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As school drew to a close and got busier than ever this spring, dozens of high school Crusaders dedicated their time and energy to creating successful community service projects. The Tomorrow Fund was one of the beneficiaries this year. Based at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Providence, The Tomorrow Fund provides emotional and financial support to families and children in treatment for cancer.

In May, students from Providence Academy of International Studies and Cooley Health, Science & Technology High School held a movie night fundraiser in the school library to benefit the organization. A green Tomorrow Fund wristband for $2 admission, including popcorn and a drink, got you in to see the film Avatar! Also in May, students at Woonsocket High School held a coin drive as their benefit event. They meet weekly to develop their plan, set up a table in the cafeteria with posters and information about the mission of The Tomorrow Fund, and gathered contributions from classmates and school personnel. Together, these two projects raised over $320 for The Tomorrow Fund while providing Crusaders with valuable experience in project planning and teamwork.

At left, College Crusade Advisor Catalina Gomez presents a check from her team of students at PAIS and Cooley High to Tomorrow Fund Development Director Kathy Connolly. Below, Advisor Ralph Toribio presents a check from his team at Woonsocket High to Executive Director Barbara Ducharme.

Congratulations and thanks to all the Crusaders who made these projects happen. Participating students included Lailoni Clear, Cristopher Cohober, Francisco Cruz, Carolina Gomez, Yareliz Hernandez, Kelly Lopez, Genesis Maria, Alexis Nichols, Yaranys Nunez, Marilenis Perez, and Viviana Rosa from Cooley, and Francisco Almonte, Ines Diaz, Michael Ferreras, Berly Godinez, Marvic Gomez, Heidy Henderson, Danny Hernandez, Kevin Hernandez, Gisette Mancebo, Skye Nina, Josefa Nix, Paula Noriega, Francis Pena, Niurka Quinonez, Shaniqua Robertson, Stanley Theodore, Yer Vang, Jose Vinas, and Jimmy Ware from PAIS. Participating students from Woonsocket High School included Amanda Aubuchon, Richard Bressan, Hilary Fakhry, Amber Reyes, Karyna Ruiz, Idalis Santiago, and Emely Taveras.

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