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Social Welfare
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Farm Fresh Rhode Island is one of 20 organizations chosen by Newman’s Own Foundation to participate in its #GivingTuesday Match Challenge, which will match up to $10,000 in donations made by Nov. 29 to the Pawtucket-based organization through a CrowdRise website appeal. more
Since 2004 Karen Binder has served as the executive director of Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum and during her tenure has helped the organization raise more than $10 million for endowment and capital improvements. more
(Updated 4 p.m.) Southcoast Health announced Tuesday that its Campaign for Southcoast Health has received a $1.1 million donation for maternity care from the Robert F. Stoico/FIRSTFED Charitable Foundation. more
Crossroads Rhode Island held a ribbon cutting on Monday for its newest affordable housing development, Whitmarsh House Apartments at 528 Dexter St., that features 11 efficiency apartments for chronically homeless individuals and youth age 18-24. more
More than 33 million meals are missed by low-income Rhode Islanders each year, despite resources available to them, according to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank’s 2016 Status Report on Hunger released on Monday. more
Coastal Medical, a primary care Accountable Care Organization that treats 120,000 patients, will pilot the “Choosing Wisely” campaign in three of its 20 offices in Rhode Island to encourage more effective communications between patients and clinicians regarding appropriate test and treatment options, according to a recent Coastal Medical statement. more
The number of persons experiencing homelessness in Rhode Island on a single night in January rose by 4.4 percent over the year, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. more
Rhode Island has one of the highest obesity rates for 2- to 4-year-old participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children in the nation, according to findings released by the Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation this week. more
A senior at Central High School in Providence, Jaislene Viñas was named one of five 2016 Rhode Island Bank of America Student Leaders. more
Comprehensive domestic violence prevention agency Sojourner House will host its sixth annual Masquerade Ball at the Providence Biltmore Hotel on Friday, Nov. 18 in support of its Drop-In Resource Center and residential program. more
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