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Social Welfare
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The number of children in Rhode Island who are obese is leveling off or declining, according to a new report by Rhode Island Kids Count, although an urgency to address the issue remains. more
The Rhode Island Foundation’s endowment exceeds $730 million, but feeding the appetites of philanthropy is a constant exercise in relationship-building that leads to giving – an exercise two recent hires plan to help boost. more
After students at Bay View Academy Middle School in East Providence learned that toddlers residing at McAuley Village in Providence did not have “board” books to read, they recently held a book drive to benefit the children living in the two-year transitional-housing program. More than 500 books were collected for McAuley Village as a result of the initiative. more
Cofounder of Earth Science Women’s Network discusses the organization’s importance. more
Pasta for Paws, Sojourner House masquerade ball and more. more
The Providence Children’s Museum’s Water Ways exhibit is getting a makeover in time for its opening on Nov. 8. more
Jordan’s Furniture will support the Ocean State Theatre Company’s 2014-15 Family Fun Fest as a community outreach partner. more
Citizens Bank recently donated $10,000 to the Feed a Friend Food Pantry. The mobile pantry helps combat hunger throughout Newport County by offering nutrition education and flexible hours and locations for working families. more
The Gilder Foundation of New York recently made a $2 million gift to the Gilder Center for the Arts at the Wheeler School, which led to the formal naming of the complex in late October. more
Rhode Island’s homeless population has declined 14 percent since last year and 7.2 percent since 2010, according to U.S. Housing and Urban Development. more
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