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KAYA SUNER of Providence created a nonprofit called COVID Connectors, in collaboration with the Rhode Island Medical Society, to collect donated iPads and distribute them to local hospitals for COVID-19 patients to use to talk with friends and family while in the hospital. / COURTESY KAYA SUNER

Stepping Up: Providence teen, R.I. Medical Society collaborate to donate iPads...

PROVIDENCE – Kaya Suner understands fully what is currently happening with the COVID-19 pandemic as his parents both work as emergency room doctors, and...
J MARCEL CO-OWNERS Dixie Carroll, left, and Bill Jette have launched a "buy one, give one" program donating one piece of clothing to Sojourner House for every item purchased. / COURTESY DIXIE CARROLL

Stepping Up: women’s boutique donates clothing to domestic violence victims

PROVIDENCE – News reports that domestic violence has increased since the onset of the new coronavirus hit close to home for Dixie Carroll. While Carroll...
JUSTIN GONTAREK, co-founder of Oceanside Graphics RI LLC, designed the Gift it Forward website in conjunction with the R.O. Office of the Lt. Governor to help small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. / COURTESY JUSTIN GONTAREK

Stepping Up: Oceanside Graphics co-founder creates website to help small businesses...

WARWICK – In mid-March, Oceanside Graphics RI LLC Co-Founder Justin Gontarek was on a conference call with R.I. Lt. Governor Daniel P. McKee and...
THE ROCK garden planted by The Croft School in Providence. / PBN PHOTO BY MARY MACDONALD.

Stepping Up: The Croft School plants a rock garden in Providence,...

PROVIDENCE – Like all schools in Rhode Island, the private Croft School closed weeks ago. But parents of children enrolled in the K-1 school...
BLOUNT SMALL SHIP Adventures is making available its two vessels, the Grande Mariner, pictured, and the Grande Caribe, as temporary housing for medical personnel on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. / COURTESY BLOUNT SMALL SHIP ADVENTURES

Stepping Up: Blount Small Ship Adventures offering vessels as temporary housing...

WARREN – Seeing his two cruise vessels at the docks, with the prospects of no passengers on the horizon for the significant future, is...
HOGAN ASSOCIATES realtor Caroline Richards, center, picks up a dinner and gift cards from Perro Salado in Newport as part of the agency's 1 MORE HELPING initiative to offer assistance to the community impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. / COURTESY HOGAN ASSOCIATES

Stepping Up: Hogan Associates launching ‘1 MORE HELPING’ challenge to help...

NEWPORT – Springtime is when the City by the Sea gets out of its winter slumber. It’s not long after the annual St. Patrick’s Day...
TJ MARTUCCI, owner of The Safehouse in East Greenwich, is giving away quarts of soup to seniors and health care workers while his other East Greenwich eateries are closed due to the coronavirus. /COURTESY TJ MARTUCCI

Stepping Up: East Greenwich restaurateur serves free soup for elders, health...

EAST GREENWICH – TJ Martucci was planning to drop off 60 quarts of Italian wedding soup at Scalabrini Villa in North Kingstown on April...

Stepping Up: West Warwick students use tech skills to print parts...

WEST WARWICK – Michael Shunney, an industrial technology teacher at West Warwick High School, posed a question to his students on March 23, the...

Stepping Up: Rhody Tees pays it forward with small-business support program

CRANSTON – Jose Castellanos is no stranger to struggle. From his upbringing in the Dominican Republic, a place he characterized by a lack of opportunity...

Stepping Up: Woonsocket manufacturer producing high volumes of hand sanitizer for...

WOONSOCKET – Aidance Scientific, a manufacturer of topical medications, has jumped into a gap that is frustrating many business owners in Rhode Island –...

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