The Center for Child and Family Achievement can always count on their “CCFA Angel” Christine. Pictured below is her beloved mother Jean Gianacaci,  who brought  blessings to Gregory School in time for the 5th Annual CCFA Read to Achieve Book Festival in conjunction with Fun Day which was held June 12th -14th.

CCFA Director Wanda Stansbury (Left) with Jean Gianacaci (right).

Over 200 brand  new books, 80 Summer Gift  bags filled with lots of toys, balls, jump rope, candy, sidewalk chalk and 100 delicious cookies were delivered in sponsorship of the event.

The cherished legacy of Christine continues to impact the quality of life of countless numbers of children living in poverty.  CCFA is grateful for the generous expression of love for students at the Gregory School.

In January of 2010, 22-year-old Christine Gianacaci of Hopewell Township, New Jersey, and several of her classmates from Lynn University, traveled to Haiti on a mission of hope; to help children and to feed the poor.

When a massive earthquake struck on January 12th, the Hotel Montana in Port-Au-Prince collapsed and Christine, along with three other students and two professors, were killed.

Our hearts and prayers go out to the families of all those who died that day. They each represented the qualities of kindness, caring, giving and compassion that are so desperately needed in our world today.

While these six wonderful people are gone, the love and energy they created in their lives is still very much alive.

The Christine’s Hope for Kids Foundation was created to continue the legacy and generous spirit of Christine Gianacaci, and her desire to help underprivileged children have an opportunity for a better life.

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