Help Improve Children's Lives

See below for a variety of ways you can get involved in helping children who face psychiatric illness, sexual abuse and other trauma, and/or learning challenges

We Are So Grateful For Your Ongoing Support!

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Give now to our Annual Fund to help Rhode Island children thrive

Our work would not be possible without the generous support of our community. Your gifts enable life-changing activities like Mental Health Services, Residential Services, and our Special Education School. Between instant donations (one-time or recurring), legacy gifts, and memorial giving, we offer flexible options that can be designed around your needs.

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401 Gives

Each year on April 1, the United Way of Rhode Island sponsors 401 Gives – a day of giving when people are encouraged to give to their favorite nonprofits all in one day. Last year, they raised $3.1 million for 507 nonprofits. St. Mary’s participates in this day and in 2022, raised more than $33,000. Help us beat that number on April 1, 2023!

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Children’s Friendship Award Event

Your business, your organization, or you as an individual can sponsor our annual fundraising event, the Children’s Friendship Award, which honors two organizations or people who have greatly contributed to the welfare of Rhode Island children. Attend our fun event to hear from one of our clients and and take part in exciting raffles. In addition, bid in our Online Auction which runs concurrently with our event! We are planning our 2023 event – get involved now!

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Donation Drives

The reality is that the kids and families we serve often come to us with few (and sometimes no) individual belongings. That means we have ongoing needs for certain clothing and personal care items. During seasons like back-to-school and the holidays, we host donation drives for items specific to those moments in time.

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Other Ways to Give

Not looking to make a cash or in-kind donation? Check out this page to see other ways you can give such as donating securities or planned giving.

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Send our kids to Summer Camp

Each year we raise funds to send 10 of the children we serve to summer horse camp at Faith Hill Farm.

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Feed 50 families at Thanksgiving

Each year we request your help to allow us to give $50 supermarket gift cards to 50 of the low-income families that we serve so they can have a good and bountiful Thanksgiving!

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Holiday Giving

During the holiday season we seek cash and in-kind donations to make the holidays bright for the children we serve. 

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