Ursuline students raise thousands to help children affected by Ukraine war

Some New Rochelle students did their part to provide support amid the tensions in Ukraine.

News 12 Staff

Mar 7, 2022, 11:05 AM

Updated 805 days ago

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Some New Rochelle students did their part to provide support amid the tensions in Ukraine.
Girls at the Ursuline School put on their fourth annual, student-run, charity cabaret Saturday. "They do all their own work and then they put it together in a matter of six weeks.  Meanwhile, they're going to school full-time, they do all their own programs, their own programming, they do all their own costumes. There are no adults involved in this production whatsoever, it's quite remarkable," says Rosemary Clarizio, performing arts chairperson.
Typically, the event raises funds for Sanctuary for Families, but this weekend they split donations for the Voices of Children Foundation -- a Ukraine-based organization that has been helping children affected by the war since children since 2015.
"The directors came to me on Monday to talk about what was happening in with Russia and Ukraine and they asked if we could for one of the shows raise money to help the people of Ukraine and I thought it was a beautiful idea,” says Kelly Gentry, instrumental music, faculty moderator. 
"The goal is to bring people together for a good cause and hopefully we can bring a little bit of unity to this world," says Elizabeth Riccio,  director/lead choreographer.
Altogether, the girls raised about $2,000.


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