Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI) will honor
Family Service of Rhode Island's 125th anniversary by donating staff time and
more to beautify Lower South Providence's Mary E. Fogarty Elementary School on
Friday, September 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Particularly good visuals begin at
about 10:30 a.m.)
Thirty-five BCBSRI employees, joined by staff from The Home
Depot in Providence and Family Service of Rhode Island (FSRI), will tackle six
projects that day, including:
* Building and installing four decorative trash receptacles.
* Building fencing around an unsightly dumpster at the school.
* Planting window gardens.
* Building an outdoor blackboard.
* Delivering a new Mary E. Fogarty Elementary School sign.
* Reading to students.
If it rains, the team will move some of the activities indoors
and will also paint a health room.
FSRI has a longstanding commitment to Fogarty Elementary,
launching the agency's celebrated "Walking School Bus" at the school
in 2012 to help chronically absent students get to school and providing other
social service help to the students, their families and the school.
BCBSRI has provided a $5,000 grant to purchase materials for the
Friday event and to support the Walking School Bus.
The Home Depot in Providence is assisting with project supplies,
helping volunteers use equipment and providing technical advice.
Media Invited to Cover: 199 Oxford St. Providence
About Family Service of Rhode
About FSRI: FSRI is a comprehensive non-profit social
service agency and essential part of the Rhode Island community. FSRI provides
support to children and families-from birth to adulthood-through services
focused on three general areas--physical and mental health, education, and
overall well being. Every program or service FSRI offers is geared towards
promoting healthy families and strong communities.