Back in May, Dante Giraldi ’17 decided he couldn’t sit by while the COVID-19 crisis was affecting so many people in the communities he loves. Dante launched an online fundraiser called #CRUSHCOVID, which would provide frontline workers with supplies and meals, benefit his beloved Gottschee Soccer Club of Queens, and help Molloy students affected by COVID-19. Dante’s hard work and outreach helped #CRUSHCOVID raise $5,445 for these three causes.
Dante recently visited Molloy to present his donation to Molloy. During his visit, Dante took the opportunity to speak with several students after school, sharing advice based on his own experiences at Molloy and in college. A portion of the funds raised through Dante’s campaign have since helped Molloy provide meals to students who have lost a parent or guardian to COVID-19, or to students whose parent(s) may have experienced loss of income. Funds have been credited to these students’ “my kids spending” lunch cards. Thank you, Dante, and everyone who generously supported the #CRUSHCOVID campaign. Your kindness has helped several Molloy students during this difficult time.
*Note: Dante is pictured with the students he spoke with during his visit. A photo with the students directly benefiting from Dante’s donation was not taken out of respect for their privacy. Pictured with Dante: Christian Rosig ’22, Olivia Sweeney ’22, Lucia Vucetic ’24 & John Wise ’22.