It’s All About the Kids!


Last Friday, Children’s Friend hosted over 150 corporate partners, supporters, and friends on a beautiful afternoon at our 19th Annual Investing in Our Children Luncheon. This year was unique – we held the event at our very own Friendship Center. With little voices of laughter lofting through the air from the playground and a surprise parade through the tent from the children from our program, our mission was the center of everything.

Children’s Friend honored The United Way of Rhode Island (UWRI) with the Friend of Children Award for its long history of investing in Rhode Island children and families. The United Way has invested in our very own children in families for many years, including supporting basic human needs through our Drop-in Center and Emergency Crisis Fund. During the height of the COVID-19 Pandemic, UWRI provided much-needed immediate funding to support community organizations.

Congratulations to the United Way of Rhode Island, and many thanks to all who made this event a record-breaking fundraising event for Children’s Friend.

If you were unable to join us on Friday but still want to support our vital mission, there are still ways to help our children and families!

Join Us for Trivia Night – TONIGHT!

The Thirsty Beaver in Smithfield, RI, is hosting a Trivia Night to benefit the Luncheon tonight at 6:30 p.m. We’ll have some special raffles and a few surprises… we look forward to seeing you!

The suggested donation is $15 per person, and tickets can be purchased at:

Trivia for a Cause
6:30 p.m.
The Thirsty Beaver
45 Cedar Swamp Road
Smithfield, RI

Spirit of Giving Holiday Drive Kick-Off – Wednesday, November 10th

We’re thrilled to be back in person for a proper launch for the Holiday Drive and holiday season. It is the best time of year, and we hope you join us in celebrating!

Holiday Drive Kick-Off
5:30 p.m.
Skyline at Waterplace
1 Financial Way
Providence, RI

Cash Valet Available

Free Two Hour Parking at Providence Place The event is free to attend – come and learn more about our Holiday Drive and join us for excellent food and cheer! RSVP to Shanyn Turner at

Stacy Couto,
Chief of Philanthropy