Scholarship Foundation of East Providence announces that volunteers will be calling residents in February 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 again this year.
“We appreciate the support of our community as we have had to adapt our major fundraiser,” notes Scholarship Foundation President Joseph Durand. Last year, local residents set a record, donating more than $134,000 at the virtual 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 from Wednesday, February 8 to Saturday, February 18.
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 2023. Students or adults who would like to volunteer can call Louise Paiva 401-433-3463.
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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