Student Support Fund
As is the case in schools nationwide, the students of the Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Newark who benefit from free and reduced-cost meal programs have been disproportionately affected by the long-term closure of their schools. The cuurent situation increases the stress on these families due to the insecurity they will face in order to keep their children well-fed. Similarly, these same families will need assistance with tuition payments, since there is no guarantee of when they will be able to return to work.
Everyday, more than 3,500 free/reduced-cost breakfast and lunch meals are served to students across the Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Newark. This is an indication of the number of children from low income households enrolled in our schools.
All money raised through the Student Support Fund will be used to assist the families of the Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Newark who are unable to meet their needs due to COVID-19 pandemic. The Student Support Fund seeks to provide assistance in two ways:
· Offsetting the tuition burden of families facing income reduction and job loss due to the pandemic.
· Providing meals to students who would normally receive free or low-cost meals at school.
Please consider a tax-deductible contribution to the Student Support Fund, which will be used to conduct outreach to students and families in need. Contributions raised through this GoFundMe page will benefit only those students affected by the crisis who are currently enrolled in the Catholic schools in the archdiocese.
To designate your gift to a specific school of your choice, please send a message with the details of your gift and your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. The archdiocese will make every best effort to designate gifts per the donor’s request. If there is not a specific need at the school of your choice, your gift will instead be designated to the greater community in which that school is situated or to the greatest area of need across all school families.
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The Archdiocese of Newark
Welcome. The Archdiocese of Newark is coordinating with the team at GoFundMe to provide one online location for the faithful to support the growing needs of students and parents affected by the long-term closure of schools necessitated by the pandemic crisis.
Cardinal Tobin has waived the usual archdiocesan assessment for contributions raised through this initiative. GoFundMe does not charge a platform fee (0%). There is a 0% platform fee and only an industry-standard payment processing fee of 1.9% + $0.30 per donation. If a charity receives a donation of $100, they will net $97.80. Donors will also have the option to tip GoFundMe Charity to support their continued business.
Thank you for your generosity to your parish and to those parish communities unable to meet their critical needs alone.