Supporting the surrounding communities is an important priority for DiPrete Engineering. This holiday season, employees are donating to both the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and to Amos House, a leading social service agency in Rhode Island.
In November, the team collected non-perishable food which was donated to the food bank and then distributed to pantries throughout the state.
“By giving through the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, we are reaching the communities that many of our employees live in,” said Karen King, Managing Director of Administration at DiPrete. “Hunger and poverty have no geographic bounds.”
This month the team is supporting Amos House, which provides direct support services to the hungry, homeless, and unemployed. Their services include a soup kitchen which serves hot meals six days a week, transitional and supportive housing, and workforce and literacy training in addition to a host of other services.
DiPrete Engineering is collecting new, unwrapped gifts for all ages to give to the Amos House Community Shopping day. The shopping day is held for Amos House clients to “shop” for gifts based on their individual and family needs. Donated items are set up as a “store”, so that clients have an opportunity to personally select items for their families.
“We are collecting anything and everything from name brand and educational toys, to gifts for teens and adults,” said Karen. “Anything to help brighten the holiday season for families in need.”
To find your local food pantry, visit: http://rifoodbank.org/find-food/