Bowled Over 2018: We Raised $9,000!

On March 4th SRIV held our annual Edna Bernier Memorial 'Bowled Over' event at Old Mountain Lanes! More than ever, your support is appreciated with the increase in government cuts hitting the non-profit sector.  Unfortunately, our elderly do not have the funds to offset expenses if our services are no longer available.

It is local businesses and community members like you, who understand the need to give back to our seniors through our key fundraising events.  Your show of support for SRIV’s 'Bowled Over' event helped raise $9,000!!  These funds will be used to carry out our flagship programs, including:


  • Over 11,682 meals prepared by Meals on Wheels delivered to 65 home bound seniors in South Kingstown and Narragansett
  • Over 100+ seniors received meals as part of our expansion efforts to Charlestown, Westerly, Richmond/Hopkinton, Jamestown, and North Kingstown
  • 2,640 bags of groceries (that's 39,600 lbs. of food!) delivered to 55 homebound seniors once a month from local food pantries


  • 3,024 hours of weekly grocery shopping assistance to local seniors
  • 435 rides to healthcare provider appointments for homebound seniors


  • 1,288 companion visits made to help over 25 local seniors facing isolation


  • 20 seniors were provided with minor home repair, yard clean ups & snow removal

With your continued support for SRIV, our mission to help our local seniors in need can continue! Your big heart, has a big impact.  We extend a BIG thank you!  Check out some of the pictures below taken the day of the event, thanks to our wonderful volunteer & marketing diva, Lori Stedman!

Thank you to our event sponsors!

A.B. Hoxie Inc., Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, Matunuck Fire Department, Northup's Service Center, Gates Insurance, Tuckertown Fire Department, People's Credit Union, Stasiunas Construction, Baud Builders, South County Smiles Dr. Joe DiSano, Kara J. Scott, Esq., Charlestown Wine & Spirits, Village at Worden's Pond, Lise M. Iwon, Esq., George Sherman Sand & Gravel, Graphic Expressions, The Rathskeller, and the Coutu Family!

Thank you to the business that provided in-kind donations for our event!

Stop & Shop in Westerly, Cumberland Farms in Charlestown, 99 Restaurant & Pub, Dunkin Donuts on Tower Hill Rd, The Mews Tavern, Rock Spot Climbing, Charlestown Mini Super, Entertainment Cinemas- South Kingstown, Robert Anthony Salon

Join us for Bowled Over: March 4th!

On March 4th, 2018 SRIV is putting on our 3rd Annual Edna Bernier Memorial Bowling Event at Old Mountain Lanes!  This is a family friendly event featuring participant prizes/awards, cash & basket raffles to win, and loads of fun!

The participant cost is $20 per person, which includes 3 hours of bowling from noon to 3 PM; (limited lane availability/first come, first served).  No more than 8 bowlers per lane.  Also included with the participant cost is a pizza lunch with soda and water, shoe rental and a great day of fun & entertainment. (Raffle tickets available for purchase).

An incentive for bowlers to help raise critical support funding for our senior services is our pledge drive.  Bowlers who collect pledge that are turned in on March 4th when the sign in for bowling begins, will be eligible for gift card giveaways that will happen every 15 minutes throughout the day.  The top pledge raiser will win $100 cash and a $25 gift card.  Bowlers do no have to collect pledges to participate.

All funds raised for this event support SRIV's Independent Aging Program Services.  This program is a key resource for seniors that provides transportation to medical appointments, grocery stores, and food pantries.  Our team also delivers prepared meals (meals on wheels), food from local food pantries and grocery stores to support nutritional and healthy diets.  Our volunteers also provide visitation for isolated and frail seniors.  

Here is how SRIV, our volunteers, and our donors made a difference for hundreds in 2017:

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SRIV continues to provide these vital services because of the generous support of our donors, like you!  Without the partnerships of volunteers, time, & funding, our seniors could not depend on this assistance.  These services help our aging neighbors, including elderly relatives of many of us, who desire to age in place, in the homes they love & feel safe in with dignity and independence because of a little helping hand.  This is not a hand-out, this is a hand-up to our most mature citizens; it's respect, it's honor, and it's love!

To be an individual sponsor for this event, please complete the registration to bowl.  Make your check payable to SRIV.  Return form & check by March 1, 2018.  The portion of your $20 bowling registration that is tax deductible is $10.  If you are donating to support the senior services, your donation is fully tax deductible and can be made here.

If you have any questions please contact us at 401-552-7661 or email  Thank you for your support!

Mailing address: PO Box 1047 Charlestown, RI 02813

Did you know that 1 in 11 seniors face hunger each day?

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Did you know that 1 in 11 seniors face hunger each day?  That number might seem shocking but that is the reality.  If YOU had the opportunity to help change that statistic, would you?

Southern Rhode Island Volunteers has been bringing meals and support to over 45 seniors per month. With continued support from people like you, nutritious meals can continuously be provided to those who need it most. 

You can help us this #GIVINGTUESDAY, November 28th, by supporting our charitable on-line donation drive to help ensure meals and miles happen this season.  Just a $10 donation helps bring 275 meals a month to seniors in need in our community.  Please share this story and discover how good it feels to share the meaning of giving thanks.

SRIV's Annual Holiday Luncheon for Office Volunteers

A sincere thank you to the volunteers who help to support all of the volunteers at SRIV, the neighbors in need, and services provided each year.  Thank you Louise, Eileen and John we couldn't do this without you.  Kathy B. thank you for all the food you prepared for the in-house volunteers. 

A big thank you to our student volunteers from the Transition Academy of Westerly for all you do each week at SRIV.  We wish you all continued success.

Shannon, Dan, Tanner, and all our service volunteers this year thank you for your efforts.

And, finally to Shooter and Briar our canine volunteers, thank you for lifting spirits and adding to our family on your visits to the office.  Enjoy the bones!


 Southern Rhode Island Volunteers' Office Dogs Briar (above) and Shooter (below) wishing everyone some holiday cheer!

Southern Rhode Island Volunteers' Office Dogs Briar (above) and Shooter (below) wishing everyone some holiday cheer!

Feeling Thankful for Food Delivery Volunteers

Sending out a special thank you to all the volunteers who delivered the Jonnycake Center of Peace Dale's special Thanksgiving groceries this morning! Over 80 deliveries were made and this would not have been possible without volunteers and those who donate food to make this program possible. Thank you for ensuring everyone enjoys a warm Thanksgiving meal!