Children’s Friend – Needed Now, More Than Ever

On Friday, more than 280 friends—donors, corporate sponsors, community partners, and legislative representatives joined us for our 16th Annual Investing in Our Children Luncheon at the Providence Omni Hotel. It was a wonderful show of support for our most vulnerable children and their families.

Many thanks to the 39 corporate sponsors who generously invested in the event, the businesses and organizations who supported it through program ads and auction donations, and our generous donors, who helped to raise over $20,000 during the live auction social investment at the event.  Your generosity has made this Luncheon our best and largest to date.  Thank you!

During the event each year, Children’s Friend honors a corporate or community partner who has been pivotal in supporting the agency’s mission.  This year, Children’s Friend honored Collette with the 2018 Friend of Children Award for their long history of investing in Rhode Island children.  Collette is a global partner, supporting projects both locally and internationally through their Collette Cares program, encouraging philanthropy and volunteerism in Rhode Island and beyond.

Congratulations to Collette and a heartfelt thank you to all who invested so generously in our children and families.  If you were unable to attend, but would like to support the event, there’s still time! Raffle tickets for some wonderful prizes are for sale through this week.  Donations and raffle ticket purchases can be made HERE.