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Washington Trust honors employees with $6K in contributions to local nonprofits

WESTERLY – The Washington Trust Co. recently recognized six employees for their exceptional leadership, teamwork and community service during the company’s annual Employee Fest,...
WORTH IT? Lisa Roth Blackman, chief philanthropy officer at Rhode Island Community Food Bank, says the nonprofit had hoped that cryptocurrency might be a useful way for some to make donations, but it hasn’t worked out that way.
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Crypto hasn’t lived up to promise for R.I. nonprofits

In 2022, the Rhode Island Community Food Bank ­announced it would start ­accepting donations of crypto­currency, joining a small group of local nonprofits seeking...
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS of Rhode Island will hold its Bowl for Kids' Sake event on May 4 at Lang's Bowlarama Inc. in Cranston. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE

Philanthropy Calendar, March 27, 2024

Click here for the Sept. 27, 2022 issue of the Philanthropy Calendar.

Washington Trust kicks off 24th annual Peanut Butter Drive

WESTERLY – The Washington Trust Co. has kicked off its 24th annual Peanut Butter Drive and will collect jars of peanut butter at the...
CONGRESSIONAL UPDATE: U.S. Rep. Jake Auchincloss, 
D-Mass., will be the guest speaker at One SouthCoast Chamber of Commerce’s Congressional ­Luncheon on March 26 at Fall River Country Club.
COURTESY ONE ­SOUTHCOAST 
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Editor’s Choice: U.S. Rep. Auchincloss to speak to One SouthCoast Chamber

EDITOR’S CHOICE U.S. Rep. Auchincloss to speakto One SouthCoast Chamber ONE SOUTHCOAST CHAMBER of Commerce will hold a congressional luncheon, hosted by the Fall River...
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

Philanthropy Calendar, March 13, 2024

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ATTENDEES HOLD PORTRAITS at a recent Rhode Island Vegan Awareness painting fundraising event. The organization will hold a Paint & Sip Fundraiser on Feb. 24 at Plant City in Providence. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND VEGAN AWARENESS

Philanthropy Calendar, Feb. 28, 2024

Click here for the Sept. 27, 2022 issue of the Philanthropy Calendar.

De Los Santos named Blue Cross 2023 BlueAngel of the Year

PROVIDENCE – Doris De Los Santos, director of supplier diversity at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island, has been named the company’s...
OLNEYVILLE NEW YORK SYSTEM INC.'S sign auction raised $27,092 in support of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. / COURTESY OLNEYVILLE NEW YORK SYSTEM INC.

Olneyville New York System’s sign auction raises $27K for R.I. food...

PROVIDENCE – When he decided to put the restaurant’s historic 1954 neon sign up for auction to support the Rhode Island Community Food Bank,...
MEAL TIME: ­Students at Nathanael Greene Middle School in Providence eat lunch in the school’s cafeteria.  Providence Public School District schools have offered breakfast and lunch at no charge since 2019 under the federal Community Eligibility Provision. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Governor’s plan to offer more free school meals is not enough,...

Food insecurity in Rhode Island in 2023 surged 30% year over year, according to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. And compared with 2019,...
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