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A Helping Hand

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Hundreds of Rhode Islanders working at restaurants, hotels and in the tourism industry have gotten a helping hand over the past 18 months from a special fund created by the a nonprofit arm of The Rhode Island Hospitality Association. Its mission is to give financial help to those with unexpected expenses. Jim Hummel introduces us to the manager of a Providence restaurant who woke up one day in a hospital bed after undergoing emergency neurosurgery.

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Highlighting Community Heroes

About Rhode Island Spotlight

The Rhode Island Spotlight is a 501(c)3 non-profit. The mission of the Rhode Island Spotlight is to highlight and celebrate community heroes, both individuals and organizations, that are making a significant, positive difference for fellow Rhode Islanders.


By putting these organizations in the Spotlight, we provide them an opportunity to increase volunteers, donations and clients served. 



Rhode Island Spotlight Videos Produce Results

We surveyed organizations that have been featured on Rhode Island Spotlight and this is what they said:

30% saw a slight or significant increase in volunteers

93% saw a slight or significant increase in

the number of clients served

53% saw a significant increase


84% saw a slight or significant increase in donations

28% saw a significant increase

Your Donation Does So Much More Than Support The Rhode Island Spotlight

Your Donation Will Help Us Continue This Work