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October 06, 2017

La Roche Students to Hold Hurricane Relief Fundraiser on Thursday, Oct. 19

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 6, 2017 – This month the Marketing Club at La Roche College will host a spaghetti dinner and basket raffle fundraiser benefiting the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

The event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Zappala College Center Square on La Roche’s campus in the North Hills. The cost of dinner is $15, $10 for students and $5 for children. Raffles will include a lottery tree, a La Roche basket, a candy basket, a gift card basket and a basket for children. The fundraising goal is $5,000, and all proceeds will be donated to help Brother’s Brother ship supplies to the islands.

“I encourage the outside community to attend the fundraiser to meet our affected students and hear their stories. This will help folks understand why it is important that we come together as a community and raise funds to help those in dire need,” Marketing Club President Nikole Scappe said. “Some students from La Roche lost their homes, friends and family. We must unite and help them rebuild.”

Currently the La Roche student body includes 50 U.S. Virgin Islands students, including 28 from St. Thomas and 22 from St. Croix, and three Puerto Rican students from Guaynabo, Dorado and San Juan. The College community has held various fundraisers and prayer services, and has established the Hurricane Relief Student Aid Fund in response to the recent hurricanes in the Caribbean.

The Marketing Club also is accepting online donations.

About La Roche College: A private liberal arts college in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, La Roche College offers more than 50 undergraduate majors, six graduate degree programs and one doctoral program, with particular strengths in education, business, criminal justice, psychology, and health and medical sciences, as well as interior design and graphic design. This residential college provides a vibrant campus community for more than 1,500 men and women enjoying 30-plus student organizations and an exciting NCAA Div. III athletics program. Founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche College embraces its Catholic heritage while welcoming people of all faiths and backgrounds. With a legacy of social justice and a commitment to international exchange, La Roche College educates students to be lifelong learners and achievers in an increasingly diverse and global society.