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THEY’VE BIN BUSY: Katje Afonseca, right, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island, and Lamel Moore, executive director of the East Side/Mt. Hope YMCA, stand next to one of the clothing collection bins that are appearing at more nonprofits. / COURTESY BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF RHODE ISLAND

Big Brothers Big Sisters of R.I. expanding clothing collections

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island is seeking to protect the environment while forging fruitful partnerships with the state’s municipalities and nonprofits to...
HEALTHY DISTRIBUTION: Joseph DeSantis, right, CEO and president of Tri-County Community Action Agency, and Jacquelyn Lorenti, medical assistant, help distribute COVID-19 kits at the agency’s testing site in Johnston, while Medical Director Dr. Wilfredo Giordano-Perez, left, administers a COVID-19 test. The kits distributed by the group include masks, sanitizing wipes, hand sanitizer, tissues and health-related educational information. / COURTESY TRI-COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY

Tri-County Community Action Agency provides COVID testing, fuel amid pandemic

THE TRI-COUNTY Community Action Agency has been aiding those in need during the coronavirus pandemic, including hosting COVID-19 testing at its Johnston site and...
HANDOFF: Inspiring Minds, a nonprofit that works to mentor and tutor students in the Providence area, is delivering books to students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Executive Director Melissa Emidy, left, hands a box of books to Lisa Pierce. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Inspiring Minds works with local organizations to supply books to students

INSPIRING MINDS, a nonprofit organization based in Providence, took an active role during the coronavirus pandemic by providing and delivering supplies to school students...
DUAL HARMONY: Nicole O’Malley, left, is the founder and executive director of Hands in Harmony, which uses musical therapy to help individuals with complex medical conditions. Here, O’Malley works with longtime client Abigail Magiera, 21, of Coventry. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Hands in Harmony transitions to virtual platform

HANDS IN HARMONY, an organization founded in 2017 that treats patients using music therapy, has converted its operation from an in-person service to a...
WORKING TOGETHER: Margaret DeVos, right, executive director of the Southside Community Land Trust, speaks with local farmers at Urban Edge Farm in Cranston, the site of a recent infrastructure investment project by the land trust. From left: Christina Dedora, of Blue Sky Farm; Sharron D’Amore, of The Garlic Mistress; Craig Demi, SCLT director of operations; and Nayeema Eusuf, of Geek Gardens. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Southside Community Land Trust creates farmland to feed urban neighborhoods

THOUSANDS OF LOW-INCOME Rhode Islanders in urban areas are getting sustenance from the unlikeliest of places: community gardens, plots of land converted into long-term...
BUSY KITCHEN: Kevin Burton, right, a staffer in the Amos House soup kitchen in Providence, offers an apple to Kashaka Williams of Providence. Amos House President and CEO Eileen Hayes said the soup kitchen is the largest in the state and serves between 120,000 and 130,000 meals annually.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Helping hands to get people back on their feet

Since its founding in 1976, Amos House in Providence has helped individuals get off the streets and out of financial dire straits by offering...
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