October 14: Spooky Trail Trick or Treat Event

Trick or treat — it’s your choice.

With Halloween fast approaching, our thoughts turn to tricks, treats, and everything scary. United Way of Rhode Island, in partnership with ONE Neighborhood Builders and the Olneyville Collaborative, are seeking volunteers for the Spooky Trail event, taking place on Saturday, October 14.

Volunteers will help set up, paint faces, decorate pumpkins, serve refreshments, and much more. Some will even have the opportunity to help set the mood by coming in costume and creating their own frightening sets — but, not too scary, children will be in attendance.

What: Family Volunteering at Spooky Trail Trick or Treat Event

When: Saturday, October 14, 2017

Time: Volunteers arrive at 1:00pm and leave at 5:30pm

Where: Riverside Park, Providence 

 Volunteers are encouraged, though not required, to come in costume. 

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November 18: National Family Volunteer Day Literacy Kit Project – Animal Books

Make reading fun and expand children’s home libraries.

Learning to read is the most important predictor of a child’s success; sadly, too many kids struggle with this critical milestone. United Way of Rhode Island is working hard to ensure all children have the tools they need to experience the joy of reading, but we need your help.

Join us Saturday, November 18, as we celebrate National Family Volunteer Day by making literacy kits for children in our local communities. This year’s theme is animal books. Bring a K-3 animal-themed book and use your creativity to create puppets, games, and other props to be used as visual reading aids by families in need. 

What: National Family Volunteer Literacy Kit Project – Animal Books

When: Saturday, November 18, 2017

Time: TBD – morning and afternoon session available

Where: United Way of RI, 50 Valley Street, Providence

Register Here