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Survey: Teens temper financial goals

WARWICK – The top financial goal for the future for more than 60% of teenagers simply is to get a full-time job, while more...

Free tax preparation services available for Rhode Islanders

CRANSTON – Free tax-filing preparation services for Rhode Islanders with income of $55,000 or less last year is available at 24 sites serving all...

Citizens Bank antes up for needy through food bank program

PAWTUCKET – Citizens Bank, Cox Communications and the Pawtucket Red Sox partnered recently to raise $60,000 for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. The gift...
BARBARA COTTAM, head of corporate affairs for Citizens Bank, says learning the basics of financial literacy is the first step to achieving your financial goals and becoming financially secure. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Citizens to provide $1.5 million for financial literacy

PROVIDENCE – Citizens Bank is providing $1.5 million to 80 nonprofits across its geographical footprint to support financial literacy. April marks the national financial literacy...
CITIZENS BANK LEADERSHIP celebrates the donation of $200,000 to the Citizens Charitable Foundation in 2016, which was distributed to nonprofits in 2017. From left: Citizens Bank officials Brad Conner, vice chairman, consumer banking, and Don McCree, vice chairman, commercial banking, join Bruce Van Saun, Citizens chairman and CEO; Barbara Cottam, chair of Citizens Charitable Foundation; Sasha Purpura of Food for Free; and David Caprio of Children’s Friend and Service. / COURTESY CITIZENS BANK

Citizens Charitable Foundation awards $250K in grants to nonprofits

PROVIDENCE – In a late-November announcement, Citizens Charitable Foundation disclosed that it had donated grants totaling nearly $250,000 to local nonprofits in 2017. The campaign...
BARBARA COTTAM is the Rhode Island marketing executive at Citizens Bank, which has partnered with Local Initiative Support Corp. Rhode Island to provide community support programs in Central Falls and Pawtucket with $40,000 in Growing Communities grant funding. / COURTESY CITIZENS BANK

Citizens partners with LISC Rhode Island for Growing Communities initiative

PROVIDENCE – Community support programs in Central Falls and Pawtucket will be the recipients of $40,000 Growing Communities grants from Citizens Bank, the financial...
INCREASED RELIANCE: Rhode Island Community Food Bank CEO Andrew Schiff helps volunteer Yve Capella stock the shelves at The Olneyville Food Center at 261 Manton Ave., in Providence. Schiff says there is an increased reliance on emergency food pantries fed by the food bank in the summer months when free and reduced-priced school-meal services are paused, putting greater strain on low-income families to afford food. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Despite nearly 300 corporate donors, R.I.’s food bank waging uphill battle

Every Monday and Thursday Julie Guerin travels the 2 miles from her home in Cumberland to the 65-acre Historic Metcalf-Franklin Farm, where she helps...

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