Four Kids for Kids: Emmet Chapey and Three Friends Raise Over 15,000 Dollars for Families in Need

By Nikolas Daly

On Saturday, May 21, Emmet Chapey ’17 and his three friends set out on a truly admirable feat, riding their bikes 30 miles to raise funds for the Feed the Children foundation.  In heroic fashion, they managed to surpass their initial goal by over $700, raising $15,700 in all.

The boys from Babylon were inspired to raise this money after seeing a notice on their parish bulletin that asked for gift cards that would be used to buy school supplies for struggling families.

Emmet Chapey ’17 and his friends received a check for $15,265 for riding their bikes to raise funds for the Feed the Children foundation.
Emmet Chapey ’17 (far l.) and his friends received a check for $15,265 for riding their bikes to raise funds for the Feed the Children foundation.

“We thought if this could happen right where we live how many more families in the United States are in similar or worse situations?” commented Emmet.

This discomforting thought sparked their commendable effort to raise money for those in need, and soon evolved into a plan to feed over 400 families right here on Long island.

The most impressive part of this charitable event was the kindness displayed by these four boys. There were no people paying them behind the scenes for their laudable efforts; they were simply moved by the sheer number of people living in poverty right here in the United States.  

This horrifying number is close to 16 million, and grows every single day. Emmet and his friends exemplify the qualities detailed by the Chaminade Man motto that Chaminade High School instills in each of its students, through not only their caring for the less fortunate, but also through their actions to do their part in easing the burden on those living in poverty.