Students in Providence, Rhode Island shivering in chilly classrooms because the windows are open due to COVID-19 precautions are getting some help from WLNE, Standard Media’s ABC affiliate there.
Students in Providence, R.I., shivering in chilly classrooms because the windows are open due to COVID-19 precautions, are getting some help from WLNE, Standard Media’s ABC affiliate there.
WLNE and the Providence Teachers Union (PTU) are partnering on Sweater-Weather Drive for Providence Kids, a sweater and hoodie drive to keep kids warm while in school.
Collection boxes for new sweaters and hoodies for boys and girls, any size, are now set up at several locations around Providence.
“Our primary job is to serve our local communities,” said Fran Gennarelli, WLNE’s interim general manager.
“So it is our pleasure to do whatever we can to help Providence children get through this difficult time. We encourage our community to participate and donate a sweater or hoodie.”
“We continue to urge the state to upgrade the air quality in Providence classrooms through improved air filters and ventilation. In the meantime, windows are open and classrooms are chilly. When kids are comfortable and not thinking about being cold, they can concentrate on learning.”
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