Porto Charities supports expanded services at O'Connell

Bishop O'Connell High School in Arlington received a contribution of $20,000 from Porto Charities Oct. 27 to support its new program of expanded services for students with intellectual disabilities.

"We are extremely grateful for the support of Porto Charities," said Head of School Joseph Vorbach. "This grant helps us build a strong instructional and programmatic foundation to better serve our community both today and in the future."

Porto Charities is dedicated to assisting people with developmental or intellectual disabilities through fundraising, resources, assistance and education.

"Our goal is to ensure that every student in the diocese can have access to a quality Catholic education," said Bill Dalgetty of Porto Charities. "In the end, everyone involved in these services benefits in ways that can't be measured."

© Arlington Catholic Herald 2015