Students help families 'Keep the Heat on'


As part of Catholic Schools Week, students at St. Cecilia’s School raised $314 for Bishop Thomas J. Tobin’s “Keep the Heat On” program.

Since 2005, “Keep the Heat On” has provided households that have exhausted all other forms of public and private assistance with emergency oil shipments and utility payments through the winter months.

The program has assisted more than 750 households and distributed close to $220,000 in heating assistance during the 2017-2018 season alone.

If you would like to help local families this winter, please send tax-deductible donations to: “Keep the Heat On,” One Cathedral Square, Providence, RI, 02903. A text donation of $10 can also be made by texting the word HEAT to 27722 or a $25 donation by texting the word HEATRI to 27722. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please visit the website at or call 401-421-7833 for more information.