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VIRTUAL ACT: Brien Lang, right, and Dave Carney perform “Miss You Like Hell,” a musical adaptation of the movie “Road House,” linked via Zoom with fellow Wilbury Theatre Group cast members for a 401Gives Day online performance in 2020 at the theater in Providence. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Nonprofits turn to way to raise money

NONPROFIT Nonprofit organizations are lifelines for communities, helping those in need with food, medical services, education services and other community programs. Those organizations were critical...
RESCUES: Volunteer Bryan Houle and staff member Lexi Bouchard walk dogs while Executive Director Elizabeth Skrobisch holds new arrival Minnie at Animal Rescue Rhode Island in South Kingstown. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

401Gives Day provides needed boost for nonprofits

Unable to hold in-person events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 401Gives Day, a fundraising initiative created by the United Way of Rhode Island, took...
FORCE FOR CHANGE: Cortney Nicolato, CEO and president of United Way of Rhode Island, says opportunities for change are what keep her motivated, starting with “breaking down systemic racism and inequities and injustices in this state.” / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Nicolato brings ‘bold energy’ to leadership role at United Way of...

PBN C-SUITE 2021 AWARDS Cortney Nicolato United Way of Rhode Island CEO and president The past year has been difficult for most, but under CEO and President...
401 GIVES DAY raised $2.1 million Thursday for 420 local nonprofits.

United Way’s 401 Gives Day eclipses $2M in raised funds for...

PROVIDENCE – United Way of Rhode Island’s second annual 401 Gives Day exceeded the organization's own expectations Thursday, and all the while gave the...
THE ANNUAL 401 GIVES DAY, scheduled for April 1 and run by the United Way of Rhode Island, hopes to raise $1.5 million this year to support local nonprofits.

401 Gives Day goal is $1.5M for nonprofits on April 1

PROVIDENCE – In early March 2020, United Way of Rhode Island officials were in the final stages of planning a unique day-long event to...
LOADING UP: Ric Wild, executive director at the Good Neighbors Inc. food pantry in East Providence, loads bags of food into a vehicle while volunteer Elaine Fredrick fills boxes. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

STARVING FOR HELP: Needy flock to R.I.’s overwhelmed food pantries

IT'S COMMON for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center Executive Director Heather Hole Strout to see adults and the elderly seeking food at...

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