The Cumberland Youth Commission would like to invite everyone to donate to their toiletry drive. This drive has been organized by the CYC, which works to promote leadership amongst local teens and children.
This toiletry drive was the idea of the members who are working hard to make it a success. The CYC works with the Mayor, Town Council, and the Director of the OCYL to help get kids involved in local civics and enrich the lives of the community.
The CYC is collecting toiletry donations in order to create bags they can hand out to the homeless. These bags will provide basic needs for the less fortunate neighbors. They would love to create as many bags as possible so they can give to as many people in need as possible.
The items they are looking for are basic everyday needs the less fortunate can not afford. All donated items must be new and unused:
- Hand Sanitizer
- Non-perishable snacks
Residential Properties Ltd’s Cumberland Office is proud to be a designated drop-off point for all items. Please visit the office Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM and Saturday and Sunday from 9AM-2PM at:
The final day for donations is May 5th. Thank you for your time and your kind donations to help those less fortunate and in need.
This week, agents from Residential Properties Ltd.’s Cumberland office made their annual contribution to the Happy Basket Program. The Happy Basket Program is celebrating its 24th year, and has been distributing food baskets and toys during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays to Cumberland families in need since 1992.
Every November, volunteers meet on the Thursday night before Thanksgiving to assemble 300 baskets. The baskets are then distributed to Cumberland families the following week. The program expects to distribute over 700 food baskets for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year.
The Happy Baskets Program is looking for donations and volunteers for the Christmas season. The Basket Assembly is held Thursday, December 15th, with additional events the following week.
Anyone interested in volunteering to sort donations, wrap gifts or assemble baskets is asked to call John Johnson at 487-1282. Food and toy donations are encouraged to be dropped off at the Cumberland Senior Center where volunteers assemble the baskets.
Donations can also be made by check payable to “The HAPPY Basket Program” and mailed to P.O. Box 7611; Cumberland, RI 02864. For more information, please visit HappyBasketsRI.com.
It’s the season of giving and Residential Properties Ltd. is doing its part to give back to Rhode Island communities in need. Each year, throughout our five offices statewide, we participate in various charities to help fellow Rhode Islanders prepare for the holidays.
Our Cumberland office, led by Manager Holly Applegate, recently visited the Boys and Girls Club of Cumberland and Lincoln to assist with their current renovations by painting the Teen Room. They also collected food, clothing, and toys for Cumberland’s Happy Basket Program – designed to aide those in need throughout Cumberland in time for the holidays.
Every year, the Providence office participates in the Salvation Army’s Adopt-A-Family program. 2015 was a big year for the Providence team, as they were able to provide all the gifts on each wish list, while also giving each family a $200 gift card for additional shopping. All together, they raised $1,300 – a new record for the office.
Our East Greenwich office members did their part by contributing to Operation Holiday Cheer, where they donated items to the East Greenwich Chamber for the RI troops serving our country. Donations were also made to the Amos House in Providence, an organization that “provides hospitality and direct services to the homeless and poor of Rhode Island.” They also collaborate with other agencies to address issues like hunger, homelessness, and poverty.
This year, the Narragansett office made a monetary donation to the Johnny Cake Center, whose mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals and families by assisting with food, clothing, and household items. Their goal is to eliminate hunger in Rhode Island.
In Barrington, they adopted three families from the East Bay Women’s Resource Center – an agency dedicated to domestic violence prevention–with a total of nine children. For the entire month of December, the office also had two food donation bins: one to benefit the RI Community Food Bank and the other for TAP-IN (Touch A Person In Need) that aids families in the East Bay with food, household items, clothing, and more.
Learn more about giving back to our community this holiday season (and any time of year really!) by visiting ServeRhodeIsland.org.