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Serving Newport, Middletown & Portsmouth, Rhode Island
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Ocean State - always looking for volunteers and donations, call 401-921-2434. They also collect clothes and household items. You can schedule a pick up or drop your items at many locations (see the site). Aquidneck Island Donation Center, 1341 West Main Rd, Middletown.
Singing Out Against Hunger - Founded in 2003, Singing Out Against Hunger was created to provide nutritious food for our neighbors in need and to raise awareness of their ongoing plight. In cooperation with local merchants, volunteer musicians, and civic-minded people, Singing Out Against Hunger raises thousands of dollars each year through free musical events, raffles, and donations. We believe that self-expression, through music and the arts, a volunteer spirit, and the talents of individuals will help to rid the East Bay communities of hunger.
Many local centers need donations of food items and/or volunteers to help gather, serve, drive and other jobs as needed. Food items generally need to be non-perishable: canned goods, stuffing and/or mashed potato mix, cranberry sauce, cereal, etc. Some places will gladly accept monetary donations to buy larger or perishable items to distribute.
ECHO (Ecumenical Help and Outreach) is an all volunteer agency that gives rides to elderly and infirm patients so they can make their medical appointments. Helpers are needed to answer the phone, set up rides and work with volunteer drivers. Hours are Monday to Friday from 9am to 1pm, training is provided. Volunteers can work on a weekly, monthly or substitute basis. For more information call Mary Lou Proffett at 253-6353 or Mary Clair at 253-3351.
Special Olympics has a program called "Recycle for
* Donate Blood: RI Blood Center - Call 1-800-283-8385 to schedule an appointment. The local RI Blood Donor Center is at 700 Aquidneck Ave., Polo Center, Middletown, for information call 848-7422.
By Phone to the Red Cross:
11/9/2007 - ABC News Report on the Veterans Charities and their "grade" from the American Institute of Philanthropy.
Operation Uplink - keeps
military personnel and hospitalized veterans in touch with their families
and loved ones by providing them with free phone cards.
Send a virtual Thank You card at Defend America