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Social Welfare
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The Washington Trust Co. collected approximately 10,000 pounds, or more than five tons, of peanut butter during its 14th annual Washington Trust Peanut Butter Drive to benefit the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and other food pantries across the state. more
Rhode Islanders had the largest share of residents living in poverty last year among the New England states, according to information from The Economic Progress Institute. more
A report released Thursday by gun-violence prevention group Everytown for Gun Safety found that Rhode Island is among 12 states that have reported fewer than 100 records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System designed to help keep individuals considered dangerously mentally ill from purchasing guns. more
The nonprofit Big Brothers of Rhode Island is merging with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State, effective July 1, said Big Brothers President Joseph C. Manera Jr. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State started out as a Big Sister organization in 1967 but in 2010 expanded to include boys, despite the presence of Big Brothers of Rhode Island. more
Nearly 26 percent of Rhode Islanders report near-daily use of drugs or medications that alter their mood or help them relax, according to Gallup’s latest “State of the States” series. more
The Rhode Island Foundation has selected 13 nonprofit mid-career executives for fellowships that enable them to take short sabbaticals to re-charge and energize their leadership skills. more
Clínica Esperanza/Hope Clinic has received $50,000 in grant funding from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island to support its Cheer walk-in clinic, which makes health care more accessible for Rhode Island’s uninsured. more
The Carnegie Corporation of New York has awarded a $3 million three-year grant to the Providence Public School District to create two new high schools in the city modeled on the philanthropy organization’s school-design principles. more
The Citizens Bank Foundation is awarding seven organizations and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation $100,000 to go toward improving the quality of life in Olneyville and other neighborhoods in Rhode Island. more
Hasbro Inc. released its 2013 corporate social responsibility report on Tuesday, looking at progress the toy maker has made in areas of product safety, environmental responsibility, ethical sourcing, human rights, global philanthropy and more. more
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