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Child & Family Host 39th Annual Taste of Newport Sunday, October 23, 2022

Middletown (RI) September 21, 2022 – Child & Family is excited to announce a return to an in-person 39th Annual Taste of Newport Sunday, October 23, 2022, at the Wyndham Newport Hotel in Middletown. You can learn more about Taste, including a preview of auction items and participating restaurants, at

Taste is Child & Family’s signature event raising millions of dollars over the past four decades to support Child & Family programs. It’s a joyful celebration of the BEST Rhode Island has to offer with the finest restaurants, caterers, beverage vendors, and confectioners. Guests will enjoy tastes and sips from the finest area food and beverage vendors, along with the opportunity to bid on tempting silent auction offerings available online and at Taste. The online auction will start Thursday, October 20, 2022, at 9 am and will close at 8 pm Sunday, October 23, 2022. Together with generous donors, Child & Family brings hope, comfort, and support to thousands of Rhode Islanders every year.

The annual fundraiser benefits the many Rhode Island families, children, and older adults who use Child & Family programs and services during times of crisis. The past few years have been challenging for everyone, but has hurt the children, families, and older adults Child & Family serves most of all.

The Honorary 2022 Co-Chairs forTaste are Mark and Ida Aramli with The Aramli Foundation. The Aramli Foundation is a new private charitable foundation intended to support families and children in need and is funded directly by proceeds from the BedJet company, enabled by the over 100,000 units sold by the BedJet company and its continued emergence as a national sleep brand. The Foundation’s mission is most heavily focused on children and family needs in the area surrounding the BedJet headquarters in Newport, RI.

Child & Family would also like to send their sincerest “thank you” to the community partners that support their programs year-round; this includes The Aramli Foundation, BedJet, BayCoast Bank, Affiliated Insurance Managers, Bowen’s Wharf Company, Kiwanis Club of Newport, Citizens, Berkshire Bank, BankNewport, Blue Cross Blue Shield RI, Gustave White Sotheby’s International Realty, Hilb Group of New England, IGT, Magellan Health, Neighborhood Health Plan of RI, Newport Hospital, PKF O’Connor Davies, Regan Heating and Air Conditioning, Secure Networks, Family Service of RI, Gil’s Appliances, Corrigan Financial, Brady Sullivan Properties, People’s Credit Union, Salve Regina University, Imaj Associates, our Development & Communications Committee Co-Chair Lynette Dawley, and all the dedicated volunteers with their Development & Communications Committee.

Your gift will make a life-changing impact on families. To make a donation, purchase event tickets, or to learn more, visit

If you would like to join Taste as a participating Restaurant, sponsor, or would like to donate an auction item, please contact Jennifer Whelihan, Director of Development & Communications, at or (401) 848-4141.


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 Newport County, 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.

31 John Clarke Road                                  1268 Eddy Street

Middletown, RI 02842                               Providence, RI 02905

(401) 849-2300                                            (401) 781-3669

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