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October 08, 2019

Words for Charity Awards La Roche Student Highest Grant

Danielle DiNatalePITTSBURGH, Oct. 8, 2019 – La Roche senior Danielle DiNatale recently received the Benevolent Quill grant from Words for Charity.

Words for Charity allows anyone to read or write for a cause by publishing or purchasing a short story. Ms. DiNatale participated as a writer, submitting “Ghost Stories” in support of Newborns in Need, a charity organized to help take care of premature, ill or impoverished newborns.

She won the highest grant award of $2,000 for raising the most monetary donations through the sale of her short story.

“I was overjoyed and proud to know that my story helped Newborns in Need,” Ms. DiNatale, a Plum resident, said. “I felt like I had contributed to an important cause and helped the world in a small way.” 

“Ghost Stories” centers around Margo, a teenager who enjoys spending time away from peers and parties. In the story Margo spends time in a cemetery reading her work aloud to the dead. During one occasion she meets an unsuspecting guest.

To read “Ghost Stories” visit

About La Roche University: A private liberal arts university in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, La Roche University offers 66 undergraduate programs of study, six master’s degrees and one doctoral degree, with particular strengths in education, business, criminal justice, psychology, and health and medical sciences as well as interior design and graphic design. This residential university provides a vibrant campus community for more than 1,400 men and women enjoying 30-plus student organizations and an exciting NCAA Div. III athletics program. Founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963, La Roche University embraces its Catholic heritage while welcoming people of all faiths and backgrounds. With a legacy of social justice and a commitment to international exchange, La Roche University educates students to be lifelong learners and achievers in an increasingly diverse and global society.