Child & Family is private non-profit human and health service agency that has proudly served children, families, and seniors throughout Rhode Island since 1866.

[ngg src=”galleries” ids=”5″ display=”basic_thumbnail”]Sunday, October 23, 2022
to benefit our Child & Family Programs

The event runs from 5 PM to 8 PM
VIP Reception starts at 4:30 PM

The online auction will start Thursday, October 20, 2022, at 9 am and will close at 8 pm Sunday, October 23, 2022.

Event Ticket: $150
Make-A-Difference Ticket: $250includes access to VIP Reception
Special “Party of 5” Event Ticket Package: 5 tickets for $650
Special “Party of 10” Event Ticket Package: 10 tickets for $1250

A guest list will be held at the door; no tickets will be mailed.

Held at the Wyndham Newport Hotel, Middletown, RI 02842

CLICK HERE to make your donation!

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

Taste is a celebration of the BEST Rhode Island has to offer. While events in 2022 continue to look a little different than years past, we can assure you Taste will be a joyful celebration with many community leaders, dignitaries, and friends of Child & Family present. Taste of Newport is always a tremendous social and fundraising success that provides direct support to the children, families, and seniors Child & Family serves.

As in years past, guests will enjoy a sumptuous variety of passed small plates and tempting tasting stations, presented by an array of the finest area restaurants, caterers, beverage vendors, and confectioners. Guests will enjoy an extended period of tasting, sipping, and mingling, along with the opportunity to bid on tempting silent auction offerings, all while learning about the important work of Child & Family throughout Rhode Island.

            The giving starts NOW and culminates with an online auction.
Please note: Our online auction is currently being built with exciting new additions arriving daily so please continue to check back.


Child & Family’s 2022 Taste of Newport Co-Chairs:
Mark & Ida Aramli
with The Aramli Foundation

The Aramli Foundation, founded by husband/wife Mark and Ida Aramli, 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 is grateful for the support provided by Mark and Ida and look forward to having them co-chair our 39th Annual Taste of Newport event on Sunday, October 23, 2022.

If you are interested in supporting Taste as a Community Partner, learn more HERE.

If you would like to join Taste as a Restaurant Partner, learn more HERE.

If you would like to donate towards our event’s silent auction, learn more HERE.

Payments for Community Partner sponsorships, tickets, and donations may be made online or via check or donor-advised funds. Checks payable to “Child & Family” may be mailed to Child & Family, Attn: Jennifer Whelihan, 31 John Clarke Rd, Middletown, RI 02842. Credit card payments may also be taken over the phone by calling our office, 401-848-4141.

CLICK HERE to make your donation!

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

For questions, contact Jennifer Whelihan, at or 401-848-4141.
Child & Family is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, number 23-7058381.
Thank you for your support!

Special thanks to our friends Kim Fuller with Kim Fuller – Born to Rise™ Photography and Imaj Associates for the photos used in our Taste of Newport invitation. 



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