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The annual Telethon celebrates Meeting Street’s 73rd year today, January 25th, from 7pm to 11pm. Sponsored by Cardi’s Furniture & Mattresses, and broadcast on WPRI-12, the telethon will include segments featuring children in Meeting Street’s programs and live interviews with supporters, staff and families.
The annual event, which
attracts hundreds of guests and tens of thousands of viewers, is the
organization’s largest fundraiser of the year.
In 2019 the Telethon raised more than $1 million.
simultaneously, at Meeting Street, will be tours and hospitality from Twin Oaks
and Dunkin’ Donuts as well as chidlren’s activities. The address is
1000 Eddy Street, Providence.
recognition in honor of Nick Cardi, the eldest of the Cardi brothers, is being
planned. Nick Cardi was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2015 and died in 2019.
information on Meeting Street, go to: https://www.meetingstreet.org/About/2020-Telethon.
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 more than 7,000 children and families annually
through its core programs: Early Intervention, Early Head Start, Healthy
Families America, Early Learning Center, Pediatric Outpatient Rehabilitation
Services, The Grace School, The Carter School, and The Schwartz
School. For more information about Meeting Street visit www.MeetingStreet.org.