Phone-A-Thon To Fund Scholarships
Scholarship Foundation of East Providence will sponsor its 23rd annual phone-a-thon on March 14 and 15. East Providence High School students and volunteers will be calling East Providence residents between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. on those dates. Hosting the fund raising event is Nordson EFD, Inc. of Catamore Boulevard, East Providence.
The phone-a-thon is the largest fund raiser for the volunteer scholarship group. Over the last two decades, contributions to the phone-a-thon have provided more than $1.5 million in scholarships for students living in East Providence.
Last year, the event raised $99,000 in scholarships. The goal this year is $100,000. “We truly appreciate the support of families, organizations and businesses in helping students in our city. We hope this year each can give a little extra to help achieve our goal,” noted Phone-a-thon Chairman Louise Paiva. Again this year, the Carter Fund will match, dollar for dollar, the first $45,000 in donations to the phone-a-thon.
Scholarship Foundation of East Providence administers more than 200 scholarships and book expense awards annually to East Providence residents who are entering or already enrolled in a four-year college or two-year career or technical school. Each student receives one or more scholarships totaling a minimum of $1,000.
Residents who do 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, Inc., to P.O. Box 154438, Riverside, RI 02915. Scholarship Foundation of East Providence is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization and all contributions are tax deductible.