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Social Welfare
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Family Service of Rhode Island has been awarded $499,513 through the federal Administration for Children and Families to support the “Together Forever Project,” which focuses on helping children in state care who have been waiting for an adoptive home for at least two years. more
Rhode Island ranked 19th out of all states in a national study that measured the extent of child homelessness, well-being of children, risk for family homelessness and policy response. more
Bank Rhode Island launched its annual food drive in each of its 19 branches throughout August and September, resulting in more than 40,000 pounds of food to benefit local pantries. more
The Swansea Thanksgiving 5K Run and 3K Walk raised more than $3,000 for the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, Total Fitness Clubs has announced. more
The Providence After School Alliance is the only homegrown, Rhode Island nonprofit on the S&I 100 Index compiled by the Social Impact Exchange in an effort to attract funders by offering “proof of results.” more
Gamm artistic director discusses the theater’s future. more
Tomorrow Fund motorcycle fundraiser, Jeffrey Osborne Celebrity Softball Classic and more. more
A $225,000 grant for Veteran’s Inc. from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program has been renewed. A second grant $103,666 for Homeless Female Veterans and Veterans with Families also has been awarded to the nonprofit to serve homeless women vets statewide. more
Merrill W. Sherman was recently honored with the United Way of Rhode Island’s Tocqueville Society Award in recognition of more than 15 years of generous contributions of both time and resources as a member of UWRI’s Tocqueville Society. Sherman has received recognition for both her professional and personal accomplishments, including Citizen of the Year by March of Dimes in 2007. She has served as a director for several organizations, including Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Providence & Worcester Railroad Co. and The Providence Journal Co. Sherman also helped spearhead the creation of Bank Rhode Island in 1996 and served as the president and CEO of BanCorp Rhode Island Inc. until 2012. Sherman continues to provide leadership roles for several educational, civic and philanthropic institutions and she was inducted into the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame in 2007. more
Westerly Hospital Auxiliary and the Mary C. Pucci Foundation recently awarded six $1,000 scholarships to local students who plan to pursue or advance their career in health care. more
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