Be Kind RI is a free program connecting volunteers with volunteer projects in their communities.
Managed and funded in partnership with the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, Age Friendly Rhode Island and Family Service of Rhode Island (FSRI), and Nesterly, a social enterprise that connects empty nesters with people looking for affordable housing. Be Kind RI helps high-risk individuals and communities receive the help they needed during COVID-19, particularly food assistance. through the use of Nesterly’s Good Neighbors technology. Be Kind RI is operating in all 39 cities and towns in the State of Rhode Island.
Be Kind RI is operating in all 39 cities and towns in the State of Rhode Island and is controlled by Nesterly, Inc.
How does Be Kind RI work?
BeKindRI is a free platform that connects at-risk individuals and older adults, who need to maintain social distancing during the pandemic, with volunteers in their community. After an individual submits a request for a store or food pantry delivery, BeKindRI will reach out to the volunteer community to locate a compatible volunteer. Requests can be made online or via a dedicated phone number. The volunteer will then contact the recipient directly via email or phone to facilitate the delivery.
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