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WPRI-TV Raises $1 Million for Meeting Street

Topic: Community-Focused Initiatives
Posted on 2/16/2016

Media Generalís CBS affiliate WPRI-TV Providence, R.I., raised more than $1 million in its Jan. 31 telethon for Meeting Streetís educational programs. Meeting Street serves almost 5,000 children each year, many of whom have significant learning disabilities. The annual telethon attracts hundreds of guests and tens of thousands of viewers and is Meeting Streetís largest fundraiser. The telethon included special segments featuring children in Meeting Streetís programs. Seven-year-old Molly, who has cerebral palsy, hosted a significant part of the broadcast. Watch video.

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