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Social Welfare
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The Retail Project RI LLC, a project launched through the Innovation Fellowship program at the Rhode Island Foundation, has launched its fourth retail brand, Fetcher Bay, and its fourth retail brand, Fetcher Bay, and its online store FetcherBay.com, to provide dog owners with canine camping gear. more
Providence has the fifth-highest energy burden for low-income households among 48 major U.S. metropolitan areas, according to a report released this week by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy and the Energy Efficiency for All coalition. more
The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre has won a $25,000 Shakespeare in American Communities grant to perform its Season 31 production of "The Winter's Tale" next spring for at least 10 area middle and high schools. more
“Leadership New England,” a study of nonprofits in the region, reports that two-thirds of more than 1,200 surveyed executives, or about 64 percent, plan to leave their jobs within the next five years, but the percentage in Rhode Island is closer to 83 percent. more
United Way of Rhode Island will host its “Housing For All Summit” on March 14 to identify ways to reduce housing costs in the state. more
Of the more than 203,000 calls for help to United Way 2-1-1 in Rhode Island in 2015, the United Way of Rhode Island reported 117,334 requests for food assistance – more than any previous year and a 350 percent increase over just five years ago. more
Jane R. Peach has been the co-director of the Northern Rhode Island Food Pantry in Cumberland since 2012. She has also served as treasurer. Here she discusses what makes the food pantry services unique. more
For many residents of Forand Manor, a public housing high-rise for seniors in Central Falls, there is basically one option for healthy food shopping. A Stop & Shop across the Seekonk River in Pawtucket pays for a bus every Tuesday and Friday. more
As it marks its centennial year, the Rhode Island Foundation reported Friday it awarded a record $41.5 million in grants last year to more than 1,600 nonprofits across the state. more
Meg Wirth was studying deaths related to childbirth in Indonesia when one of her colleagues, an obstetrician, died of childbirth complications at a hospital. She calls the death sobering because it highlights how easily childbirth-related … more
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