August 21, 2018

Seekonk Student to Host Annual Meeting Street Telethon

Presented by Cardi’s Furniture & Mattresses. 42nd Annual Event to Be Broadcast Live on WPRI 12 and FOX Providence.

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Providence, RI – January 5, 2018 – The annual Meeting Street Telethon presented by Cardi’s Furniture & Mattresses will celebrate Meeting Street’s 71st year on Saturday, January 27 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. The annual event, which attracts hundreds of guests and tens of thousands of viewers, is the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year. The 2017 Telethon raised more than $1,130,000, a record-setting event.

The four-hour show will be broadcast live on WPRI 12 and FOX Providence and will include an inside look at Meeting Street, special segments featuring children in Meeting Street’s programs and live interviews with Meeting Street supporters, staff and families.

In keeping with tradition, the telethon will not only be hosted by WPRI 12 news anchors, but also Meeting Street students, including Seekonk resident Samantha “Sammy” Soares, an 8th grade student at The Grace School at Meeting Street. Sammy is often called The Mayor of Meeting Street. She says she loves The Grace School, and has made incredible progress in her time there. Sammy hopes to be a teacher one day and her favorite subjects are math and science.

In addition to viewing the broadcast, the general public is invited to catch the action live at Meeting Street’s Providence, RI campus. The events will feature tours of Meeting Street, hospitality from Twin Oaks and Dunkin’ Donuts, and additional children’s activities.

For more information about this year’s telethon and or make a donation, please visit http://www.meetingstreet.org/Telethon, or contact Katie Wood at events@meetingstreet.org or (401) 533-9230.

About Meeting Street
Founded in 1946, Meeting Street compassionately and innovatively empowers children and their families to thrive by fostering the development of the whole child. Meeting Street’s vision is to be a national leader in child development, education, research and training. Today, Meeting Street works with over 5,000 children and families annually through its core programs: Early Intervention, Early Head Start, Olneyville Initiative, Healthy Families America, The Early Learning Center, Southcoast Pediatric Rehabilitation Services, The Grace School, The Carter School, and The Schwartz School. For more information about Meeting Street visit www.MeetingStreet.org.

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