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Don't stop at 12...
By Jessica David / December 17, 2014 /   Loading Disqus...

Giving makes so many things possible. That’s why we launched the “12 Days of Giving.” From December 1 through 12, we shined a spotlight on a different cause or area of support every day.

We hosted the 12 Days of Giving because we believe it is important to talk about philanthropy. Rhode Island has so many organizations doing good work and causes that are worthy of support. At a time when many Rhode Islanders need a hand up, philanthropy is the fuel that makes this work happen. Visit an afterschool program, health clinic, animal shelter, or job training program supported by charitable dollars, and you can see that it really does change lives. 

Thank you to the many individuals and organizations who chimed in on social media during the 12 Days.

See photographs submitted by several organizations that are stewards of Rhode Island’s land and water. 

This is, of course, the time of year when we’re supposed to be in the giving mood. I think Giving Tuesday is a terrific concept – an antidote to the consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But I also think it’s really easy for it to get cluttered and overwhelming. Twelve days is pretty arbitrary, too. The fact it, every day is an opportunity to give something back to the community, and there are more great organizations than we could spotlight over the course of a year. 

We hope you will help us keep the spirit of giving alive throughout 2015. 

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