BankRI holiday giving campaign sends 1,400 gifts to local youths

BANK RHODE ISLAND’S Holiday Giving Tree collected 1,481 gifts for underprivileged children across the state. The bank’s branch on the East Side of Providence, pictured, provided nearly 40 gifts to help brighten the season for local kids served by the Domestic Violence Program of Crossroads Rhode Island. From left: Amber Silva, teller; Sandra Vermette, East Side branch manager; Yvonne Peal Little, personal banker; Jeffrey Elliott, assistant branch manager; Filomena Rodrigues, personal banker; Alonzo Williams, teller; Lauren Raposo, senior teller; Soontaree Macisaac, senior teller; and Sibel Vega, teller supervisor. / COURTESY BANK RHODE ISLAND
PROVIDENCE – Wrapping up its 21st annual season, the Bank Rhode Island Holiday Giving Tree program collected 1,481 gifts to distribute to local children. Throughout nearly four weeks, starting the day after Thanksgiving, each of the bank’s branches featured a giving tree in its lobby festooned with ornaments, including the name and age of a…

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