The PGMC is proud to announce that the recipient of our 2019 holiday benefit concert is FRIENDS WAY (Families Reaching Into Each New Day). Friends Way is the only family bereavement center in Rhode Island, serving families throughout Southeastern New England. Staffed with highly qualified mental health care professionals and extensively trained community volunteers, they provide peer support to children and their families in a safe and nurturing environment. Their services are free to all families, with 100% of their program funded through fundraising activities and community support.
They give back to the community through the provision of training programs, community outreach and crisis intervention outreach for grieving families. Conducting more than 150 presentations and in-service training workshops about guiding children through their loss and grief, they have become a proven resource for Rhode Island agencies that seek bereavement services for their community members. The PGMC feels an obligation to respect, uplift, and support the work Friends Way does for the children of RI, many of whom could be the future leaders of our community. Please help us help them by making plans to attend our holiday concert in December.
If you would like more information on Friends Way, please visit their website at www.friendsway.org.
The Victoria Alviti Music Foundation, one of many programs across the state that is run by the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School, is part of the Victoria’s Dream Project - named for Victoria Alviti, who was killed in an automobile crash eight years ago at age 22. Her family set up a foundation to honor Victoria’s desire to promote music programs in schools, at a time when some school systems have had to cut back on music and art programs.read more
The recipient of our 2018 holiday benefit concert was the Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts (TAPA). Through a rigorous Arts-Integrated program, TAPA, a public charter school in Providence RI, cultivates artist-scholars who are prepared for collegiate and professional success and leadership in a global society. TAPA develops well-rounded, educated, artistic and professional community leaders who practice service and teamwork.read more
In keeping with our holiday tradition, our 2017 holiday benefit concert was for the RI Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association. We take pride in partnering with a local organization whose mission closely mirrors our own of inclusion, acceptance and finding ways to make this world a better place for all.read more
The 2016 recipient for our Friday benefit concert was the Providence Animal Rescue League (PARL). For a century, PARL has been the haven for hundreds of thousands of unwanted, neglected and abused animals in the Greater Providence area. PARL strives to have programs available to help both the people and animals in our community.read more