3 Easy Ways to Give Local

It's a simple idea: Give where you live. And this year, WBNA makes it simple to do, by organizing three local giving opportunities that promise a positive impact in the lives of neighbors.



Through Thursday, November 9. Our 2nd annual West Side Schools Food Drive is a community-led food drive to help families in need at three of our local public schools. This drive helps fill Holiday Food Baskets distributed to families before the Thanksgiving holiday. See our list of suggested food donations, or donate a $20 grocery gift card online, a super easy way to give!

Donations of new canned/packaged food items as well as grocery gift cards can be dropped off through November 9 at WBNA Headquarters (M-Th, 8:30am-5pm) and at WBNA's Trick or Treat on Dexter Street event on Saturday, October 28 (4-6pm) in Dexter Park.

You can also drop off items anytime at our donation bins now located at Seven Stars Bakery on Broadway, Hudson Street Deli, and Sin Bakery (please no gift cards in these public bins, but cards can be easily and securely ordered online)!


Through Tuesday, November 21. For 21 years, the Buy Nothing Day Coat Exchange has brought coats and warm things to Providence families annually on the day after Thanksgiving. This year, WBNA asks you to help us collect a large amount of NEW AND GENTLY USED coats, gloves, hats, and scarves for CHILDREN AND ADULTS in support of this effort.

Clean out your closets or buy some new, warm, winter outerwear for neighbors in need. See our list of needed items and learn more about this effort here. Drop off donations through November 21 at WBNA Headquarters (M-Th, 8:30am-5pm).

#3 ) West end community center HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE

Through Friday, December 15. WBNA is collecting new and unwrapped toys for the West End Community Center Holiday Toy Drive, benefitting children ages 18 months to 13 years of age who attend WECC's toddler, preschool and youth programs. WECC appreciates your donations of toys that promote learning and healthy play.

Drop off donations at WBNA Headquarters (M-Th, 8:30am-5pm) through December 14, or at WECC (109 Bucklin Street, Providence) through December 15. Read more about the WECC Holiday Toy Drive and this important West End organization that is more than 40 years old.


WBNA's Live Local, Give Local community giving campaign was started by neighbors who want to help people in need in our community and help support partner organizations that are helping neighbors. We know that there are charitable causes far-and-wide that deserve your support this season. We thank you for also considering those in need who are living in our community.