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401Gives Returns on April 1!

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We can think of at least 401 reasons to support the animals of West Place during 401Gives, but we've narrowed it down to the top 4!

Visit to learn more and donate during 401Gives.

With April 1 (4/1) falling on a Saturday this year, 401Gives has expanded to include the entire weekend! There is a lot going on and many ways to participate, so consider this page your starting point.

Powered by the United Way of Rhode Island, 401Gives is a statewide giving day that brings people together to make a difference for local non-profits that serve communities throughout the Ocean State. West Place is one of the most unique non-profit organizations in RI, and we need your help to address several key areas. The key to 401Gives is participation -- when we all come together to give what we can, our collective impact will be monumental!


Donate. Beginning at 6AM on Friday, March 31, you can donate to West Place Animal Sanctuary through our 401Gives page and support:


  • the expansion of West Place's barn,

  • the construction of a new chicken coop,

  • medical care for sick, injured and aging rescue animals like Maggie, and

  • rehabilitation, treatment, and lifelong care for new rescues like Pickles.

Donations of all sizes support these efforts, and they help West Place qualify for additional funding through prizes and matching gifts.

Fundraise. Create your own personal fundraising page and encourage your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, and your social media followers to join you in supporting West Place. Your fundraising page is a place to tell your own story, upload photos and videos, and share the reasons why West Place is important to you. You can even highlight your favorite animal! Click the fundraise button to get started. Don't forget to share your page!


As a special thank you to our fundraisers, we'll have a couple friendly competitions:

  • Most Donors - the fundraiser who generates the most unique donors, regardless of amount raised, will win a West Place t-shirt.

  • Most Funds Raised - the fundraiser who raises the most money will win two complimentary tickets to our Spring Visitors Weekend.

Share. Help us spread the word about 401Gives throughout Rhode Island and beyond. Share our #401gives posts on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Likes, comments, and share are the digital currency of social media, and your actions help fuel the algorithms.

But wait, there's more!


Looking for a delicious way to kick off 401Gives? Gregg's Restaurants and Taverns in Warwick, Providence, East Providence, and North Kingstown are teaming up to host a benefit night for West Place on Wednesday, March 29!

Print and present this special coupon and 10% of your dine-in or take-out check will be donated to West Place. Tell your friends and don't forget to save room for Gregg's famous desserts!

Download Coupon -

Our friends in Coventry are hosting a vegan luncheon and presentation on St. Francis of Paola on April 1 from 1:30PM to 3:30PM. A portion of ticket sales will benefit West Place, but RSVPs are required by March 29. Text 401-339-0131.

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