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2009 Community Giving

This holiday season, many more people will feel the pinch from tough economic times. When giving time or money becomes more difficult, even a little bit can mean a lot to someone else. Although community giving can happen any time of year, the holidays provide an opportunity or a reminder for us think a little less about ourselves and more about others. And teaching our children to help others is a wonderful gift to share.

Know of a group or organization that needs help this year? Please add it to the comments below. Here is a link to the 2008 Community Giving list. Contact individual organizations to find out what they need this year.

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  • Providence Children’s Museum’s capital campaign for new exhibits and building renovations is nearing its $1.5 million goal – but needs to raise another $200,000+ to meet the Kresge Challenge and receive $150,000 from the Kresge Foundation. Gifts and pledges of all sizes will help the Museum succeed. http://www.childrenmuseum.org/PWPlayPart.asp
    Also – The Museum is collecting toys for children in foster care – bring a new toy or purchase one to donate at the Museum Store. Thank you! – Janice

  • Providence Children’s Museum’s capital campaign for new exhibits ands building renovations is nearing its $1.5 million goal – but needs to raise another $200,000+ to meet the Kresge Challenge and receive $150,000 from the Kresge Foundation. Gifts and pledges of all sizes will help the Museum succeed. http://www.childrenmuseum.org/PWPlayPart.asp
    Also – The Museum is collecting toys for children in foster care – bring a new toy or purchase one to donate at the Museum Store. Thank you! – Janice

  • 20th Annual ” C HANGE CHARITIES & CandyCane ‘Exchanges’ ”

    On the weekend of December 11th, 12th & 13th*, 2009, the JAYCEES will hold a TOLLROAD(S) at secure/safe, police-approved intersections, to ‘exchange’ cash donations for ‘CandyCanes’ as part of their 20th annual ” C HANGE C HARITIES” program. VOLUNTEERS can HELP with being Santa ELVES and giving approximately two(2) hours in shift time to solicit direct contributions, while providing candycane ‘exchanges’ with motorists at safety-protected, community- approved intersections in the Pawtuxt Valley / Arctic Village area.

    contact
    > the JAYCEES Hotline at: (401) 828-9191 or e-mail: **wwjayceeskc@aol.com * http://www.kentcountyjaycees.org

    Skills -> J ust b e c areful & h appy!

  • TOYS for TOTS & JAYCEES 2009

    Event Location: Arctic Village Business District

    November 28, 2009 – December 23, 2009
    9-5

    Come help the JAYCEES assemble and distribute boxes of toys, games and appropriate gifts from toddlers to
    teenagers as part of the Toys for Tots annual event.

    Anyone wanting to request a station for collection boxes or assist with their distribution from November 15th – December 25, can contact the JAYCEES Hotline:
    phone: (401) 828-9191
    e-mail: wwjayceeskc@aol.com
    http://www.kentcountyjaycees.org

    Contact Person: Jack Lancellotta

  • From Jack Lancellotta: JAYCEE Holiday Help Fund & Change Charities. From November 18th – December 31st, 2009, the JAYCEES will be coordinating direct donations (i.e., monetary value, gift certificates & volunteers) for their ‘HOLIDAY HELP FUND’and CHANGE CHARITIES/CandyCane Exchange Programs , dedicated to circulating in-kind and financial assistance to area wide goodwill causes along with JAYCEE-chosen charities and related community development projects.

    Donations may be sent to JAYCEE Holiday Fund

    P.O. Box 348, W. Warwick, R.I. 02893

    For more information, call (401) 828-9191 or e-mail wwjayceeskc@aol.com

  • From Gayle Hargreaves: The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center is in need of donations to fill Holiday Baskets with food and gift items for struggling families in Newport County. The Center expects to help over 200 families this year over the holiday season.

    Please contact the Center for more information about how you can help.

    (401) 848-4828
    http://www.mlkccenter.org/