Community Involvement with Adoption Rhode Island comes in all kinds of ways. We are grateful to have so many members of the community helping us help the children and although we can not list them all, here are a few examples of how are community partners are helping us….
Thank You David Silverman for Caring about Kids in Care!
The day was simply SUPER thanks to David Silverman of David Silverman Photography who, once again donated his time and talent to bring joy, laughs, and perhaps even their own inner empowerment to over 40 children currently in state care waiting for permanency.
Our office was filled with the smiling faces of 40+ children all here to get photos taken by professional photographer and friend of Adoption RI, David Silverman. David has volunteered his services for a few years now offering, not only professional quality photos for our website, but a day where siblings and friends separated in care can come hang out, have fun, create memories and in the case of his most recent shoot, dress up as super heroes! Oh, and the laughter!!! No one makes kids laugh and actually enjoy getting their picture taken like David can. Each child will get copies of their photos to help remember this special day. (Some even include photos of themselves wearing a Patriots Super Bowl ring, as David is a photographer for the NE Patriots!) We cannot thank David enough for his commitment to our mission and his compassion for each and every child he meets each time he provides this opportunity for children in care to show a little more of their personality to prospective families!
A Better Place
Thank you to Sony Records and recording artist, Rachel Platten for granting ARI the rights to “A Better Place” – a song we feel truly speaks to the adoption community and how community involvement in our mission helps provide ‘A Better Place’ so many children and families impacted by foster care and adoption. streaming only from the ARI website. Please be mindful that through the license granted we are only allowed to stream this video via our website and sharing it in a way other is not permitted and may result in revocation of rights and/or other penalties.
Cardi’s Furniture Cares!
We cannot thank Nick, Ron and Peter Cardi enough for their continued support and compassion for our mission! From billboards to television features, radio spots to newspaper ads – and so much more!! The Cardi’s genuinely care about children in foster care!
Project Sand Angels
WE DID IT – We broke a World Record!! Many thanks to the Lions of Rhode Island District 42 who hosted Project Sand Angels, a community event to benefit Adoption Rhode Island, raise awareness about adoption from foster care, and to break a a Guinness Book World Record! With the help of several area Lions Clubs, sponsors, community friends & supporters and anyone who happened to be available at Narragansett Town Beach, over 600 people took to the sand on May 7th to make simultaneous sand angels and break the previous Guinness World Record of 400! We could not be more grateful to this dedicated group for choosing Adoption Rhode Island as the beneficiary of this amazing event. As a result of the Lions fundraising efforts around Project Sand Angels, District 42 presented us with a check for $14,326! For more information about the project visit facebook.com/projectsandangels or visit gofundme.com/psangels.