Go for Flo - Friends and colleagues of Florence Perry, long-time resident of East Providence, have established a scholarship through CSF of East Providence in her memory.
Florence was a secretary for the East Providence School Department from 1964-1990, ten years at Union Primary Elementary School and 16 years at the School Administration Office. She passed away on Oct. 1, 2013 at the age of 85 after a long illness.
Florence loved music, dancing, playing cards, flowers, but most of all, a coffee Awful Awful.
Donations may be made by sending a check payable to CSF of East Providence, P. O. Box 154438, East Providence, RI 02915. Please indicate Florence Perry Memorial on the check. All contributions to CSF of East Providence are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.Coat Drive - With days growing steadily colder, East Providence Seekonk Rotary is partnering with BridgePointe Christian Church to host the 2nd Annual East Providence Coat Drive to provide free coats, hats, gloves, and blankets for people in the community. The Rotary is a service organization comprised of professional leaders who serve the communities of Seekonk and East Providence and BridgePointe is a non-denominational church in East Providence that is committed to bringing hope to its community.
The East Providence Coat Drive will be on Friday, Nov 29 from 9-12 p.m. at the BridgePointe Center at 850 Waterman Ave in East Providence. It is open to all East Providence residents. There is a bus stop nearby for those who use public transportation.
Coats, hats, gloves, and blankets are being collected at local businesses, including the Seekonk YMCA, East Providence Libraries (Weaver and Riverside), and East Bay Self Storage. While all donations are greatly appreciated, we especially need coats, gloves, and hats for children.Candy trade - Donate your Halloween Candy to any Children’s Workshop locations, and receive a free children's book! All of the candy that we collect will be shipped to the troops serving overseas via Operation Gratitude.
You must bring in at least 30 pieces of candy to swap for a book. Of course, we appreciate the donation, even if you don't want a book. The locations at 411 Narragansett Park Drive in Rumford and 833 Willett Ave in Riverside.
Scouting for Food - On Saturday local Boy Scouts dropped off donation bags at local homes for their biggest food drive of the year. They'll pick them up on Nov. 2.