UPS helps out House of Hope

Volunteers from UPS recently helped organize a room used to support an employment program to benefit House of Hope Community Development Corp. More

To continue reading this article, please do one of the following.



nonprofit

UPS helps out House of Hope

COURTESY UNITED WAY
VOLUNTEERS FROM UPS and United Way of Rhode Island gather after helping organize a sewing room used by House of Hope Community Development Corporation for their supported employment program, House of Hope Boutique.
Posted 4/18/14

WARWICK – Volunteers from UPS recently helped organize a room used to support an employment program to benefit House of Hope Community Development Corp.

House of Hope is a nonprofit organization that provides housing and services for the homeless in Rhode Island.

Volunteers spent three hours at the Fran Conway House on Jefferson Boulevard on April 10 installing shelving and organizing a fabric room that stores materials for use in House of Hope’s supported employment program, House of Hope Boutique.

United Way of Rhode Island, a statewide organization that works to connect resources that help people in need, coordinated the volunteer effort.

Each year, UPS employees support the local community as United Way of Rhode Island donors and volunteers. ServeRI, an organization that connects people to service opportunities, also helped.

Russell Clark, UPS Providence’s community coordinator, said the group was “happy to help out the House of Hope and the United Way. It allowed all of us the ability to step back and reflect how easy it is to lend a helping hand to somebody in need.”

House of Hope Boutique serves formerly homeless individuals with a six-week sewing program and culminates with a paid employment opportunity in the programs storefront gift Boutique in the Apponaug Village area of Warwick. Participants learn the craft by producing handbags, totes, and other bags as well as custom pieces. They also participate in job readiness training and gain retail experience.

“This opportunity came at the perfect time,” says Christine Foisy, associate director of external relations and fund development at House of Hope. She is also the boutique’s business manager.

“We have so much material that has been donated to us but to keep it organized has proved to be overwhelming. This team coming in here and whipping that room into shape was a huge help for us.”

Calendar
PBN Hosted
Events

Join PBN and two panels of successful female executives, business owners and entrepreneurs as we delve into what women should do to advance their careers, and become leaders in the corporate world and their own enterprises.
  • Book of Lists Party
    Save the date - January 15, 2015 for PBN's Book of Lists Party at the Providence ...
  • Best Places to Work
    Enrollment is now open for the 7th annual Best Places to Work program. Winners w ...
Advertisement
Purchase Data
Book of Lists
Lists
Book of Lists cover
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.
Data icons
Data can be purchased as single lists, in either Excel or PDF format; the entire database of the published book, in Excel format; or a printed copy of the Book of Lists.
  • Purchase an e-File of a single list
  •  
  • Purchase an e-File of the entire Book of Lists database
  •  
  • Purchase a printed copy of the Book of Lists
  •  
    National
    Local
    Latest News
    Advertisement