Join the “Superheroes of Trash” on April 22 to clean up Providence!
The Great Checkout is a cool night out for parents—mix and mingle at the Rochambeau Library and bid on “living people” to support programming at all nine Providence Community Library (PCL) branches.
I have not actually played the Talk About Giving game. I was immediately drawn in by its message and simplicity after seeing an image of the cards shared around the internet. Finding ways to give back (big or small with our time, talent, or cash) has always been essential to me and in part, the mission of Kidoinfo. Raising kids to be community minded starts early. We can make more meaningful lasting connections around giving back when we incorporate the philosophy into our family’s everyday conversations and actions.
For those in need of a meal this Thanksgiving or Christmas holiday, here’s a list of locations with meal times. If you already have food on your table but have time to spare, volunteers are needed. Check with the individual location for details. This information was provided by Tara Townsend, Family Support Coordinator of Family Voices/Family to Family Health Information Center (RIPIN).
This is where my heart is. I recently learned about #GivingTuesday™ and love their mission: To create a national day of giving at the start of the annual holiday season. It celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations.
We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. This year we support what we hope is an annual tradition, #GivingTuesday™, the giving season’s opening day.
We feel fortunate that we survived Hurricane Sandy unscathed. Many of our friends in Rhode Island and beyond were not so fortunate. We have gathered a list of ways to help those in need after this devastating storm. Here’s a list of charities we know are doing good work in the midst of Hurricane Sandy that could still use all kinds of support—whether it’s money, foods, supplies, or even your volunteer time if you live nearby.
We strongly believe in being informed about our community (locally and beyond) and exercising our right to vote. We want to raise our kids to be conscientious citizens and care about the world around them so today we are taking the day off to vote with our kids in tow.
Current events and kids old enough to ask about history and interested in the world around them, leads to interesting dinner conversations in our house about ALL the presidents not just the ones running in the 2012 election. A trip to the library fills our house with books about past presidents with interesting facts about their pets, their running mates, the issues of the time, term lengths and new vocabulary words like electoral college, confederates, federalist, incumbent, underground railroad, and civil (when it refers to a war which my questioned how a war can be “civil”?
Side by side with food banks across the country, the Rhode Island Community Food Bank urges the public to speak out against hunger during September, Hunger Action Month.
You’ll find the Food Bank at various Farmers Markets around the state throughout September, where they will are conducting a “Paper Plate Campaign.” The public is invited to write their thoughts about the problem of hunger in Rhode Island on the back of a paper plate. These plates will be hand-delivered to local legislators, posted on Facebook or displayed at a public venue at the end of the month.