Meeting Street gets
bicycle donations

Friends of The Foundation for Life Inc. recently visited Meeting Street in Providence and donated a dozen bicycles and helmets to the school’s students. More

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Meeting Street gets
bicycle donations

FROM LEFT: Joseph Kotula, Ed Pelletier, Erin Foley, Nicholas DiLello, Jr., Andrew Pelletier, and Donna Ricci from Barnum Financial Group, an office of MetLife, stand with students from The Grace School at Meeting Street. Students recently received donated bicycles from the friends of Foundation for Life Inc.
Posted 12/6/13

PROVIDENCE – Friends of The Foundation for Life Inc. recently visited Meeting Street in Providence and donated a dozen bicycles and helmets to the school’s students.

The foundation is a Shelton, Conn.-based charitable organization supported by the employees of Barnum Financial Group, a Warwick office of MetLife.

Bicycles are used every day in Meeting Street’s physical education classes and also during therapy sessions. Meeting Street is an educational innovator for learners of all abilities, from infancy through young adulthood, providing personalized services to meet each individual’s unique needs and learning style through its core programs.

“Students were very excited to see new bikes in the gymnasium,” said Mary Cooper, Meeting Street physical education teacher. “No matter what their physical abilities are, they can all ride bicycles together as a class. Many of the students at Meeting Street learn how to ride bicycles here since they may not have access to bikes at home or live on busy main roads so we are truly appreciative of Barnum Financial Group’s generosity.”

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