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GIVING PLATFORM: Financial organizational software My Fund, pictured above, links to United Way of Rhode Island’s online giving platform, allowing donors to give to any nonprofit organization throughout the country. / COURTESY UNITED WAY 
OF RHODE ISLAND

Nonprofits not worried about giving fatigue after storms

In the span of roughly four weeks, the southern coast of the United States and the island of Puerto Rico were ravaged by multiple...
IN HER HONOR: 
Ed Jankowski, a retiree living in Hopkinton, recently opened a $10,000 charitable endowment with the Catholic Foundation of Rhode Island to honor the 10th anniversary of the passing of his wife, Joyce. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Bequests to family members favored over nonprofits in R.I. estate plans

Losing Joyce, his wife of 25 years, to ovarian cancer in 2007 reignited Ed C. Jankowski’s relationship with the Catholic Church, specifically St. Joseph’s...
ATTENDEES OF LAST YEAR'S Empty Bowls fundraiser choose their keepsake bowl. The annual event by the Rhode Island Community Food Bank is scheduled for Oct. 13 this year. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COMMUNITY FOOD BANK

Philanthropy Calendar, Oct. 13, 2017

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to Nicole Dotzenrod at nonprofit@PBN.com at least four weeks...
ATTENDEES OF LAST YEAR'S Empty Bowls fundraiser choose their keepsake bowl. The annual event by the Rhode Island Community Food Bank is scheduled for Oct. 13 this year. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COMMUNITY FOOD BANK

Philanthropy Calendar, Oct. 6, 2017

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to Nicole Dotzenrod at nonprofit@PBN.com at least four weeks...
ATTENDEES OF LAST YEAR'S Empty Bowls fundraiser choose their keepsake bowl. The annual event by the Rhode Island Community Food Bank is scheduled for Oct. 13 this year. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND COMMUNITY FOOD BANK

Philanthropy Calendar, Sept. 29, 2017

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to Nicole Dotzenrod at nonprofit@PBN.com at least four weeks...
PARTICIPANTS IN THE 2016 Alzheimer's charity walk create a large crowd in Providence's Roger Williams Park. / COURTESY ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION RHODE ISLAND CHAPTER

Philanthropy Calendar, Sept. 22, 2017

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to Nicole Dotzenrod at nonprofit@PBN.com at least four weeks...
PARTICIPANTS IN THE 2016 Alzheimer's charity walk create a large crowd in Providence's Roger Williams Park. / COURTESY ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION RHODE ISLAND CHAPTER

Philanthropy Calendar, Sept. 15, 2017

If a nonprofit wants an upcoming fundraiser to be considered for a calendar listing, email information to Nicole Dotzenrod at nonprofit@PBN.com at least four weeks...
THE RHODE ISLAND Community Food Bank, a member of the nationwide network of food banks called Feeding America, suggests monetary donations are the best way Rhode Islanders can assist those in need in Texas following Hurricane Harvey. Above, Rhode Island Community Food Bank CEO Andrew Schiff helps volunteer Yve Capella stock the shelves at The Olneyville Food Center in Providence. /PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Rhode Islanders come to aid of Hurricane Harvey victims

PROVIDENCE – In the wake of what some are calling a storm for the ages, Rhode Islanders are banding together to aid those who...
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...
DOWN ON THE FARM: Food insecurity rises in the summer when children don’t have access to subsidized school meals. Here, first-graders from Community School learn where food comes from during a visit to the Historic Metcalf-Franklin Farm in Cumberland. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Summer is here and vulnerable R.I.ers face serious food insecurity

It is a seeming contradiction that during the height of the growing season in Rhode Island, food scarcity is at its most acute.The reason:...
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