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Social Welfare
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Penguin Plunge participants race to frigid water at Roger Wheeler State Beach in Narragansett on Jan.1. Approximately 800 people participated in the 39th annual event, which raises money for Special Olympics Rhode Island. This year $75,000 was raised to benefit more than 3,000 athletes that compete year-round in more than 1,600 training opportunities and athletic competitions. The event has become one of the largest and most successful fundraising events for Special Olympics Rhode Island, raising over $2 million since inception. more
Independence Financial Partners collected more than 1,000 hats, hand warmers, gloves, gift cards and backpacks for residents of the House of Hope Community Development Corp.’s Harrington Hall Shelter. more
A new AmeriCorps program is designed to help a small number of teens better make the connection between workforce development and community service. more
The Carnegie Foundation has selected 240 colleges and universities to receive its 2015 community engagement classification, and the University of Massachusetts was one of only two systems nationwide to have all of its campuses represented. more
Capital Good Fund CEO discusses the group’s holistic approach to fighting poverty. more
Animal Rescue League cocktail event, food bank benefit at Manchester 65 and more. more
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State is kicking off a yearlong recruitment effort to pair mentors with more than 200 youth on Jan. 14. more
Applications for the ARTS Scholarships 2015 program are being accepted through Feb. 27. more
Mechanics Cooperative Bank has donated $1,000 to St. Vincent’s Home this past holiday season. Directed to the Life Skills Program for youth aged 14 to 21, the donation is intended to help make the season more special. more
Bristol County Savings Bank, through its charitable foundation, awarded grants totaling $64,450 to eight Taunton area nonprofit organizations in early January. more
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