Friday, December 28, 2012

There's Still Time for Calendar 2012!

Have you donated to Family Service of RI this year?

There's still time to send in your tax deductible gift!

It's easy!  You can donate securely on-line by simply clicking right here. Put in a little info, and you're on your way.

Or, send your check by December 31, 2012 made out to Family Service of RI to:

Finance Office
Attn: Annual Drive
Family Service of RI
P.O. Box 6688
Providence, RI 02940-6688

Family Service of RI is celebrating 120 years of providing critical services to Rhode Islanders in need--abused, traumatized children, youngsters wanting to learn but facing barriers to simply going to class, families in poverty and many others.

Thank you!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Protecting Our Children Roundtable Tonight

Dr. Susan Erstling, who heads Family Service of RI's child trauma and loss center, will be part of a "Protecting Our Children Roundtable" on WPRO's Matt Allen program tonight starting at 7.

Education Commissioner Deborah Gist and State Police Superintendent Col. Steven O'Donnell will also be on the panel. More information is available here.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Tips on Talking to Children About CT Shooting

Another horrible tragedy at a school.  This time in nearby Connecticut.

If you're a parent, how do you talk to your children about it, particularly if you have young children?

Family Service of RI's child trauma & loss center has tips.

Time for End-of-Year Donations!

So many people use the holidays to help people in need by making gifts to non-profits.

Family Service of RI is fortunate to have wonderful support throughout the year.  Our Brighter Futures event in October, for example, was a wonderful success.

Such support assists in Family Service of RI’s work helping children traumatized by crime and violence, students facing educational barriers such as absenteeism and bullying, families in poverty, and many others in need in Rhode Island.

If you would like to make an end-of-the-year donation to help us in this work, you can do so on-line here or please send a check to:

Finance Office
Family Service of RI
P.O. Box 6688
Providence, RI 02940-6688.

Please put in the check memo area that you are making a gift.

Thank you!  And Happy New Year!!!

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Adopt a Homeless Family

Our affiliate Lucy's Hearth has families to adopt this holiday season!

You can help provide a holiday celebration to a family that otherwise would not have one!

Please call (401) 847-2021 for more information.

Please adopt a family!

Friday, December 07, 2012

Please Help the Children We Serve!

Candace Johndrow, our resource development director, unpacks donated toys.

During this season of giving, please remember there are many who need your help!

Family Service of RI is seeking holiday donations of new toys and retail/grocery gift certificates for the children and families we serve.

As shown above, we're starting to get toys in!  Thank you!  But much more is needed!

Please contact Karen Schnabel at 401.331.1350, ext 3311 or email for more information. Thank you!

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Preventing Chronic Absenteeism

Providence Schools will host a parent workshop on chronic absenteeism to explain how schools address attendance, supports that are provided for students and families, and how parents can help schools.

When: Thursday, December 6th

Where: The Parent Center, 379 Washington St. in Providence

Time: 6:30 – 8 pm

To learn about Family Service of RI's work preventing chronic absenteeism, please click here.