11/25/19

Alumnus Santa Spreads Cheer to Local Independence Mission School

By IMS Staff

 

PRESS RELEASE: [Philadelphia, PA] — For the last three years, St. Helena-Incarnation Catholic School, an Independence Mission School (IMS), in North Philadelphia has received a special visitor each December: Santa Claus! Played by Ray Cline of Libertas Consulting, LLC, Santa comes bringing more than presents – he brings hope in the form of financial support to families in one of the most impoverished and at-risk areas in the city.

Cline is an alum of Incarnation School (1994) and his mother, Celeste Ann Cline, still teaches at the now-merged Independence Mission School located at 5th and Godfrey in Olney. He credits much of his professional success to the academic foundation laid at “Inky,” and developed these yearly fundraising trips to help ease tuition burdens while bringing awareness to the plight of inner-city families struggling to ensure their children receive a quality, faith-filled education.

To date, “Santa Ray” has raised more than $7,000 for the families of St. Helena-Incarnation, and his 2019 goal is $10,000! He will be arriving to St. Helena-Incarnation on Thursday, December 12th at 11AM to greet the students and our media friends are invited to join us. For more information, or to make a donation towards Santa Ray’s Tuition Fund, go to https://www.gofundme.com/f/santaray-visits.

About Independence Mission School (IMS)
Independence Mission School provides a transformative education to children of all faiths across the city of Philadelphia through their independent network of 15 Catholic schools. Unlocking students’ potential starts with a culture of love that values and embraces each child. The promise of God’s love, shown by faculty and staff, is at the very core of the Catholic education IMS delivers. The unique combination of rigorous academics, rooted in Catholic values prepares students, from Pre-K to Grade 8, for success in high school and beyond.

About Libertas Consulting, LLC
Founded on the principle that every dollar is important for small to mid-sized businesses, Libertas Consulting LLC streamlines tech processes and increasing business efficiency through a dynamic range of client services including- but not limited to- help desk support, infrastructure support and upgrades, vendor management, low voltage wiring, secured wireless infrastructure, VoIP/PBX phone support and installations, security camera installation and hosted cloud solutions.