Category: community

Call for Volunteers! Two Playground Upgrades on the East Side: Saturday July 17th!

Call for Volunteers! Two Playground Upgrades on the East Side: Saturday July 17th!

[ 4 ] July 12, 2010 |

Lippitt Park and Cabral Park, both located on the East Side are being upgraded with new play equipment this Saturday, July 17. Please join us! We love parks and playgrounds and visit them often with our children along with many of our Kidoinfo readers. And when a playground gets new equipment we all celebrate. Since […]

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Still time host a Fresh Air Child this summer!

Still time host a Fresh Air Child this summer!

[ 0 ] June 24, 2010 |

Summer vacation, that special time of year for all children, is upon us and you still have the chance to make it memorable for a child from New York City! Thanks to the many families in Rhode Island and throughout 13 Northeastern states and Canada, more than 1.7 million New York City children from low-income […]

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Kidoinfo in Providence City News

Kidoinfo in Providence City News

[ 5 ] June 10, 2010 |

This week I had the opportunity to talk with Eliza from the office of Mayor David N. Cicilline about Kidoinfo. We talked about why I started it and how Kidoinfo has become the recognized go-to spot for families in Providence (and beyond) thanks to the partnerships formed with parents and businesses in the community. Thank […]

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Take one Small Step for Wildlife: Break Old Habits

Take one Small Step for Wildlife: Break Old Habits

[ 1 ] May 5, 2010 |

By Roger Williams Park Zoo Many of us want to do our best to help the environment and wildlife, but with so many suggestions on what to do — grow your own garden, drive a hybrid car, carry recycled bags, etc. — it is easy to feel overwhelmed and find yourself doing nothing! Additionally, many of […]

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Join The Second Annual Mother’s Day Diaper Drive this May!

Join The Second Annual Mother’s Day Diaper Drive this May!

[ 0 ] May 4, 2010 |

Did you know that SNAP (Food Stamps) and WIC do not cover the cost of diapers? Diapers are a high cost basic need and families living in poverty are forced to choose between purchasing diapers for their children and purchasing food for the family.  No parent should have to make this difficult decision. The Mother’s […]

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Celebrate Earth Day 2010: Audubon invites you to unplug and take a walk!

Celebrate Earth Day 2010: Audubon invites you to unplug and take a walk!

Take to the Trails! Offers a Week-long Schedule of Free Guided Hikes to Encourage Outdoor Exploration April 17 — 25, 2010 Audubon encourages Rhode Island residents of all ages to log off the computer and electronics for a day and celebrate planet Earth by plugging into nature. The big yellow bus pulled into an Audubon […]

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Women’s Policy Issues in Rhode Island: A Gubernatorial Candidate’s Forum on May 4

Women’s Policy Issues in Rhode Island: A Gubernatorial Candidate’s Forum on May 4

[ 0 ] April 8, 2010 |

Five of Rhode Island’s six gubernatorial candidates have accepted an invitation to participate in a forum on May 4th about reinvesting in women and families. Moderate Party candidate Kenneth J. Block, Democrat Frank T. Caprio, the state’s general treasurer, Independent candidate and former U.S. Sen. Lincoln D. Chafee, Democrat and state Attorney General Patrick C. […]

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Five Ways Rhode Island Families Can Help Their Neighbors Affected By Floods

Five Ways Rhode Island Families Can Help Their Neighbors Affected By Floods

[ 2 ] April 2, 2010 |

Historic flooding provides opportunities for families to make a difference. Local family enrichment company, Familytopia, urges parents to seize this week’s flooding as an opportunity to teach their children valuable lessons about helping neighbors in need. The destruction to homes and businesses as a result of the flooding displaced hundreds of people, and ruined many […]

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Flood Disaster or Emergency Service in Rhode Island

Flood Disaster or Emergency Service in Rhode Island

[ 0 ] April 1, 2010 |

Resources to help during this time of huge flooding in Rhode Island – State of Rhode Island, Department of Transportation (RIDOT) Flooded Streets for March 2010, mashup with Google Maps and list of streets (webpage says for March, but still being updated today, on 4/1/2010) – Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) website: – FEMA […]

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Mothers Acting Up Mobilizes Women to Take Action

Mothers Acting Up Mobilizes Women to Take Action

[ 1 ] March 15, 2010 |

Mothers Acting Up (MAU) is changing the face of activism one mama at a time! MAU mobilizes mothers to act on behalf of the world’s children by providing education, inspiration, tools, and actions meant to activate the leader in every mother. MAU’s approach to activism is positive and accessible, supporting mothers in making informed personal […]

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