| | Advanced Search

 

NEW: North Kingstown Dems Endorse Almonte for Treasurer—The fifty-three members of the North Kingstown Democratic…

TONIGHT: Fund for Community Progress Honors GoLocalProv + ACLU—Recognizing outstanding contributions to the RI community

Deadline for newportFILM’s Ripple Effect Video Contest is Friday—Drawing attention to RI's coastline + waterways

Patriots’ 2014 Schedule Released—Patriots' 2014 Schedule Released

John Perilli: Battle Heats Up to Succeed Fox in House District 4—Keep an eye on this one...

Newport Goes Daffy with Weeklong Daffodil Celebration—Over 250,000 blooming daffodils on display

B’s Dominate Wings, Take Game 3—shut out Detroit 3-0 to take 2-1 series…

Organize + Energize: 4 Ways Getting Organized Will Save You Money—Stop wasting time and money

Dear John: Single Dad - How Do I Handle Daughter’s Adolescence?—How to support your daughter through puberty

State Report: Marijuana Tax + Bill Targets Prostitutes and Pimps—Plus increased sentences for gang crimes

 
 

BankRI Helps Meeting Street Exceed Fundraising Goal

Friday, February 08, 2013

 

Steven Parente, SVP, Director of Retail Banking, BankRI; Sara Longolucco, East Greenwich Assistant Branch Manager, BankRI; Giulianna Barsoian, Park Avenue Branch Teller Supervisor, BankRI; Stacia Bankauskas, Johnston Assistant Branch Manager, BankRI; and Julie Fossati, East Greenwich Flexible Banking Specialist, BankRI.

From the very first day that Meeting Street opened its doors in 1946, the school has been recognized as an innovative pioneer that helps children reach their full potential in life. Today, through a wide-variety of integrated educational, therapeutic, and developmental programs and services, Meeting Street serves over 3,000 children with or without disabilities and developmental delays each year.

The school held its 37th Annual Meeting Street Telethon to raise critical funds for its work – generating over $809,000 and exceeding its goal thanks to the generosity of the community. In support of the school’s life-changing efforts, Bank Rhode Island (BankRI) provided $4,000 in sponsorship.

Meeting Street: "Strengthening our state's future"

“Meeting Street is an incredible resource for the community and local families; one that’s strengthening our state’s future by empowering young people to succeed in life and fostering the development of the whole child,” said Patricia O’Donnell-Saracino, Vice President of Community Relations for BankRI. “The outpouring of generosity from the community in helping the school exceed its goal underscores the important work they do each and every day.”

While Meeting Street is known for helping children with multiple and severe challenges, the school also works with children who have minor or no delays at all. Children in the school’s programs benefit from one of the highest teacher-to-student ratios in the state and a focus on individual goals – recognizing that every child is unique in their own way.

Learning for children of all abilities 

“Our goal is to create an environment where children of all abilities learn, play, work, and live together,” said Aimee Harvey, Director of Special Events for Meeting Street. “The overwhelming success of this year’s Telethon and the continued support of BankRI will further enable us as a national leader in child development and as a resource for those families who need us most.”

In addition to providing Kindergarten through Grade 5 education at The Grace School and High School for special needs students at The Carter School, Meeting Street also offers Early Intervention, Early Head Start and Bright Futures Early Learning for children under 5-years old, along with Outpatient Therapy Programs.

 

Related Articles

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.




Write your comment...

You must be logged in to post comments.