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Meeting Street Telethon TODAY – will also honor Nick Cardi

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.

Going on 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.

A special 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.

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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

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