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Stepping Up: Providence residents launch donation-based grocery delivery service

PROVIDENCE – Starting a nonprofit was not on Evan McManamy’s pre-pandemic to-do list. Between his work as a licensed massage therapist with his own practice...

Stepping Up: Warwick teacher helps match college students with rooms for...

WARWICK – Marie Cavanaugh knows firsthand the struggles of teaching through a computer screen. The kind of electronics classes the engineer-turned-educator teaches through STRAC Institute,...
VICTOR CURET (right), owner of Gentleman's Quarters Barbershop, is offering free haircuts to people experiencing financial hardship. / COURTESY VICTOR CURET

Stepping Up: Newport barber offers free haircuts for families in need

NEWPORT – Victor Curet has experienced hardships, but shaggy hair was never one of them. The New York native spent much of his childhood in...
THE CROMWELL LUNCH LADIES, including owners of Baked Bean PVD, Solid Gold Provisions and HG80 box meals for distribution to Providence children. COURTESY ADAM LASTRINA.

Stepping Up: Cromwell Lunch Ladies serve chef-created meals to Providence school...

PROVIDENCE – In a matter of weeks, Providence school children in April went from having their lunches, and often breakfasts, served at school to...

Stepping Up: Small Point Cafe bakes donations for health care workers...

PROVIDENCE – Tracy Whittaker’s first day of her new job was also the last day of normalcy. Whittaker started as head baker at Small Point...

Stepping Up: Family Service of Rhode Island teams up with local...

PROVIDENCE – Diane Shemtov says she has a hard time sleeping at night knowing that there are Rhode Islanders that still go to bed hungry....
LOCAL TEACHERS Linda Harnois, left, and Linda Greco have created face masks with clear covering to allow faces to remain visible while wearing them. / COURTESY LINDA GRECO

Stepping Up: Local teachers create masks to help with communication

PROVIDENCE – Former East Providence High School teacher Linda Harnois and Johnston-based Thornton Elementary School teacher Linda Greco were talking recently about what it...

Stepping Up: Frontline Foods RI looks to help restaurants, feed health...

PROVIDENCE – Restaurant owner Perry Raso was already donating thousands of free meals through his restaurant Matunuck Oyster Bar in South Kingstown. His most recent delivery, though,...

Stepping Up: Tufts Health Plan launches employee relief fund

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted families’ lives across New England but one health insurance company is looking to contribute some relief to their employees.  Tufts...

Stepping Up: Upserve offers free online ordering software for restaurants

PROVIDENCE – Sheryl Hoskins has spent the last two decades in software IT, including her current role as CEO of Providence-based restaurant management software...

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