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Child & Family Announces a Matching Gift of $25,000 towards their 8th Annual Townsend Luncheon from The Aramli Foundation and BedJet

The Luncheon will benefit Child & Family programs and will be held on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, from noon to 1pm, at OceanCliff Hotel & Resort in Newport, RI.

PHOTO: Ida & Mark Aramli, provided by Newport This Week

Middletown (RI) June 15, 2022Child & Family’s 8th Annual Townsend Luncheon celebrates Ellen Townsend and her founding of Child & Family, originally an orphanage called the Home for Friendless Children, in 1866. This year’s luncheon will highlight the important work of providing the continuum of care for the children, families, and elders Child & Family serves throughout Rhode Island. The event will be an elegant sit-down lunch, at the spectacular OceanCliff Hotel in Newport, RI, with speakers to include Child & Family leadership, Community Partners, and clients.

The Aramli Foundation, founded by Mark and Ida Aramli of Newport, RI in 2020, is a private charitable foundation intended to support families and children in need, and is funded directly by proceeds from the BedJet company, owned by Mark and Ida. The Foundation’s mission is most heavily focused on vulnerable children and family in the area surrounding the BedJet headquarters in Newport, RI. Since the mission of Child & Family mirrors The Aramli Foundation so closely, Mark and Ida have thrown down a challenge during the human and health service agency’s annual Townsend Luncheon on June 22nd. They will match donations made during the event’s Fund the Mission up to $25,000! CLICK HERE to make a gift! This gift will make a direct impact on those whom Child & Family serves.

The event’s keynote speaker will be a Child & Family client from their Supportive Housing program. Child & Family’s Supportive Housing Program provides safe, secure housing to homeless families with children in Newport, RI. Through participation in this Program, parents are provided with wraparound case management and access to a continuum of care that provides the resources necessary for them to secure permanent housing and improve the overall health and wellbeing of their families. Up to 12 families each year, or 45 individuals, will directly benefit from the program. The program is 100% philanthropy-funded through generous Community Partners, like Mark and Ida Aramli.

Child & Family is grateful to all of our 2022 Community Partners including The Aramli Foundation, BedJet, BayCoast Bank, NewportFed Charitable Foundation, the HarborOne Foundation, Bowen’s Wharf Company, Citizens Bank, Affiliated Insurance Managers, BankNewport, Berkshire Bank, Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI, Gil’s Appliances, Corrigan Financial, Secure Networks, People’s Credit Union, our host venue and caterer OceanCliff Hotel, our event photographer Allan Millora Photography, our dedicated Child & Family’s Development & Communications Committee members and all the generous supporters who give to Child & Family all year round.

To learn more, or to donate, please visit
For more information, please contact Jennifer Whelihan at (401) 848-4141 or

About Child & Family:
Established in 1866, the mission of Child & Family is to strengthen families, their members, and the communities in which they live. Child & Family offers a variety of comprehensive services to help individuals and families cope with numerous complex social problems that require immediate or long-term intervention. Through multiple programs encompassing a wide range of evidenced-based programs for individuals of all ages, as well as residential treatment programs for children and youth involved in the Rhode Island child welfare system, the agency impacts thousands of Rhode Islanders each year.

As one of the largest social service agencies in the state, Child & Family operates Community Centers in both Middletown and Providence, residential homes for youth in Aquidneck Island, Sandpipers Early Learning Center in Middletown, a Supportive Housing program for homeless parent(s) and their children, Family Preservation Programs, Elders Services, Independent Living Programs, Foster Care and more. To learn more please visit or call (401) 849-2300. Child & Family is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, number 23-7058381

31 John Clarke Road                                   1268 Eddy Street
Middletown, RI 02842                                Providence, RI 02905
(401) 849-2300                                            (401) 781-3669

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