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Duffle Bag Bash 2024

August 11 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Adoption RI, the Office of the Child Advocate and Lise M. Iwon invite you to join us at Matunuck Community Association for an afternoon of fun, food, music, games and activities for kids & adults and more – all while helping make a difference in the lives of children in RI state care!

Children in foster and residential care often move from placement to placement throughout their lives, keeping and transporting their belongings in trash bags. The Duffle Bag Bash, now in its 9th year, is an outdoor event that helps make those moves a little less difficult, with an admission ‘fee’ of a brand-new rolling duffle bag or suitcase and/or a $25 gift card for adults, and one brand-new backpack for children. By providing children and teens with their own brand-new duffle bag or suitcase, they have a safe and dignified place to keep their personal items when changing placements.

No child should have to move around with their belongings in nothing but a trash bag.

The public and media are invited to this great event. Guests are asked to pre-register at DuffleBagBash2024.eventbrite.com, though walk-ins are welcomed. For more media information call Donna Rivera at 617-549-2621 or email drivera@adoptionri.org or contact Bridget Gieseke at 401-865-6000 x324 or bgieseke@adoptionri.org. Anyone interested in helping but unable to attend may drop off their donation at: Adoption RI, 290 West Exchange St., Suite 100, Providence or make it online at: weblink.donorperfect.com/dufflebagbash2024.


August 11
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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