April 14, 2021

Call-From-Home Phone-A-Thon

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Members of Scholarship Foundation of East Providence announce that volunteers will be calling residents in March for donations for scholarships for local students. High school students, current and past scholarship recipients and their families, and members of the scholarship fund will take part in the annual fundraising event, held virtually this year.

“The phone-a-thon is our longest-running and most successful fundraiser,” notes Scholarship Foundation President Joseph Durand. Since the Scholarship Foundation’s other annual events were cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions, this year’s phone-a-thon is even more important. Last year, more than $108,000 was raised at the phone-a-thon. To protect volunteers, callers will not assemble at a central location as they have in the past. Instead, volunteers will make calls to residents from the safety of their own homes during the week of S unday, March 7 to Saturday, March 13.

One of the challenges of a successful phone-a-thon is residents who no longer have landlines and are using cell phones. Please consider reaching out to Scholarship Foundation of East Providence with updated contact information. Email your current information to sfofeastprovidence@yahoo.com so that current lists can be brought up to date.

Donations of any amount are appreciated. If every donor gave just $5 or $10 more, more students would be able to receive assistance. Those who do not receive a call during the phone-a-thon week and would like to participate, can send a tax-deductible contribution, payable to Scholarship Foundation of East Providence, to P.O. Box 154438, East Providence, RI 02915. Contributions of $200 or more can be awarded as a named scholarship. All funds contributed through the phone-a-thon will be awarded as scholarships in 2021.

Scholarship Foundation of East Providence is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that has been assisting East Providence students with the cost of higher education for more than half a century.

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