PASH Third Grader Featured on the Rachel Ray Show for His Inspiring Community Service
Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart
Sacred Heart Goal 3 embodied as nine year old, Sandro Cunningham collected over 1,000 coats in 3 years to donate to people in need.
Princeton Academy third-grader Sandro Cunningham was honored on the Rachael Ray Show, which aired on Tuesday, March 5, for his inspiring community service. About three years ago, Sandro developed an idea to provide new or gently-used coats to those in need. He conceived of the idea after watching the news with his mother. The coverage highlighted the struggle of those less fortunate and their struggle to stay warm during the winter months. Sandro immediately wanted to help and his idea was simple. He set up a coat rack outside of the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) with the help of his father and hung donated coats for people to take if they needed it. He also left extra hangers for people to leave a coat if they wanted to donate one. Sandro's Coat Rack has collected over 1,000 donated coats over three years and this act of goodwill has not gone unnoticed. Sandro and his family have been featured on nj.com, CBSNews and most recently on the Rachael Ray Show. An exciting announcement was made on the show; Burlington Coats donated $5,000 to TASK and 1,000 new coats!
Thank you, Sandro, for inspiring your community and Princeton Academy by living Goal 3, a social awareness which impels to action!
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