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The 10th Annual URI Spirit of Giving Holiday Drive kicks off this week

and will run through December 12th 2013.  Join the URI community

and sponsor a child or family in need this holiday season. 

Organize a gift drive within your office, department, college,

organization or dorm!  New items of warm clothing,

toys, gift cards and monetary donations will benefit the

children and families assisted by Children's Friend,

Rhode Island's largest and oldest non-profit organization

dedicated to the health, education and well-being

of children and families in need. 

Here's how you can be involved:

            *Purchase a new gift for a child or young teenager

            *Adopt a family

            *Organize a gift drive

  The Spirit of Giving Holiday Drive will wrap up with a

Holiday Reception at the University Club on

Thursday, December 12th from 4:00 to 6:00 PM

Let us know you are coming:

Bring a new, unwrapped gift for a child in need this holiday! 

Your donations of toys, warm clothing, retail gift cards and

monetary gifts will assist hundreds of Rhode Island

children and families in need this holiday season.

Sonsor a family by contacting Sarah Martone at Children's Friend

at (401) 276-4346 or emailing

Gift donations accepted now through December 12th at the Memorial Union Information Desk and in the Carlotti Administration Building, Room 108.

'Tis the season printable flyer (pdf)

Gift donations will be collected through December 12th

in the Memorial Union Information area, at the Holiday Mini Mall,

at the URI Bookstore Holiday Sale, and

in the Carlotti Administration Building Room 108

Questions?  Contact Sarah Martone at 276-4346,

Sharon Blackmar at (401) 874-2433 or or

Cyndi Messier at 874-2957 or



10th Annual Spirit of Giving Holiday Drive

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