RI – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined members of the City Council, public
safety officials, and community leaders who have been named to the PVD Gives
commission for the unveiling of the City’s first Donation Station at Kennedy
Plaza. The retrofitted parking meter is one of ten stations that will be
installed across the city to collect funds that will support local
organizations that provide housing and services to those in need.
Gives and the new Donation Stations make it easier to give back,” said Mayor
Jorge Elorza. “Our collective generosity can make all the difference in the
lives of those striving to get back on their feet. I encourage visitors and
residents to chip in and be part of the solution.”
September of last year, Mayor Elorza announced the creation of PVD Gives, a
citywide program creating clear avenues for Providence visitors and residents
to donate to local organizations that provide support and assistance to
individuals experiencing homelessness. The program collects donations through
the Stations and online at www.pvdgives.org.
addition to the Station at Kennedy Plaza, in the coming weeks Stations will be
installed at the intersections of Thayer Street and Angell Street, Chalkstone
Avenue and Academy Avenue, Hopkins Square at Branch Avenue and Charles Street,
Broad Street and Colfax Street, Broad Street and Pearl Street, Broadway and
Knight Street, DePasquale Square on Atwells Avenue fronting Spruce Street,
Wayland Square, and the Joseph A Doorley Jr. Municipal Building at 444
Westminster Street. Additional signage for program promotion will be installed
in 30 locations across the city.
collected through the program will be distributed to eligible local non-profit
organizations after a competitive grants process which is slated to begin in
March 2018. The PVD Gives commission which will review applications is composed
of five members, including the Mayor or his designee, three mayoral appointees
and one appointee by the City Council President. Lieutenant Henry Remolina of
the Providence Police Department has been named Mayor Elorza’s designee.
interested in applying for funding should visit www.pvdgives.org/apply. Funds
will be awarded on a semi-annual basis in June and December.
Elorza also allocated $200,000 in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget to support Amos
House’s A Hand Up, an effective program that provides employment
opportunities for the homeless.