Skip to content
christiandigennaro's profile image - click for profile

Christian DiGennaro's Fundraiser:

In Memory of Adele Porcelli

Christian's Photo
Christian DiGennaro

THE STORY:

Adele Porcelli was a resident of Brooklyn, New York, for all 94 years of her life. She was born poor, and when her father, and subsequently, her step-father, both died, her Mother had to work as a house-keeper, for affluent families, to support Adele and her 4 siblings. In the 8th grade, Adele was forced to drop out of school, to help raise her infant brother, Louis. Having only heard Italian being spoken, in her house, until she was 6 -- after family -- school, and reading were the two things that she cherished the most. So when school was no longer an option, reading, and Brooklyn, became her lifelong self-education. To honor Adele's life, passion for reading, and love of Brooklyn, we ask that you kindly donate money, in her name, to Reach Out and Read of Greater New York. We picked this charity because it puts books in the hands of children, and allows them to read, and gives them the confidence and ability to face the world; just as books and reading did for Adele, for over 94 years!

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$1,300

MONEY RAISED
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Anonymous

     

  • Terence & Nicole Moriarty

    $250

  • DGC

    $250

  • Sara Kaliski

    $50

  • Sofia and Ali Dorrego

    $100

  • Kathleen and Peter Ruane

    $50

  • Michael Isaacson

    $50

  • Jackie, Jeff & Lauren Giambrone

     

  • Berman Family

    $50

  • Kieran, Kristin and Patric Hanley

    $25

  • Macdonald Family

    $200

  • Fran & Joe Fallon

    $75

  •  
  •  
  •  
 

52% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $1,300 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM

Want to help Fundraise or Volunteer for this amazing Fundraiser? Join the Team

Donor Comments

Fran & Joe  Fallon

Fran & Joe Fallon

DONATION: $75

In Memory of Adele Porcelli 3 years ago

Macdonald Family

Macdonald Family

DONATION: $200

3 years ago

Kieran, Kristin and Patric Hanley

Kieran, Kristin and Patric Hanley

DONATION: $25

What a great honor for your grandma! God bless! Xoxo 3 years ago

Berman Family

Berman Family

DONATION: $50

What a wonderful way to celebrate her life! Hugs to you all x 3 years ago

Jackie, Jeff & Lauren Giambrone

Jackie, Jeff & Lauren Giambrone

We love this idea and what a fabulous way to celebrate Aunt Adele! 3 years ago

Michael Isaacson

Michael Isaacson

DONATION: $50

In loving memory of Adele! She was loved and will be missed by the many she touched! 3 years ago

Kathleen and Peter Ruane

Kathleen and Peter Ruane

DONATION: $50

In honor of a wonderful woman and a life well-lived! 3 years ago

Sofia and Ali Dorrego

Sofia and Ali Dorrego

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Sara Kaliski

Sara Kaliski

DONATION: $50

Sorry for your loss. 3 years ago

DGC

DGC

DONATION: $250

Proud to help put books in the hands of under-privileged children...in honor of Adele Porcelli, loving mother, wife, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother. 3 years ago