The Woonsocket Cat Sanctuary is a privately owned, no kill cat shelter that is staffed by volunteers. Located on the…More first floor in the Buddha's Bazaar building on Mendon Rd. in Woonsocket. Inside you will find caring volunteers dedicated to the health and well being of these feline friends. Like most shelters, the Woonsocket Cat Sanctuary is funded by donations, grants and fundraising efforts. Ensuring that each cat goes to a good home, the sanctuary offers an application service, a spay and neuter service and vet care.
Rhode Island Blood Center 2168 Diamond Hill Rd, Woonsocket, RI02895 Rhode Island Blood Center hosts blood drives and health seminars at five state locations including this branch in…More Woonsocket. The centers work to collect up to 208 pints of blood each day from volunteer donors. The center is run by a team of volunteers who perform regular mobile blood drives as well as on-site staffing. Rhode Island Blood Center is AABB-accredited and FDA-regulated.
Bernon Little League 777 Providence St, Woonsocket, RI02895 Northern Bernon Little League provides an organized, competitive and educational baseball program for local youths 4…More to 12 years of age. Special member clinics are offered throughout the year. The season extends through the spring and summer. Prospective players or volunteers can contact the league by phone or email.
City of Woonsocket Emergency Management Agency 169 Main St, Woonsocket, RI02895 Woonsocket Emergency Management Agency is located at the fire department headquarters on Cumberland Hill Road. The…More agency's mission is to protect life and property in the event of a disaster or crisis situation. The emergency management team provides city residents with information on shelters, severe weather warnings, threat advisories and resources for seniors. Its program of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery aims to lesson the negative effects of local disasters. Volunteer applications are available on the agency's website along with links to emergency resources.
St. Ann Arts & Cultural Center is Woonsocket's own Sistine Chapel, with city ancestors looking down from the…More historic walls. Ornate stained glass and fresco paintings cover every wall of the restored building, now run as community-based non-profit.
When the Diocese sold off St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church in 2000, former parishioners worked with art lovers to step in and save the building that had been a second home to so many poor French Canadian immigrants since the early 1900s. In the 1940s, an Italian artist, Guido Nincheri, used members of the church as his models to create the largest collection of fresco paintings in North America.
Chairman of the board of directors Wally Rathbun emphasizes his desire to help the city and ensure that the building serves as a resource to its residents. The center, run entirely by volunteers, holds fundraising events throughout the year and every penny not put back into the preservation of the original structure is used to help city residents. The group sponsors a Guardian Angel program to help local students pay for education and donates coats to the needy every winter.
Currently the center is open every Sunday with tours between 1 and 4. They serve dinners and do performances in the former church and in the basement below, which has a full bar (including liquor license) and a stage, complete with a large dressing room. All of the facilities are available for rent, with accommodations for performances, special events, and weddings.