John Roccanova: Helping others through woodworking


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This classroom was constructed with cash Develop In opposition to Poverty raised
in 2014.

Some individuals are going to exit into the store and construct
one thing day by day it doesn’t matter what. John Roccanova is one in every of
these folks. He realized that his household’s wants have been lined
when it got here to his woodworking and determined to place his skills
to make use of making one thing to assist others. 

Roccanova and his spouse, Jean, have been touched by tales that they had
examine overcrowded faculties in Africa. They determined to carry
a crafts sale with the aim of sponsoring one trainer in Kenya,
to assist scale back class sizes. Since then the couple has offered
John’s woodcrafts to boost cash for instructional, agricultural,
and environmental initiatives all through the Busia district of
Kenya. They’ve additionally donated craft-sale cash to victims of the
earthquake in Haiti, and to a Kenyan pupil, to cowl her
high-school and college charges.

Every year a brand new design is featured for gross sales on the North East
Neighborhood Heart in Millerton NY and on the faculty the place he and
his spouse train. This 12 months it was The Peace Practice and was a giant
hit with consumers. This 12 months he raised one other $7,500, which is able to
go towards creating a pc lab with 12 stations within the
Igero, Kenya, faculty. Altogether they’ve raised and donated
greater than $38,000 for youngsters in third world nations.

For the upcoming 12 months, Roccanova shall be elevating cash for the
development of a constructing for Develop In opposition to Poverty – Kenya.
This may have workplace and program house for group
actions.


To achieve out to John about donating or doing one thing comparable,
e-mail him at roccanova@taconic.web.

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