LETTER: Give to Greenwich Catholic School’s Imagine Our Future Campaign

FI-Letter-to-the-EditorTo the Editor:

I am a 86-year-old grandmother of four. Our family worked hard like a lot of working-class families and sacrificed to send our kids to Catholic Schools for their High School education.
Both my children went to Catholic colleges as well. But, nobody would ever call us rich, materially. We are rich only in love and family unity.
We also used the local public schools when the kids were in elementary school. These schools were not considered the best, but with support from home, our kids did great.
I now see the fruit of our sacrifice. My children are not only successful in their careers, they are both successful in their marriages, devoted and caring fathers, nurturing and respectful and beloved spouses, good neighbors who are always willing to lend a helping hand, sensitive to orphans and widows, loving and kind to the elderly, charitable in their giving, prayerful in their relationship with God. If they weren’t my kids, I consider them my role models!
Sometimes it takes 50-60 years to see the fruit that you plant as a Christian, praying and praying that your children are faithful, that the choices you make as a mother and father were the right ones.
As a woman who is almost 90, I cherish that my children believe in the inherent dignity of the human person, care for the elderly, have not fallen into the trap of materialism over family. They are brave men who have defended human life.
I urge every Catholic and Christian and person who believes in school choice to call up Greenwich Catholic School today and give $100, $1,000, $100,000, the amount your heart yearns and values that your children will have a moral education. In the end, when all the trips to Disney are over, when all the kids Dinosaur-themed birthday parties have been celebrated, what do you really desire? To be close to your children and to pass your faith on to your children’s children.
Catholic education gives families school choice which is sadly needed even in the most affluent neighborhoods. There is so much misinformation out there about the human person, our mission as children of God!
Catholic schools nurture children to become not just successful people in the eyes of the world, but giving people who make a difference in the lives of everyone they meet. When you invest in a Catholic school like Greenwich Catholic you are raising a whole community of persons that view people as gifts of God not as a means to an end.
Maybe you always wanted to have more children than you did, well, donating to Greenwich Catholic School is a way for you to have spiritual children!
I am so glad we never owned a second car, took fancy vacations or tried to keep up with the Joneses. We were never the rich family but other kids always wanted to come to our house.
Instead of things, left behind in parents’ basements and garages, we chose to make the investment in a Catholic education for our boys.
Two good men…that’s priceless.
And, in the final chapter of our lives, nothing beats being surrounded by children who respect the elderly and truly love and are devoted to their parents.
Please give to Greenwich Catholic School’s Imagine Our Future Campaign:
You won’t be sorry you did.
Frances Fulgione

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