Local school loses $13,000 after post office never delivers checks

Local school loses tens $13,000 after post office never delivers checks

CRAFTON, Pa. — A local Catholic school has lost tens of thousands of dollars in donations because of an issue with the mail.

St. Philip Catholic School in Crafton held a fundraiser in May to help buy school supplies and help lower income students with tuition.

The school just learned the post office had 150 pieces of mail it never delivered. Inside that mail was more $13,000 in donation checks, many of them long expired.

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"People donate with the intention of it benefiting the church, not having mail sitting there," said City Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith.

The mail was sitting at the Green Tree post office but was never delivered.

A spokesperson for the USPS told Channel 11 the church did not have the needed funds for delivery in its business account. The agency spokesperson did acknowledge problems on their end, saying the church should have been notified that the funds were not there.