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Please Join Child & Family for their 7th Annual Townsend Campaign & Auction Birthday Celebration June 16-18, 2021

Middletown (RI) June 1, 2021– In 2021, Child & Family will celebrate their 155th birthday of serving Rhode Islanders in need! They invite you to celebrate with them to make a direct impact on the at-risk youth, families, and elders in their care. The 7th Annual Townsend Campaign & Auction Birthday Celebration will run online from Wednesday, June 16th starting at 9 am, and end on Friday, June 18, 2021, at 5 pm.

The COVID-19 health pandemic is a multi-pronged threat to our systems of health and social and racial justice, exacerbating homelessness, job loss, food insecurity and substance use disorder affecting many people disproportionately. The concurrent pandemics undermine the safety of our vulnerable children and families. The Townsend Campaign & Auction is raising basic needs funds to address these issues for Child & Family clients in need and to strengthen the fabric of our communities, as Child & Family has been doing for 155 years. Please help celebrate the legacy of Child & Family with a Happy Birthday gift that will create lasting and positive change! Your gift can make a life-changing impact on Rhode Island families in need! Please donate!

A great way to make a gift is by making a bid at the Townsend Campaign online auction. There are once in a lifetime experiences, such as playing tennis on the lawn of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, a fabulous trip to Tuscany, and sails around Newport Harbor! There are amazing gift items such as luxury watches from Saltzman’s Watches of Newport and so much more! To get a preview on the online auction, please visit

Child & Family would like to thank their 2021 Townsend Campaign & Auction Co-Chairs Kelly Powers & Kathleen Rendos, their Child & Family Development & Communications Committee members, as well as their dedicated community partners who support the agency year-round through support of programs like their Supportive Housing program, Foster Care program, Elders program, and so much more. Special thanks to Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI, Citizens Bank, Berkshire Bank, BedJet, People’s Credit Union, Bowen’s Wharf Company, the Kiwanis Club of Newport, A1 Roofing and Construction Company, Gil’s Appliance, the Newport Rotary, BankNewport, the John Clarke Trust, Saccucci Honda, and the Kimberly Pucci Vault.

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