Thank you to providenceonline.com for the shout out, especially around this time of holiday giving. What a nice surprise to hear from someone who donated that they saw an article about #GivingTuesday that included us. See the entire publication here, check us out on page 14, or see our excerpt, below.
THE SEASON OF GIVING
Six nonprofits to support during the holidays - and all year
Around the holidays we can get consumed by, well, consumerism. And how can we not? Black Friday, door buster deals, the cyber Monday click-and-save bonanzas - but the holiday season is also a time for doing good, reaching out, and pitching in to help those in need. Whether it’s volunteering for your neighborhood soup kitchen or donating to your favorite local charity, it’s always a good idea to pay it forward. Here are six examples of Rhode Island-based nonprofits you can show some Love to on #GivingTuesday (Dec 3) in the coming months.
Animal shelters and Sanctuaries
Let’s not forget our furry and feathered friends. West Place Animal Sanctuary in Tiverton is a safe haven for injured wild animals of many kinds. Founder, Wendy Taylor takes in foul (ducks, turkeys, and geese, oh my!), alpacas, horses, pigs, goats, lost dogs, and others for shelter and rehabilitation.
How you can help. Volunteer at the farm by walking dogs, feeding the animals, and pruning the gardens, or donate on their website. Tiverton, WestPlace.org.