Thursday, April 27, 2006

Photos from Event at Buddhist Temple

As part of our observance of National Minority Health Month and our outreach efforts to the state's Southeast Asian community, Family Service of Rhode Island participated in the New Year's celebration at the Dhamagosnaram Buddhist Temple in Cranston, Rhode Island. The event took place April 15 & 16, 2006.

On the left, Family Service of Rhode Island staff members Sokhoeun Khoy (seated) and Phan Sok pass out brochures translated into the Khmer language.

Family Service of RI senior VP Karen Cunningham, LICSW, experiences quieter moments at the celebration.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Outreach at the Rhode Island State House

Board member and former state Rep. Melvoid Benson speaks with
Rep. Grace Diaz (D) of Providence outside the House chamber

As part of its outreach to the community, Family Service of Rhode Island held its annual information event at the Rhode Island State House on Tuesday, April 25.

Colorful display boards were set up in the State Room, next to the Governor's office, and members of the agency's board of directors as well as staff chatted with representatives and senators. The agency's new annual report was hot off the presses and was distributed.

Board president Mac Farmer, Sen. David Bates, (R) Barrington, board member Leigh Woisard

Melvoid Benson and Rep. Kenneth Carter (D) Saunderstown

CEO Margaret Holland McDuff with Sen. Elizabeth Roberts (D) Cranston

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Champlin Foundations Grant In Action

Family Service of Rhode Island's 55 Hope Street location in Providence's Fox Point neighborhood gets a bit of a face-lift, thanks to a $65,000 grant from the Champlin Foundations.
The above photo is of the Wickenden Street side of the building.

Work includes brick washing and repointing, removal of an ornamental railing, replacement of broken window sills, and exterior wall replacement. Below are some roof shots.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

A 7 Year Old Philanthropist!

When James Cousens of Riverside and his mom were planning his 7th birthday party, he decided that he wanted to help children in need.

So he asked that all attendees bring stuffed animals he could donate to a good cause.

He chose to donate them to the boys living at Quanacut House, Family Service of Rhode Island's home for boys who've experienced a lot of sadness in their young lives.

Here's a photo of James donating them to Quanacut House's manager Iris Waite.

Thanks James! And Happy Birthday!