Philanthropy calendar

Posted 3/22/13

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to at least four weeks in advance of the event.


Serve Rhode Island is in need of volunteers to assist with cleanup efforts in the north shore area of Westerly’s Winneapaug Pond. During Saturdays in March and April, crews will be dispatched to the area to haul out debris that could disrupt the ecologically sensitive wildlife and salt pond shellfishing area. The debris, a result of Sandy, includes building materials, decking, rooftops and contents of demolished businesses, including unknown amounts of household detergents and other chemicals. Crews will work from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those with pick-up trucks and lawn tractors with light duty trailers are encouraged to pitch in. All debris will be transported about 200 yards from the pond’s edge to an area off of a narrow dirt path. For more information or to sign up, contact Cyndi at (401) 331-2298 or


The Rotary Youth Leaders of Rotary International District 7950 are now collecting monetary donations in an effort to purchase and package 100,000 meals for food pantries located throughout Rhode Island, southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the islands. The students hope to raise $25,000 to put toward their efforts. Those wishing to contribute can donate online at by selecting the Brewster, Mass. event. Checks can be mailed to the attention of Paul Nicol, Rotary International District 7950, 923 Winter St., Hanson, MA 02341. For more information or to participate, call (508) 617-7300 or (857) 939-3459.


Cranston Public Library Association will hold a Charity by Design fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, at Alex and Ani, 200 Chapel View Blvd., Cranston. During the event, 15 percent of all sales will go toward the Cranston Public Library’s summer reading program. Complimentary snacks and punch will be served. For more information or to RSVP, email by Friday, March 29.


Crossroads Rhode Island will host its sixth annual Women Helping Women fundraising event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, at The Biltmore Hotel, 11 Dorrance St., Providence. During this women-hosted event, guests will enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and proceeds will support the organization’s women’s shelter and its programs for women. Tickets: $100. For more information or to register, contact Pat Campellone at (401) 277-4330 or, or visit


Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island will hold the second annual Walk for Wishes from 9 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 7, at the Warwick Mall, 400 Bald Hill Road, Warwick. The walk is an indoor event and is open to participants of all ages. Funds raised will help grant wishes of local children with life-threatening medical conditions. On-site registration begins at 8 a.m. Online registration is also available. For more information, contact Paula Montgomery at (401) 781-9474 or, or visit


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will host a kick-off event for the annual Leukemia Cup Regatta at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10 at the Barrington Yacht Club, 25 Barton Ave., Barrington. Gary Jobson, an America’s Cup Winner and national chairman of regatta, will give a presentation on topics that include the history of the America’s Cup, ocean racing, and college and sport sailing. Jobson will also share some of his favorite sailing stories and video footage. During the event, information will be available for this year’s 19th annual regatta to be held June 7-8 in Newport. Tickets: $20, includes light appetizers. A cash bar will be available. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (401) 943-8888 or visit

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