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From the time he was in middle school through his undergraduate years at Providence College, Richard Voccio worked for his father and three uncles in the costume jewelry manufacturing business. The business, Torino Creations, started small in the early 1960s and quickly grew into a multimillion dollar operation. Along the way his father and uncles demonstrated the importance of a strong work ethic. more
On March 8, Hasbro Children’s Hospital’s Monopoly Ball packed the R.I. Convention Center with 1,100 supporters, the largest crowd ever to attend the hospital’s annual fundraising gala. The event celebrated the 20th anniversary of the hospital’s opening in 1994 and raised $1.4 million to support its critical programs, including those in the Child Life Services department, which provides pediatric patients and their families with a sense of normalcy during hospitalization. more
Fla Lewis, the principal of Weybosset Research and Management in Providence, is donating about $22,000 a year for two years to one of five scholarship-granting organizations, and getting a 90 percent tax credit for the gift. more
Panera fundraising campaign for Children’s Friend, a recreation of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and more. more
United Way of Rhode Island is seeking applicants for funding for its Merger and Shared Services Fund. more
Amos House President and CEO Eileen Hayes this week kicked off the public phase of a $6 million capital campaign to build a new, three-level community center. more
WJAR-TV NBC 10 news anchor and reporter Mario Hilario is serving as chairman for the AIDS Project Rhode Island’s Dining Out for Life fundraiser. more
Modeled on a traditional library, a human library consists of “human books” – real people who have volunteered to tell their personal stories and to answer questions about life experiences. more
Trudy Rawles, Bank Rhode Island employee and cancer survivor, was recently presented with a ceremonial game ball as part of the eighth annual URI Pink Out event supporting the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation. more
At 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday mornings, Citizens Bank Equity Analyst Gail Gavin is in the cafeteria at Winman Junior High School in Warwick having a morning snack and chatting about homework or clothes or maybe boys with three 8th grade girls. Some mornings they play games. It looks like, and is, a casual get-together – but it’s also much more. more
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