By: Traci Picard
November 29, 2016
As we come together with family and friends over this holiday season, we may naturally take a moment to think about our great fortune. To be alive, to be together, to gather with food and friends. Our thoughts might also turn to those organizations trying to create positive change in our communities. How might we give back to them? What can we do to help support the organizations working to make a better Rhode Island for all of us?
There are a variety of non-profit organizations doing great work across the state. Social Enterprise Greenhouse helps ‘do well, do good’ businesses take root in Rhode Island, and provides them with opportunities to grow into thriving social enterprises. One of our programs is the SEG Hub, our social enterprise co-working space. Since its inception in 2015 we’ve grown the Hub into two floors of shared workspaces, offices and meeting rooms. Through donations we are able to offer nearly ⅓ of our Hub members a scholarship to use the space.
We can give to our neighbors in many ways, according to our ability. Volunteer, make donations, advocate for policy and share information about these organizations and their work! We think giving back to our community is always in season. But today, Tuesday, November 29th is Giving Tuesday; a day that some set aside to prioritize making donations amidst the flurry of holiday spending. You might also check to see if your employer matches donations on this special day.
Let’s make the holiday giving season better than ever, together!
To support the Social Enterprise Greenhouse in providing scholarships to our Hub, or to support the work we do to create and foster social entrepreneurs in Rhode Island consider a gift to to SEG by donating here: SEG Giving Tuesday.
Here are some of the non-profit organizations that call the SEG Hub home. Perhaps you might also consider making a donation to or volunteering with some of these outstanding organizations:
Venture Development Assistant
Traci Picard is a VISTA serving as Venture Development assistant here at SEG. She comes from the world of alternative health, running a small herbal business and teaching classes like Critical Thinking for Herbalists and Asking Better Questions. Traci is also a writer pursuing a Journalism degree, a mother of 3 and a passionate fan of books and the Public Library. Born in Providence, she has lived all over but continues to return home.