Sunday, December 23, 2012
School worked with Family Resources Community Action to help people enjoy the holiday.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Every year, Mount St. Charles Academy makes Christmas food baskets for families that are involved with the Family Resources Community Action group in Woonsocket. Throughout the Christmas season, the entire Mount community brings in food donations to fill each basket. Anyone can also take a child's name off of the MSC Giving Tree (whose family is receiving a food basket) and fill the baskets with toys as well. As the toys are wrapped, they fill up Mr. Burke’s office, principal of Mount Saint Charles Academy, until the baskets are assembled. This year, Mount students, parents, faculty, and staff delivered baskets to 75 families. Deacon Anthony Gagliani, Director of Campus Ministry at Mount, said, “The Mount community’s generosity of time…
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Annual Christmas charity drive collecting gifts and clothes to help local families.
If you're having a tough holiday season, the volunteers and donors running City Hall's giving tree are working to come to your aid. Linda Plays at Mayor Leo Fontaine's office, who is running the program, said it starts every year with donations form the Verizon Pioneer Women, a group of Verizon retirees. The group contacted City Hall a few years ago to see if there was a list of people who needed help during the holidays, Plays said. Plays suggested combining the retirees' efforts with city employees to help people receiving services from Connecting Children & Families, Harvest Community Church, Family Resources and Sojourner House. The agencies provide a list of local families' needs for the holidays, Plays said, and she sends out an …
Monday, November 21, 2011
Lists of gifts and needs for local children will be in bank's lobby starting Nov. 25
Bank RI's holiday charity Giving Tree is back, and Therese Curtin, Executive Director of the nonprofit Connecting for Children and Families, said she's glad to have the help. For the past 14 years, the bank has used the Giving Tree program to bring local children in need to the attention of those who can provide it for a happier holiday. Curtin said her agency, located at 46 Hope St., offers child care, educational programs, health initiatives, and social services to local families, and has had BankRI's assistance for the last two years. "We were very excited when we were approached by the branch manager, Liane Presley" for the 2011 holiday season, she said. All 17 BankRI branches will display a Holiday Giving Tree starting Nov. 25. Local …