National Month of Hope
—April 2023
April is National Month of Hope and we just had to share some of the AMAZING work the kindness and compassion of so many empowered us to do this month. It takes a village to spread the Purpose & Love our program is designed to spread, and we LOVE ours! 
1st Volunteer Event to Support Help the Homeless RI
Members of the Premeer Real Estate team, a student from Wheeler School, a student from Blackstone Academy Charter, and a compassionate RI resident prepared 80 bagged lunches delivered to unsheltered neighbors in Pawtucket. The need is growing and we were honored to step in and spread some Purpose & Love with our friends at Help the Homeless.


“Every child needs to be fed during the school day. Period,”
Rep. Justine Caldwell 
(D-Dist. 30, East Greenwich, West Greenwich)
When Congress defunded the Universal Lunch Program, we prioritized getting meals into the hands of school-aged children who were missing the income threshold for free or reduced-priced lunches. Coupled with emergency SNAP benefits ending at the end of March, the ability to meet basic food needs was significantly impacted for many. Be part of this important work with us – consider donating a meal or writing to your local representatives & encourage them to support the legislation introduced earlier this year to make school lunch free for all public school students in Rhode Island. Get involved – Learn More.


401 Gives Weekend
We joined more than 500 non-profits in Rhode Island as part of 401 Gives - Weekend Edition. We set a lofty goal, and were humbled by the support and generosity demonstrated the entire weekend. As a result, we're able to expand our reach - providing meals to 450 more tables across Rhode Island. Every meal counts and every dollar gifted goes directly to those who need a little help, in the form of balanced, nourishing meals for those who cannot meet their basic food needs every day. Together, we ARE making a difference. 
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Bring in Spring! Join Us for Our 3rd Floral Arranging Fundraiser
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We can't do what we do without the support of others.
Please help us feed the need in R.I.
With Purpose & Love,
Jenn & Jen XO
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