This year, Mount Saint Charles Academy made Christmas food baskets for 46 needy Woonsocket families whose names were on a list sent from the Community Care Alliance. Throughout the Christmas season, the entire Mount community brings in food donations to fill each basket.
Shamrock Financial Corporation has won one of the coveted National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ award. This competition recognizes those businesses in different regions of the country that demonstrate a dedication to excellence in both their human resource policies and employee betterment programs. Nominees are assessed in areas such as communication, diversity, work-life balance, recognition, employee education, recognition, retention, among others.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State announced that it has received a $2,000 grant from the CVS Health Foundation in recognition of #GivingTuesday. This generous grant contributed to a total of $5,495 raised by BBBSOS on Giving Tuesday, a national day of giving that follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This amount was generously matched dollar for dollar by an anonymous donor allowing BBBSOS to exceed their fundraising goal of $10,000. This was BBBSOS’ first year hosting a Giving Tuesday Give-A-Thon event. Additional generous donations were made by Providence Performing Arts Center, Festival Ballet Providence, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt East Greenwich, Paul and Betsey Oberg, Lynne & Dominic Camillo, Michael & Patti Hubbard and many giving members of the community.
New hires enhance firm’s strategic and creative capabilities. Providence-based multidisciplinary brand culture and communications firm (add)ventures is expanding with the addition of three new team members. Sara Hawley, of Warren, joins (add)ventures as manager, marketing/branding. Kayla Farrands joins as specialist, pr/strategy and Kiera Vanasse as specialist, branding/design; both live in East Providence.