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Local Students Support Recovery By Raising $3,000+ for CAT

Wednesday May 17, 2023

CINCINNATI, May 17, 2023 – Center for Addiction Treatment (CAT) has received a gift of over $3,000 from the 8th grade class of Immaculate Heart of Mary School to fund client graduation programming.

Three boys from the local Cincinnati school, John May, Calvin Wisniewski, and Garrett Ray, were empowered by education-based philanthropy organization Magnified Giving to select CAT for a fundraiser in support of the organization’s life saving recovery mission. After raising an initial gift of $1,000, the students were driven to expand their contribution through additional fundraising efforts and were able to present CAT with $3,397.03. This gift will be utilized to support the organization’s IOP and Continuing Care program graduations designed to uplift patients who have completed the recovery services.

“The students worked so hard to rally their school community, sharing about our work and inspiring everyone to support our mission,” says CEO Patti L. Webb, who accepted the donation for CAT’s graduations alongside former CAT graduate, Keith Woods.

The Immaculate Heart of Mary School gift’s graduation utilization will grant CAT the ability to provide graduating patients and their loved ones with ceremonies and celebrations that match the height of their achievements as they complete their programming. Any additional funding will be dispersed into the organization’s Alumni & Friends Association to provide current residential patients motivation to complete their recovery journey through social and holiday events.

“In the future, I’ll know that especially kids like me that we can make a big impact on the world,” shared student John May in a recent Spectrum News interview covering the story..

To watch or read Spectrum News’ coverage of the story, click here.

About Center for Addiction Treatment

Since 1970, Center for Addiction Treatment (CAT) has provided high-quality affordable treatment for patients with an addiction to drugs, alcohol and/or gambling. As one of the only non-hospital-based medically monitored detox facilities in the region, CAT provides individualized care through short-term residential and outpatient services, medication-assisted treatment, counseling, a continuing care program, an intensive outpatient program, a gambling treatment program, and family education services. Today, CAT has thousands of alums who are on the path to recovery and lead sober lives. For more information on treatment for alcohol, drug, or gambling addiction visit



McKenna Brooks