EXETER – Wyoming Area Catholic students, once again, took part in a fundraiser to aid the ARK Charity Fund of The Luzerne Foundation project. A special check presentation of $1,184.88 was held at WAC on Friday, May 19, and presented to Commission of Economic Opportunities (CEO).
The ARK (acts of random kindness) project showcases the power of collective giving.
Rabbi Yossi Schulman, CEO and president of Unite the World, has been working with WAC students since 2021 after he contacted Diocese of Scranton to see if the diocese would take part in a pilot program to raise money by the students to be given to a charity of the school’s choice.
Each student received a small plastic bank in the shape of an ark where students collect money for the fundraiser.
WAC chose The Commission of Economic Opportunity (CEO) as their designated charity. The charitable giving is facilitated through The Luzerne Foundation.
The CEO is a community action agency created to alleviate poverty with their offices located in Wilkes-Barre, Kingston, Hazleton and Tunkhannock.
Participating at the check presentation at the school’s auditorium in front of a full assembly was: Dave Pedri, The Luzerne Foundation; Debbie Taylor, CEO volunteer coordinator; and Rabbi Schulman, Unite the World; Eileen Rishcoff, WAC principal.
The final total from Wyoming Area Catholic students was $1,389.31.