Board donates $2,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence: In addition to Board volunteers assisting with a Spring cleanup, they worked to execute a successful fundraiser this past July to benefit the Providence Boys and Girls Clubs. James Moore, 2016 President, presented the proceeds to Nicole Dufresne, Executive Director, on October 4, 2016. Forty-two percent of Providence children live in poverty and the Providence Boys and Girls Clubs provide important before and after school care, character and leadership development, health and life skills, sports and recreation services to over 5,000 members. The Board will also be seeking grants from the National Association of REALTORS® to further beautify the Clubs’ headquarters and for the uplift and cleanup of Providence’s Fargnoli Park.
Members of the Rhode Island Commercial and Appraisal Board of REALTORS® assisted the Providence Boys and Girls Club Headquarters on Wickenden Street in Providence with a Spring Cleanup on April 30, 2016. As a vital community partner, the Board is supporting the Providence Boys and Girls Clubs throughout 2016.
THANK YOU to David Banigan, Jackie Clegg, Jim Moore, Christina Rouse and Greg Skoutas for all of their assistance with our July 13, 2016 fundraiser to benefit the Providence Boys & Girls Clubs.
LEFT PHOTO: The Rhode Island Commercial and Appraisal Board of REALTORS® raised $1,200 at its Annual Holiday Party. These proceeds were donated to Holiday for Heroes, sponsored in part, by REALTOR® Troop Support. President Ann Foncellino along with Director Michael Foncellino and 2015 RIAR President-Elect Arthur Yatsko presented the check to the RI National Guard on December 14, 2015.
RIGHT PHOTO: The Rhode Island Commercial and Appraisal Board of REALTORS® conducted a professional clothing drive during the month of October 2015 to benefit the Clothing Collaborative of the Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island. The Institute works to empower under-served individuals and families and effectively provides high quality professional attire to its clients at no cost enabling job seekers to dress appropriately for interviews and make a good first impression. Lina Bravo, Coordinator of The Collaborative, collected the donations.