Philanthropy Calendar, March 13, 2024

ATTENDEES OBSERVE a collection of bowls during the Rhode Island Community Food Bank's Empty Bowls fundraiser in 2019. The Empty Bowls fundraiser returns March 27 at the WaterFire Arts Center in Providence. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COMMUNITY FOOD BANK
ATTENDEES OBSERVE a collection of bowls during the Rhode Island Community Food Bank's Empty Bowls fundraiser in 2019. The Empty Bowls fundraiser returns March 27 at the WaterFire Arts Center in Providence. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COMMUNITY FOOD BANK

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Carrying on

McAuley Ministries will hold its Carry On fundraiser on Thursday, March 14, from 6-8 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick, 801 Greenwich Ave., Warwick. The event invites the public to support its mission to help those in need with food and supplies. Hors d’oeurves, desserts and activities will be offered at the fundraiser. Tickets cost $75 and all proceeds will support the nonprofit. For more information, visit McAuley Ministries’ website.

Making wishes

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A Wish Come True will hold its annual dinner, themed “Shamrocks and Shenanigans” on Friday, March 15, at 5:30 p.m. at the Venus De Milo, 75 Grand Army of the Republic Highway, Swansea. The event will feature dinner, dancing, raffles, silent auctions, stand-up comedy and other activities. Proceeds from this event will help kids ages 3-18 and their families who are battling life-threatening illnesses. Tickets cost $60. For more information, visit A Wish Come True’s website.

Good taste

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island will hold a pizza benefit night on Tuesday, March 26, from 5-9 p.m. at Flatbread Pizza Co., 161 Cushing St., Providence. Customers can purchase a flatbread pizza for dine-in or takeout, with a portion of the proceeds from sales to support the organization and the youth programs it offers. For more information, visit the nonprofit’s website.

Dishing goods

The Rhode Island Community Food Bank will hold its Empty Bowls fundraiser event on Wednesday, March 27, from 5:30-8 p.m. at the WaterFire Arts Center, 475 Valley St., Providence. The event is taking place for the first time since 2019 and will celebrate the state’s culinary and artistic talent. Admission includes tastings from more than 30 local restaurants and artisan-made bowls to take home. Proceeds raised will support the food bank and its operations. Tickets cost $70 for general admission and $150 for VIP admission. For more information, visit the food bank’s website.

Having a celebration

The Rhode Island School for Progressive Education will hold its Fifth Anniversary Celebration on Wednesday, March 27, from 6-9 p.m. at CIC Providence, 225 Dyer St., Providence. The fundraising event will be a tribute to RISPE’s accomplishments in creating inclusive learning environments and recognizes the people and organizations that played a significant role in the nonprofit’s work. The event will also honor individuals for their contributions to the community. Tickets cost $100. For more information, visit RISPE’s website.

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