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Paddy the Penguin

Lisa Donnelly and the Central Catholic High School Vikings hosted a fundraiser that raised $8,500 for Make-A-Wish and gave young patients at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh a new Paddy the Penguin toy. Supporters could sponsor a penguin through online giving or sponsor them at one of various events Lisa Donnelly attended, including a Holiday Craft Vendor Show on November 29 at the Holiday Park VFP in Plum Borough.

  • Dana Gessler and Lisa Donnelly collect donations for Paddy the Penguin

  • Lisa sells Paddy the Penguins and teddy bears at the holiday craft vendor show.

  • Holiday craft vendor show at the Holiday Park VFP located in Plum Borough

  • Bags of penguins are brought into Children's Hospital.

  • Central Catholic students helped make the campaign a success.

  • Central Catholic High School students at Children's Hospital

  • Dana, Lisa and Central Catholic students deliver penguins and bears to Children's Hospital patients

  • A girl hugs her new Paddy the Penguin.

  • A Central student hands a penguin to a young Children's Hospital patient.

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