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Best Buddies bring together student mentor, special needs youths

January 19, 2014

Hunter Hayes, of Mount St. Charles in Woonsocket, is one of the students helping out in the Best Buddies program. (Times Photo/Joseph B. Nadeau)

When Rhode Islanders begin helping out the Meeting Street School with its annual telethon on WPRI Channel 12 Jan. 25, they will be funding, in part, programs for the school’s students that build relationships with students at other schools and the community at large.

One of those programs, Best Buddies, gained the limelight for last year’s fundraiser, as it brought in over $809,000 in nonoperational support for Meeting Street, a sum the school hopes to top this year, according to Meeting Street spokeswoman Amanda Mullen.

For full story, see Monday's Times and Monday's Call, page A1.


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