Wow! There really are angels among us!

 

We put out the call and you flew in to help! 

In the last quarter of 2020, we've been very busy getting your donations to those who need it most. 

Here's what's been going on...

 

You gave over

$18,000

in donations and giftcards to our Holiday for Kids campaign

that was distributed to over 450 kids in our community!

 

You tuned in and donated over $1,300 during our Radiothon for the Holiday for Kids Campaign! We had a great time thanks to Wendy Pires, radio show host and ON Radio 99.5 FM for donating air time.

 

And, you donated over $10,000 to other programs like the Family Support Center, Agape, the Harbour Youth Center, and our new

Safe Haven program.

 

Over 120 individuals

and families donated.

 

And 370 gifts for families

were donated by employees and businesses, churches and organizations.

Thank you...

Holy Trinity Parish 

Silgan

BankRI

Northern RI Chamber of Commerce

First Assembly of God

Sisters of Mercy

CVS

Dean Bank 

St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church

The Personnel People

Citizens Bank New England South Market Lepine Financial Advisor, Inc. 

Roger's Tires

St. James Baptist Church

Woonsocket Housing Authority 

Target 

Neighborhood Health Plan of RI 

Lifespan Health Information 

Mannys Landscaping & Snow Plowing

Amica Companies Foundation

MOO, USA 

NE Patriots Charitable Foundation 

 

Thank you for donating

during the holidays:

Oakland Grove 

The Elisha Project 

Sankara Healthcare Foundation 

Thundermist Health Center 

Northern RI Collaborative

Facebook Online Donations 

St. Stanislaus Church 

Slatersville Congregational Church 

Sephora 

 

Listed in no particular order!

 

Over 10 bags of toys & 12 very generous gift cards were donated by the NE Patriots Charitable Foundation for families residing in our homeless shelter! 

 

↑ Big shout out to Wendy for coordinating the holiday giving collection and distribution.

 

"When I dropped off the gifts, she just started crying, she was so incredibly happy but she couldn't hold her tears back. She sent her husband to finish talking with me because she was too emotional. She later told me that she was still in tears and couldn't believe what just took place. She said the guilt of not being able to provide for her family, let alone gifts, has been difficult to say the least. To be able to provide something fun for all the children this Christmas absolutely meant the world to this family." —James Guzzi, Case Manager, speaking about a family he works with 

 

 

Guida Dairy and New England Dairy each donated 100 gallons of milk. That's 200 gallons of milkfor our Family Support Center!

80 blankets were donated by Patriot Suburu of N. Attleboro for distribution to people without a home, and they are working on a food drive to be delivered after the holidays!

 

 

 

 

650 Holiday Food Baskets were donated by: 

St. John the Baptist Church

St. James Episcopal church

Elk's Lodge

MOO, USA

Praise Tabernacle

Salvation Army

Beacon Charter School

Sisters of Mercy NE

Missy's Family Restaurant

Mt. St Charles School

Holy Trinity Parish

St. Joseph's Catholic Church

New Beginnings Church

The Woonsocket Call

L'il General  

 

That's 150 more than last year thanks to The Woonsocket Call and L'il General for coordinating 36 holiday meal sponsors and donating to us! 

 

 

 Thank you Angela Ray-Connor and several other employees for many hours worked organizing and supporting this project.  

 

 

We Heart Lives donated 2 truckloads of commodiites, providing 272individuals with boxes of food!

 

 

Several individuals, like Jodi, did their own fundraisers on our behalf and delivered gifts and personal care items to our homeless shelter and other programs. Thank you all!

 

 

We couldn't do this without you!

Hopefully, didn't miss anyone!

Thank you!!!

 

 

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