gift cards. A reception was held so the women had an opportunity to distribute the gifts to the excited students. The Catholic Daughters of the Americas organization has been making donations to the children of Upstate Cerebral Palsy for more than a decade as a part of their guiding principles of unity and charity. According to Patti Carey, Upstate Cerebral Palsy Vice President of School Age Services, “Often a gift, no matter how small, is so appreciated and can make such a difference in our children’s lives. The opportunity to eat at a restaurant or to go shopping for themselves helps our students foster a sense of confidence and builds independence, creating wonderful moments.”
Please contact the Communications and Donor Engagement Department at (315) 927-3468 for ways to volunteer your time or to give to Upstate Cerebral Palsy. Upstate Cerebral Palsy Inc. is a multi-faceted health and human services organization that provides a broad range of supports and programs for children and adults of all abilities and their families. Upstate Cerebral Palsy Inc. supports people and creates opportunities to fulfill life choices…one person at a time, through everyday miracles.
Back row pictured left to right:
Raigan Verminski, Upstate Cerebral Palsy Program Manager; Carol Furgol, Linda Marocchi, Mary Ellen Powers, Annette Marullo, Barbara LaMonica, all Catholic Daughters of the Americas.
Middle row pictured left to right:
Brittany Findley and Jada Godbold, both Tradewinds Education Center students
Front row pictured left to right:
Caleb Smith, Mackenzie Reader and Sierra Larkin, all Tradewinds Education Center students