Thank You for Volunteering in 2017

Making a difference all year long.

The Times Square ball made its annual 141-foot descent Sunday night — marking the final 60-seconds of 2017.

As we officially welcome in 2018, United Way of Rhode Island would like to take a moment and reflect on the difference volunteers made this past year.

Whether it was families making literacy kits, corporate employees volunteering, or community members sorting books during UWRI’s Day of Action, one thing is clear — volunteers made Rhode Island a better place in 2017.

Here are just a few of the volunteers who made a difference:

Volunteers packaging and sorting books at UWRI’s Day of Action.

FM Global and Toys For Tots helping local children have a wonderful holiday.

Fidelity Investments prepackaging nutrient fortified meals for hungry Rhode Islanders.

AAA Northeast festively volunteering with Toys For Tots.

Santander Bank painting fences and beautifying Providence.

ADP working the land at the Westbay Farm in Warwick.

Schneider Electric working hard cleaning schools and local historical sites.

Citizens Bank ensuring local children have a wonderful day in Providence.

Collette creating literacy kits to encourage young Rhode Islanders to read at home.

CVS Health making care packages, complete with children’s books, at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Warwick.

Families making literacy kits during National Family Volunteer Day.


Happy New Year from everyone at United Way of Rhode Island. We look forward to continuing our work together in 2018.

By: Jason Boulay, Communications Coordinator, UWRI