Jamestown High School senior Rishi Gupta recently held a benefit concert, which raised more than $1,100 for the Child Advocacy Program.
Gupta's piano recital was held at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, along with featured soloist Jamestown High School senior Haley Jones.
''Rishi's concert displayed his great talent; choosing to use that talent to support a cause like the Child Advocacy Program reflected his character of caring and giving, no doubt nurtured by supportive family, friends and teachers,'' said Karen Yeversky, Child Advocacy Program prevention education coordinator. ''The funds raised will be used to assist children who have been traumatized by abuse. This trauma can sometimes get in the way of a child's development, providing challenges as they try to fulfill their potential. CAP exists to bring healing and hope to these children and their families, reducing the effect of the trauma as they grow and develop. We at CAP are very thankful for Rishi's contribution to help abused children in our community.''
From left, Carey Lee, Child Advocacy Program advocacy coordinator, Jamestown High School senior Rishi Gupta and Sheryl Waterman, Child Advocacy Program manager. Gupta raised $1,100 for the Child Advocacy Program.
Gupta, who is ranked No. 4 in the Class of 2014, will attend the University of Pittsburgh to major in biology or neuroscience to pursue a career in healthcare. He has won numerous awards and honors and participated in many activities while at Jamestown High School.
''I chose CAP as my neighbor Jana McDermott works for them and I know of all the great things the organization does for local children,'' said Gupta. ''I was very happy to perform the recital to help out this important organization.''
Child Advocacy Program is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending child abuse in Chautauqua County. When abuse does occur, Child Advocacy Program coordinates a community response to bring healing, hope and justice to children and families. Child Advocacy Program is a United Way Agency. For more information about, visit capjustice.org or call 338-9844.