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The Avon Breast Health Outreach Program has awarded a $65,000, one-year grant to YWCA Rhode Island to increase awareness of the life-saving benefits of early detection of breast cancer. The program has received funding from the crusade to support its work for 22 consecutive years. more
Meeting Street raised more than $1 million at an annual telethon that coincided with celebration of its 70th year in fostering child development, education, research and training. Held Jan. 30 and broadcast by WPRI 12, the record-breaking four-hour telethon surpassed last year’s event by more than $215,000, reaching a total of $1,078,520. more
Practicing attorney Wendy Taylor has been the executive director of the West Place Animal Sanctuary in Tiverton since 2008. An aspiring author, she also has been a sitting member of her town’s Zoning Board of Review since 2010. Here she discusses the nonprofit’s direction and challenges. more
Race to Erase MS will honor Carolyn Rafaelian, founder, CEO and chief creative officer of accessories brand Alex and Ani, with its 2016 Medal of Hope Award at the 23rd annual Race to Erase MS gala on April 15. more
Old Colony Habitat for Humanity, which serves Bristol and Norfolk counties, will open a new ReStore site at 9 Washington St., Attleboro. The opening is scheduled for Feb. 20. more
The Pulitzer Prize Board has awarded $45,739 to the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities for a program called “What is the 21st Century Essay?” more
(Updated, 4:43 p.m.) Mayor Jorge O. Elorza is seeking state help in collecting more taxes from the city’s largest nonprofits, specifically from “non-mission essential” properties, which could include parking lots that generate revenue or sites leased to businesses. more
The Westwood YMCA, a branch of the YMCA of Pawtucket Inc., has received a $300,000 grant from The Champlin Foundations to help fund repairs to the Quidnick Reservoir dam at Camp Westwood. more
(Updated 10:57 a.m.) The van Beuren Charitable Foundation awarded 72 grants totaling $4.5 million in 2015 to improve the quality of life and place in Newport County. more
Mary Flynn, a research dietician at The Miriam Hospital, talks with Providence Business News about the results of research she did in collaboration with The Rhode Island Community Food Bank that demonstrates the health benefits of an economical, plant-based, extra-virgin olive oil diet. more
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