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The Association of Fundraising Professionals Rhode Island Chapter will celebrate National Philanthropy Day at the Twin River Event Center on Nov. 18. The day is an annual celebration of philanthropy, and hundreds will gather to honor, recognize and applaud the work of local nonprofits, volunteers and donors for the impact they have on organizations and communities throughout Rhode Island. more
Providence Community Library was awarded a renewable, three-year $89,320 grant from the United Way of Rhode Island to support its Summer Reading in the Schoolyard program, which began July 5 and will deliver summer reading opportunities to students who do not have access to regular library services over the vacation months via its existing mobile library. 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
Kali Thomas, Brown assistant professor of health services, policy and practice, recently published a study showing that one byproduct of Meals on Wheels’ work to deliver meals to seniors is to significantly reduce loneliness. more
Tri-Town Community Action Agency recently received a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration to grow its dental programs and increase the number of patients it serves. more
Ken Rahn, pitmaster and owner of Bringeth the Meat BBQ, is headed to the grill to give back to Women & Infants Hospital. In 2016, Rahn plans to donate each quarter two percent of Bringeth the Meat BBQ’s sales to the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit. more
Rhode Island has the sixth-highest smoking costs in the nation, according to a WalletHub study released Tuesday in light of Tobacco-Free Awareness Week. more
EmcArts Inc. has selected Providence and Winston-Salem, N.C., as two pilot sites for Community Innovation Labs, a project supported by the Kresge Foundation. more
Debra Sharpe, executive director of the Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island, came to work in the nonprofit by chance. Having always been involved in volunteering, causes and community organizations, her first nonprofit job was with the American Heart Association in Illinois and Missouri as a field representative. “Today, I can’t imagine doing anything else,” she said, and when the position with the Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island came up she jumped at the opportunity. more
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