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Haiti’s Child fundraiser, Part of the Oath cocktail event and more. more
More than 300 presents were collected for families at Children’s Friend by Panera Bread customers and employees during a 2013 holiday gift drive at the eatery at 43 Providence Place and 10 other Panera bakery-cafes in Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts. more
The American Lung Association will host its sixth anniversary Fight for Air Climb in Providence on Feb. 22. Climbers, including teams of firefighters, will tackle 22 floors inside the Omni Providence Hotel to raise money in the fight against lung disease. more
Restaurant Local 121 will host A Real Swell Feed on Jan. 26 from 4 to 8:30 p.m. to benefit Amos House and Crossroads Rhode Island. more
St. Vincent’s recently accepted a grant for $5,000 from the Massachusetts Bankers Association Charitable Foundation. more
Leaders at AS220 are working on a new consulting venture dubbed “Practice, Practice” that will codify and share policies and practices that have helped the nonprofit center for the arts grow. more
Michelle Novello, a program coordinator at the Providence Community Library, got wind of a $250,000 grant on reading readiness last year but had only two weeks to apply. more
Fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish, Cristina Amedeo directs the United Way’s 2-1-1 program, a free and confidential 24/7 information and referral helpline that connects Rhode Islanders from all walks of life with human- services programs to help cope with difficult times. The 2-1-1 service has handled more than 1 million requests for help since 2007, including 213,595 calls in 2013 – a new record. more
As Rhode Islanders continue to wrestle with the highest unemployment rate in the nation – 9.1 percent in December – and a sluggish economy, Capital Good Fund is marking its fifth anniversary this year by pushing forward with its idealistic mission to “create pathways out of poverty” with on-the-ground assistance through microloans, free tax preparation and financial coaching. more
Jim Ryczek, executive director of the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless, estimates that $20 million invested in preventing homelessness could put a large enough dent in the problem to save the state money in the long term. more
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