Local Businesses Give the Gift of Warmth to Students in Central Falls

CENTRAL FALLS – Squad Locker, an athletic uniforms and apparel provider located in Warwick, RI, recently partnered with The Children’s Workshop Foundation to donate fleece jackets, sweatshirts and athletic gear for children in Central Falls, RI.

This week, The Children’s Workshop Foundation delivered the generous gifts to the Happy Seniors at Progreso Latino for wrapping and bows. The Happy Seniors program is one of the only bilingual-bicultural programs in the state of Rhode Island for the elderly. The seniors spent the afternoon preparing the gifts for the Annual Holiday Express Dinner.  The Holiday Express Dinner is a time-honored tradition in Central Falls. Local organizations prepare and serve a free holiday feast for families and individuals in the community.

This year, children from grades eight through twelve will receive the warm clothing and apparel from Squad Locker as a special Christmas gift. The Holiday Express dinner takes place at Central Falls High School on Saturday, December 21st from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The Children’s Workshop Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and families in the community, is proud to bring these organizations together to make a difference in the lives of local students.


For more information about The Children’s Workshop Foundation, visit www.childrensworkshopfoundation.org.

Squadlocker is a national team dealer based that decorates apparel from youth leagues to universities.  Schools, teams and businesses can purchase major brands such as Under Armour, and Adidas. For more information visit www.squadlocker.com.

Progreso Latino, Inc. is a multi-service, non-profit, community based organization located in Central Falls. Their mission is to empower the Latino community by providing the knowledge, skills, training, continuum of services and opportunities for self sufficiency, human development, prosperity, and a flourishing community. For more information, visit www.progresolatino.org.