So many people have stepped forward to help St. Mary’s during this difficult Coronavirus time. Below are a few of the donors’ stories:
Helping from home: Boscov’s Department Store in Providence Place Mall is closed like most stores right now but that hasn’t dampened their spirit of giving. They are running an online buying campaign that has brought supplies to St. Mary’s kids such as arts & crafts items, board games, and sensory items such as slime.
Flower power: What Cheer Flower Farm donated many gorgeous flowers so we could brighten the day of clients in our Outpatient Program.
Volunteering remotely: Dames Mentoring has been volunteering with St. Mary’s for 15 years, bringing dinner, crafts, and occupational vocational demonstrations to our older girls. With social distancing, they have continued by sending arts & crafts and dinner bi-weekly.
Masks galore: Many different groups have taken up the cause of keeping our staff and kids safe. We’ve received hundreds of masks from: our head Nurse Nicole Froment’s mother and grandmother; from the Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island; from donors James and Nicole Laramee; from finance staff member Lynn Maceroni along with her husband Bob, and from Melissa Quinn-Roy from our Shepherd Program.