Bishop Tobin kicks off ‘Keep the Heat On’ at St. Cecilia’s School in Pawtucket

Providence Bishop Thomas Tobin is seen with students from St. Cecilia's School in Pawtucket, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022. (WLNE)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Providence Bishop Thomas Tobin kicked off the annual “Keep the Heat On” campaign Tuesday morning. 

Tobin was at St. Cecilia’s School in Pawtucket, where students presented him with a check of $1,250 from donations collected at the school. 

“Keep the Heat On” helps Rhode Islanders with heating and utility bills after public assistance. 

“It’s a very good program — provides assistance for those who have nowhere else to turn, so we’re very grateful we can launch it again this year here at Saint Cecilia’s School, and get the children involved. It’s a good kickoff for us, and we hope that people will be as generous this year as they have been in the past,” Tobin told ABC 6 News. 

So far, the program has contributed close to $4 million, and helped more than 16,000 Rhode Island households. 

To donate or sign up for assistance, click here. 

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