LAUNCHES Y PRINTS TO SUPPORT STUDENTS DURING DISTANCE LEARNING
[PROVIDENCE, RI, Friday, May 8, 2020]— The YMCA of Greater Providence announced Friday that print services, generously funded by the Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC., will be offered at select participating Y’s to help families with printing needs throughout distance learning.
Beginning Monday, May 11, students can submit print requests at www.YPrints.org and pick up curbside on Tuesday and Thursdays from 1-3pm at participating YMCA locations throughout Rhode Island.
“With students learning from home with limited resources, there was a significant need for paper and printing services,” said Steven G. O’Donnell, CEO, YMCA of Greater Providence. “We’re incredibly grateful to Kobi Dennis, Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the YMCA of Greater Providence, for bringing this initiative to fruition along with the charitable team at Janney Montgomery Scott who funded this much-needed resource to families during this difficult crisis,” said O’Donnell.
“I believe strongly in helping young people overcome obstacles and do whatever we can to level the playing field,” said Joseph Kettelle, Financial Advisor at Janney Montgomery Scott. “We’re extremely proud of the leadership and involvement many Janney team members continue to demonstrate on a daily basis as they engage to make a positive impact in the lives of those we serve,” www.janney.com.
The Tori Lynn Andreozzi Foundation has also stepped up to support this wonderful initiative by supplying families with additional folders, pens, and pencils along with their print request.
“We’re grateful to Cathy Andreozzi, Founder of the Tori Lynn Andreozzi Foundation for collaborating with our team on this special initiative, said O’Donnell. “Cathy has been a proud supporter of the Y for many years and is always the first to ask how she can help,” O’Donnell said.
The Y Prints initiative will support a variety of printing needs for students such as, homework assignments, book reports, coloring pages, and more! Print requests will need to be submitted 24-hours in advance of pick-up. Participating Y locations include:
Providence Youth Services
21 Peace Street
Providence, RY 02806
1225 Park Avenue
Cranston, RI 02910
Kent County YMCA
900 Centerville Road
Warwick, RI 02886
About the YMCA of Greater Providence
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility with a mission of nurturing the potential of children and families improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. The Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but also deliver, lasting personal and social change. www.ymcagreaterprovidence.org. Connect with the Y on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn.