St. Pius V School Second Grader Raises Money for Healthcare Workers

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PROVIDENCE — Angelina Bianco, a second grader at St. Pius V School, combined her passion for art and love for family to raise funds for healthcare workers at Butler Hospital during her time in quarantine.

Like many others, Angelina began to feel the effects of social distancing after weeks of not seeing her family and friends. To remedy this, Angelina started to paint and draw.

Lisa Bianco, Angelina’s mother, shared that creating art has always been her daughter’s passion.

“It’s a love she has always had since she was six months old and could hold a crayon or paintbrush.”

After this first spark of creativity, Angelina began to teach live art lessons to her family and friends in a Facebook live segment called “Angelina’s Art.” As the masterpieces began to pile up, Angelina decided to sell them to raise money for local medical workers at Butler Hospital, including her cousin Johnny.

Thus far, Angelina’s Art has raised $112.00 to go towards the purchase of personal protective equipment and other protective gear.

Bianco is overjoyed by her daughter’s act of selflessness during this chaotic time.

“I wanted to thank St. Pius V School for being such a huge influence on my daughter’s values, morals and life. As we know, it does ‘take a village,’ and I am ever so thankful that St. Pius is part of our village.”