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Social Welfare
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If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to nonprofit@PBN.com at least four weeks in advance of the event. 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
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
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 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
The Ocean State again fell into the “building equality” category in the Human Rights Campaign’s annual index that assesses the status of state legislation affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality across the nation. 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
The Rhode Island Foundation has awarded a grant for classroom innovation to third-grade teachers here for a project that involves a student read-a-thon and donations to the local food pantry. more
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