FAIRFIELD—The St Pius X Council 16347 of Fairfield CT recently presented a check to Helen C. Burland, Executive Director of the St Catherine Academy; a Special School in the Diocese of Bridgeport.
Since its opening in 1999, St. Catherine’s Academy has served students of all faiths who are impacted with autism, as well as intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Through a well-rounded program that combines academics with life, social, vocational, and independent living skills, St. Catherine’s Academy continues its mission of helping each student achieve their highest level of independence.
In support of St. Catherine’s dedication to their students, the St. Pius X Knights of Columbus Council # 16347 held a Tootsie Roll/Candy fundraising drive where $962 in donations were received. The check presented by the Knights represents the funds raised at the drive, which was held at the annual St Pius X Parish Festival.
Pictured left to right are Thomas Kelty, Sr., Charles Chiusano who also serves as Chairman of the Academy’s Board of Directors, Helen Burland Executive Director, Ralph Burke the Council Grand Knight and Art Wolf. The men are wearing the apron worn when conducting the drive and awarding tootsie rolls to donors.