PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Fun and fundraising was the theme again this year at the 44th Annual Meeting Street Telethon as the event raised $1,064,405 for the school.

The set at the 44th Annual Meeting Street Telethon on January 25, 2020. (Photo: Lee Dooley / WPRI 12)

WPRI 12, Fox Providence and The CW Providence once again teamed up with Meeting StreetCardi’s Furniture and others for the telethon.

The special evening of fun and fundraising culminated with a very big check presented to the school.

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“The Meeting Street staff and families, the Cardis, all the sponsors, and of course our WPRI 12 team put together another amazing night. I am always touched by the stories that emerge from this evening and all the generosity,” said Patrick Wholey, President and General Manager of WPRI 12, FOX Providence and The CW Providence.

Families who attended the telethon could enjoy activities in the Meeting Street gym, view online auction items in person, and meet some of the Meeting Street children and their families.

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The funds raised during the telethon will benefit local families and help the organization achieve its mission of “getting the best out of every child.”

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Meeting Street describes itself as a place where infants, preschoolers, and children of all ages receive individual attention from highly trained educators.

“I’ve been involved with Meeting Street for over 25 years. Because of the students and staff, it’s truly inspiring,” Mike Montecalvo said as he wrapped up the night.

Meeting Street’s mission is to “compassionately and innovatively empower children and their families to thrive by fostering the development of the whole child.”

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WPRI 12, Fox Providence and The CW Providence are proud sponsors of the Meeting Street Telethon.