Newport Hospital
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Philanthropy News

Newport Hospital’s Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund Awards $149,520 in Grants to Local Youth Programs

Twenty-three organizations whose work helps Newport County kids lead healthier lives receive funding

The days are longer and the sunshine is becoming warmer, making it the perfect recipe for local children to get outside and enjoy some good, old fashioned physical activity. To make sure there’s plenty of opportunities available to them, Newport Hospital and its Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund have awarded $149,520 in Powered by Prince grants to 23 organizations whose programs help kids across Newport County lead healthier lives.

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An outpouring of support

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Dozens of local businesses, community groups and individuals rally around Aquidneck Island’s only hospital with gifts of gratitude for frontline workers

Amid Crisis, Community’s Outpouring of Support Invigorates Newport Hospital

During the unprecedented health crisis that has turned our state, the country and world on its end, dozens of Aquidneck Island businesses, individuals and community groups have rallied around Newport Hospital, making significant in-kind donations to frontline workers and staff.

From breakfast pastries and coffee, to custom masks, hearty lunches, restaurant prepared dinners and special treats, the community’s outpouring of generosity has been on full display since March and continues daily.

“It is nothing short of amazing to witness the incredible ways our neighbors are supporting the staff of their hospital – Newport Hospital truly belongs to the community,” said Crista F. Durand, president of Newport Hospital. “All of us have been deeply affected by this pandemic, including those who have set aside their own challenges to make a difference for others. I know none of us will ever forget these acts of kindness”.

Just a few examples among the more than 1,000 meals (and counting) gifted to Newport Hospital staff are doughnuts from Liberty Donuts, artisan sandwiches by The Red Parrot, dinners from Midtown Oyster Bar and Fluke Newport, some 200 boxes of Girl Scout cookies, and 1,800 specialty dessert cups.

“What the selfless gestures bestowed upon our caregivers and staff have meant to all of us is something I don’t think could ever be expressed with words,” said Pam McLaughlin, Newport Hospital’s director of patient experience. “We exist to care for our community, and it is our community that cares for us.”

Generous in-kind donors to Newport Hospital, through April 24, include:

A1 Pizza, Anastasia, BedJet, Bagel Boys, Bodhi Spa, CRU Café, Domino’s Pizza, Dunkin’, Feeding the Front Line, Fluke Newport, French Confection, Girl Scouts, Guittard Chocolate Co., Hollywood Pizza, Hungry Monkey, IYRS School of Technology & Trades, Joe’s American Bistro, King Arthur Flour, Kitchen Companion Catering, Le Bec Sucre’, Liberty Donuts, Lobster Bar, Lois Vaughn Music, Ma’s Donuts, McDonald’s, McGrath Clambakes and Catering, Metropolitan Wealth Management, Midtown Oyster Bar, Newport Creamery, Newport Dental Associates, Nikolas Pizza, Norey’s, Papa Gino’s/D’Angelo, Pick Pocket Deli, Scratch Kitchen, Slim Possible, St. Michael’s School, Surf Club, The Black Pearl, The Clarke Family, The JAN Companies, The Landing Restaurant, The Red Parrot, Zelda’s Newport