Friday, November 9, 2012
A truck of donations, organized by Waves of Creation owner Laura Winward, will soon be pulling into New York and New Jersey.
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Friday, November 9, 2012
Thanks to Waves of Creation owner Laura Winward, and several other local businesses, a truck full of goods will be on its way this weekend to hurricane-affected areas in New York and New Jersey. According to Karen Forber, who is volunteering and helping Winward, donations have come in from Welcome House, Pier Pizza, Staples, Belmont Market, Sweenor’s and individuals. Forber said Winward grew up in New Jersey and Manhattan, which is why she organized the drive. “She’s been working her tail off on this,” Forber said. Other businesses identified as helping out on Waves’ Facebook page are Liberty Rentals, Point Judith Boats, Job Lot and Welcome Mart. More than 150 boxes have been filled so far. Other Efforts in Washington County
Monday, April 23, 2012
Mallory Lee, a student teacher in Mrs. Hassell and Mrs. Festa's third grade class at Narragansett Elementary School, guided her students in a successful community project to benefit the Welcome House of South County.
This Week’s Whiz Kids: Name: Mrs. Hassell, Mrs. Festa and Miss Lee’s Third Grade Classes School: Narragansett Elementary School Accomplishment: Mrs. Hassell and Mrs. Festa’s classes spearheaded a project among the entire third grade to collect paper goods and other needed items for Welcome House under the guidance of student teacher Mallory Lee. Whiz Kid’s Key to Awesomeness: Third graders are many things — curious, busy, funny, restless, interesting, smart and caring. When given an important job, however, there is another word to describe them — determined. The classroom of Mrs. Tonia Hassell and Mrs. Karen Festa recently proved that. Mallory Lee, a student teacher from Salve Regina University, created a service learning project that …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Next week URI students will put their feet to the pavement in less-than-seasonal attire as hundreds race in the college's first Nearly Naked Mile to raise awareness of homelessness in Rhode Island.
Snow, sleet, wind and rain might have thwarted the University of Rhode Island's scantily-clad runners today, but racers still plan to strip down for the Nearly Naked Mile next week to raise awareness for local homelessness. The race, sponsored by the Student Alumni Association, will be the first of its kind at the Kingston campus as students partner with the Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale and the Welcome House of South County to organize clothing donations for the poor. "We are trying to promote — obviously — clothing donations, and also raise awareness of the homelessness in Rhode Island," said Tim Viall, a junior at URI and spokesman to the SAA. "The premise is that the run will give people the experience of what it would be like to be …