BankRI reports record donations in annual Holiday Christmas Tree gift program

BANK RHODE ISLAND set a record in presents collected through its Holiday Christmas Tree giving program this year. Pictured are employees of the company’s Lincoln branch and town “helpers” with the 852 gifts collected at that branch. / COURTESY BANK RHODE ISLAND 

PROVIDENCE – Bank Rhode Island set a record in its Holiday Christmas Tree giving program this year, according to a news release.

The 5,556 gifts collected through community donations is the highest in the 25-year history of the annual donation campaign, the release stated. The six-week donation campaign asked community members to donate gifts to children in need based on wish list items displayed as Christmas tree ornaments within each branch.

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The bank’s Lincoln branch had the most gifts collected, with 852 presents, which were donated through nonprofit partner the Town of Lincoln Holiday Basket Program.


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Other partnering nonprofits that will give out the gifts on behalf of the bank include:

  • Adoption Rhode Island
  • AIDS Care Ocean State
  • Angel in Action RI
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Warwick
  • Comprehensive Community Action Program
  • Connecting for Children & Families
  • Domestic Violence Program of Crossroads Rhode Island
  • East Bay Community Action Program
  • House of Hope Community Development Corp.
  • Jonnycake Center for Hope
  • Kingstown Crossings
  • Lucy’s Hearth
  • Providence Housing Authority
  • SSTARbirth
  • Tri-County Community Action Agency

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