Ocean State Job Lot Donating Thousands Of Pounds Of Food

Mar 25, 2014

Ocean State Job Lot is making a large food donation as part of its 2014 Three Square Meals Program. 78 trucks are hauling 600,000 pounds of food to 13 food banks around New England and New York.

Ocean State Job Lot's head of marketing David Sarlitto says Job Lot's customers have played an important role in the donation's success.

Clothing Drive Collects Prom Dresses

Mar 25, 2013

If you have an old prom dress hanging in your closet you might want to put it to good use.

A coalition of Blackstone Valley nonprofits is teaming up to provide prom dresses to needy girls.  It’s called the “Say Yes to the Dress” drive and its aim is to make low income teens feel like princesses on prom night. Drive organizer Linda Impagliazzo says they’re looking for donations of at least 200 clean, lightly used evening gowns.

Sandy cancelled about 300 blood drives

Oct 30, 2012

Superstorm Sandy took out power, down trees, canceled classes and meetings and flights galore. But she also sent some unexpected disruptions. The Red Cross says the storm forced it to cancel about 300 blood drives. And it’s not sure yet what might be the long term impacts of those lost donations and power outages. Here’s what Red Cross chief medical officer Dr. Richard Benjamin said on their web site about what is known: