Help Reach Scholarship Phone-A-Thon Goal
In early March, students, parents and volunteers from Scholarship Foundation of East Providence called thousands of East Providence residents during their annual phone-a-thon. Proceeds from the event will provide scholarships for East Providence students who are entering or already enrolled in a four-year college or in vocational or technical school.
Much has happened in the world since then. “We were fortunate to have been able to initiate this fundraiser when we did,” noted Phone-a-thon Chair Louise Paiva. “The rest is up to the people of East Providence,” she added. Under current circumstances, the need for financial assistance to prepare for a career is even greater than before.
“Our goal is to raise $100,000 for scholarships this year,” she noted. Members of the volunteer scholarship organization are grateful for the initial contributions that have been received from local residents who were called during the phone-a-thon.
There is still time to help. Residents who did not receive a phone call during the phone-a-thon, but who would like to contribute, can send a check, made payable to Scholarship Foundation of East Providence, to: Scholarship Foundation of East Providence, P.O. Box 154438, Riverside, RI 02915.