Vote on the charity of your choice to be the recipient of Geo Properties 2011’s holiday wreath proceeds! Read more about our selected charities below or Click here to vote.
Rhode Island Community Food Bank
Mission: “The Rhode Island Community Food Bank provides food to people in need and promotes long-term solutions to the problem of hunger.”
Why choose this organization: Help provide underprivileged families with something to eat! According to a USDA report on food insecurity, “hunger in Rhode Island now affects one out of seven households.”
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mation on how to get involved, please
Rhode Island Free Clinic
Mission: “The principal mission of the Rhode Island Free Clinic (RIFC) is to connect our patients with primary care physicians and providers, but we do so much more. As many of our patients seek help with chronic conditions, the RIFC provides specialty care clinics and services for diabetes, depression, hypertension, cholesterol, back pain and obesity, scheduled weekly or monthly. In addition, we offer programs to help our patients maintain healthy and productive living patterns. Some of these are regular and recurring, others are occasional.”
Why choose this organization: With the help of volunteer medical staff and university students, Rhode Island Free Clinic provides free medical care to 140,000 uninsured state residents! Rhode Island Free Clinic provides the only “free resource short of emergency treatment for uninsured Rhode Island citizens seeking comprehensive health care.”
For more information on how to get involved, please visit www.rifreeclinic.org
Mission: “The mission of RISE is to provide scholarships and mentoring to children of currently and formerly incarcerated parents in order to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty, crime and addiction that too often threatens them.”
Why choose this organization: Support an organization that provides educational opportunities and mentoring to teens with incarcerated parents. Currently, there are 200 children receiving support from RISE; help aid more programs such as scholarship support and the community- and site-based mentoring programs.
For more information on how to get involved, please visit www.riseonline.org