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Total Pledges: $7,420.00
Total Donations: $525.00 on GoFundMe

TOTAL RAISED: $7,945.00!

31.78% Raised Towards R.I.CAN's Goal!




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Freezin' For a Reason!

Dear Friends:

The RI CAN Polar Plunge is an annual fundraising effort on New Year’s Day at Charlestown Town Beach to benefit Rhode Island Center Assisting those in Need (RI CAN), the largest emergency food distribution center in southern Rhode Island (

For the last four years, teams of families, friends and work buddies celebrate the New Year by raising money in support of RI CAN for jumping into the freezing waters of the Atlantic. It’s a great tradition, creating memories to last a lifetime!

After the Plunge, we celebrate at The Breachway Grill on Charlestown Beach Road ( and warm up with delicious pizza, cash bar and live music by BOAT CAKE.

Generous folks from all over the state have rallied fellow plungers and supporters to help RI CAN continue its vital work in providing emergency food, shelter, clothing and other basic needs. The momentum is gaining … in 2011, the event raised $8,500; in 2012, $12,500; in 2013, $18,500; and in 2014, $24,277. Our goal for 2015 is $25,000. We can do it but we need your help.

We’re asking for a suggested donation of $100 to plunge for RI CAN. That’s only $10 from 10 friends or $20 from 5 friends. Come on … who doesn’t have 5 friends that would want to see a picture of them freezin’ for a reason?!

Please consider joining us on January 1, 2015 at Charlestown Town Beach. Check in is at 11:30 am with Plunge at 12:00 pm sharp!

Best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season.

The RICAN cares about all people and their rights for shelter, basic needs, and justice. We take an active role as advocates for those less fortunate, facing disabilities or illness. Emergency services and case management is available to any family in crisis. Assessment referrals and onsite assistance is provided as needed. In America 1 in 6 people will go to sleep tonight not knowing where their next meal will come from. Our commitment to food distribution is demonstrated with our “client choice” food pantry program, providing weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly availability to those in need.

To learn more about Rhode Island Center Assisting those in Need visit

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