10th Annual Spirit of Giving Holiday Drive 2013

Join with other community members and sponsor a child or family in need this holiday season as part of URI's annual Spirit of Giving campaign -- now through Thursday, Dec. 12.

Organize a gift drive within your office, department, college, organization or residence hall. New, unwrapped 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.

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Gift donations will be collected through Dec. 12 in the Memorial Union Information area, at the Holiday Mini Mall (Dec. 4-5), at the URI Bookstore Holiday Sale (Dec. 6), and in the Carlotti Administration Building, Room 108.

Download this flyer for gift ideas, to see what the needs are and for other ways to help. Your participation, no matter how big or how small, will make a big difference.


Read more about URI's Spirit of Giving campaign or about Children's Friend. 
Contact Sarah Martone, 276-4346, Sharon Blackmar, 874-2433 or Cyndi Messier, 874-2957 for more information.

Join President Dooley, your colleagues and students for a Holiday Collection Reception at the University Club on Thursday, December 12, 4 to 6 PM. Call 874-2433 or reply to rsvpyes@etal.uri.edu

Questions or to sponsor a family contact Children’s Friend, (401) 276-4346 or holidaydrive@cfsri.org.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

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President's Office, Student Affairs



Administration and Finance


Contact Person

Sharon Blackmar

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Contact Phone

(401) 874-2433

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RSVP your attendance to rsvpyes@etal.uri.edu or call 874-2433. Your participation in any way will help make a difference in the life of a child this holiday season. Thank you for supporting the 9th Annual Spirit of Giving Holiday Drive at URI!