From health care issues to housing problems, hundreds of nonprofits serving Rhode Islanders benefited from the $18.2 million the Rhode Island Foundation has awarded during the first half of 2016, the organization announced Friday.
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Rhode Island’s median family income rose to $70,108 last year from $61,605 in 2014, but the number of children living in poverty still remains high at 40,566, or 19.4 percent, Rhode Island KIDS COUNT said this week.
The sixth annual Big Toast fundraiser to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State will take place Oct. 6 at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet. David Dadekian, owner and founder of Eat Drink Rhode Island, will return as honorary chairperson.