- CW Home
- CW Weather
- CW Sports
- CW Contests
Project Undercover Hosts “A Taste of Summer” to Reduce Diaper Need
Fundraiser brings together 8 local food purveyors to help RI children in poverty
Providence, RI – Project Undercover, the only organization in Rhode Island that works exclusively to reduce diaper need, has announced its “hottest event of the year,” A Taste of Summer. The fundraiser, which will include tastings from 8 local food purveyors, will be held Thursday, August 20 from 5:30-8:30pm at Aqua at the Providence Marriott (1 Orms St., Providence). All funds raised will support Project Undercover’s mission of providing diapers, socks, and underwear to Rhode Island children from newborn to age 7 living in poverty.
The event brings together The Capital Grille, The Duck & Bunny, The Backyard Food Company, Trinity Brewhouse, La Creperie, Wes’ Rib House, Sicilia’s Pizzeria, and host location Aqua, all of which will be offering seasonal samples for attendees. Trinity Brewhouse will also offer beer tastings. There will be live jazz courtesy of Travis Colby and Doug Woolverton, a photo booth, and a silent auction. Attendees are encouraged to wear their best summer attire. Tickets are available for $25 at projectundercover.org until August 18; they will also be available at the door for $35.
Event co-chair and Project Undercover board member Stephanie Oster Wilmarth emphasized that this is intended to be a fun and casual opportunity to get to know Project Undercover and its mission. “People don’t realize that a lack of clean, dry diapers is a problem affecting thousands of families throughout Rhode Island – and they also don’t realize how easy it is to help solve this problem,” she said. “Our mission is simple and it’s one that allows people to make a real impact on the life of a child. We estimate that for every $1,000 raised at this event, we will be able to provide a full month of diapers for 38 children in need.”
About Project Undercover
Over 45,000 kids in Rhode Island don’t have access to clean, new underwear, socks, and diapers. Project Undercover provides these necessities to children living in poverty by engaging communities, increasing public awareness, and partnering with social service providers to distribute these items to families in need. Project Undercover’s goal is to meet the emergency needs of these 45,000 kids by supplying 1,000,000 diapers and 180,000 pairs of underwear and socks every year. Learn more at projectundercover.org.
(release from Project Undercover)