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Dear Community Member,

As the Governor continues to provide guidance on the reopening of businesses in Rhode Island, it’s important that we communicate plans for BBBSRI with our volunteers, supporters, and donors.

This situation continues to evolve, therefore, BBBSRI would like to make it clear that the plans noted here are tentative and based on a best-case scenario. A part of, or all, of these plans, could change based on various factors and we ask that everyone continue to be patient with us as we work to do what is best for our employees and program participants.

Click Here to Read our Most Recent Plans to Re-Open Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island.

Click Here to Read our Immediate Response to COVID19, Closures, and Lay-offs.



Gurney's Newport has cozy igloos from now until March 1st with proceeds benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island.

December 28, 2019 - Pawtucket Times "Cumberland man selected as new executive board officer at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island"

December 23, 2019 - Rhode Island Monthly "6 spots to ice skate in Rhode Island"

December 23, 2019 - Tockwotton on the Waterfront donates over 200 bags of clothing, will host January drive

December 22, 2019 - AAA Northeast Charitable Giving Committee Donates $5,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island

December 17, 2019 - Newport This Week Features Festive Igloo Pop Up at Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina

December 11, 2019 - Cranston Herald "Champlin Foundation awards $670K in grants to Cranston-based groups"

December 11, 2019 - INSIDER "You can rent 'Harry Potter' and astrology-themed igloos by the beach this winter"

December 10, 2019 - Providence Business News "Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island collecting gloves and mittens for BBBSRI"

December 9, 2019 - Newport RI "Newport Area Holiday Events Calendar"

December 9, 2019 - Daily Hive "Stay cozy this winter by cuddling up in themed igloos at these US resorts"

December 7, 2019 - Travel + Leisure "Escape the Cold in These ‘Harry Potter’ and Astrology-themed Igloos by the Beach"

December 5, 2019 - Warwick Beacon "Free skating, caroling comes with lighting of Warwick's 'real tree'"

December 5, 2019 - The Patch "Holiday Happenings 2019: Newport, East Bay"

December 3, 2019 - Valley Breeze "North Providence Mayor Charles Lombardi's annual holiday party"

December 3, 2019 - Northshore Magazine "How to Spend a Weekend in Newport This Winter"

December 2, 2019 - The Island Now "Going places: Favorite places to go where the holiday spirit glows brightest"


BBBSRI's Tiana Ochoa was profiled this month by the Providence Journal for her hard work and dedication to the community.