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Social Welfare
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The 1,100-plus CVS Health MinuteClinic locations across the country will observe Valentine’s Day this year by offering free “Know Your Numbers” heart health screenings – measuring total cholesterol, HDL (good) cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and body mass index – for its customers. more
Sherilyn Brown is education director at the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, which, with the R.I. Department of Health, recently partnered to create the Arts & Health Advisory Group, which grew out of Rhode Island artists’ experiences working in the fields of health and healing. more
For years, opponents of food stamps -- or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, as it’s now called -- have claimed that the program is just a cash giveaway. more
In January, Providence College received a $50,000 gift from Col. Noel J. Doyle Jr., ’58, a 30-year Army veteran who served two tours in Vietnam, and his wife, in support of a new scholarship for veterans who attend the college’s School of Continuing Education. more
Toni Marie Roderick-Gomes has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 25 years, primarily in the Providence area. She joined the Mt. Hope Learning Center as executive director in June 2015. more
At the end of 2016, Collette sent a $25,000 gift to Stop Hunger Now’s Global Emergency Relief Fund, an organization devoted to ending hunger by 2030, and packaged 30,000 meal kits for Haitian people recovering from the lasting impact of Hurricane Matthew, which wreaked havoc on the Caribbean island in October. more
Launched in time for Valentine’s Day, the Heart of Strength bracelet is a partnership between ALEX AND ANI and (RED), an organization that helps businesses fight to end AIDS. more
When I tell people what I do, I get one of two responses. Either, "That is so inspiring!" Or, "It must be depressing to work with those families." This is addressed to the folks who believe the latter. Alexa (not her real name) is 25 today. … more
Now that President Donald Trump’s travel ban has been lifted, at least temporarily, 13 refugees who were in limbo will be able to travel to Rhode Island to make their homes here. more
A record $45 million was awarded in grants to more than 1,600 nonprofits throughout the state by the Rhode Island Foundation in 2016, according to a Wednesday statement by the organization. more
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