Community Events

Barrett's Waterfront Back to School Drive

August 12th – September 1st, take 10% off your bill when you donate an item to Barrett’s Back to School Drive, including paper towels, pencils, dry erase markers, erasers, 24 pack crayons, ziploc storage bags, etc. 

Barrett’s Waterfront is located at 1082 Davol Street in Fall River, MA.

Visit them online here! 

Community Day at the PawSox with the DSSRI

Take your family out to the ball game! This is a community event open to everyone!

Sunday, August 18th – Come out and support the Down Syndrome Society of RI and all they do as well as the Pawtucket PawSox! So please come on out and share pride in our Down Syndrome community!

With your purchase of a GA ticket to the game you will be directly supporting the DSSRI and our mission! So buy your tickets now and come on out to what is sure to be an amazing time with amazing people!

Purchase tickets here.

Andy Mitchell Memorial Ride 2019

August 24th – Andy was an amazing person, coworker, and friend. He is sorely missed by the entire MOM’s family and friends. All proceeds go to the Andy Mitchell Scholarship.

Join the 2nd Annual Ride on August 24th at MOMS Foxborough. Purchase tickets here. 

Bob's Bike Run

August 25th – Bike run in memory of Chepachet Fire Chief Robert Dauphinaus, who died as a result of injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident on July 7, 2019. All proceeds will benefit Bob’s wife and children. All are welcome to attend in celebration of Bob’s life and his love and passion of riding. 

Wristbands available for purchase at:

  • Cady’s Tavern: West Glocester, RI
  • Hill’s Tavern: Harmony, RI
  • Pawparazzi – Chepachet, RI

*Wristband is needed for entry to event!

Price: $25 Per Person

Registration starts at 9 AM on 8/25 at Hill’s Tavern – 417 Putnam Pike, Harmony RI. Followed by a beautiful ride through God’s Country to Cady’s Tavern, returning to Hill’s Tavern.

Music: Running Wild and the SILKS

Food, Raffles, 50/50

Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walks

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

Upcoming walks:

Southern Rhode Island Walk

Walk Date: 09/14/2019

Walk Location: Goddard Memorial Park – Warwick, RI

Check-in/Registration Time: 9:00 am

Walk Begins: 10:00 am

Walk Ends: 1:00 pm

Register or donate here.


Northern Rhode Island Walk

Walk Date: 09/29/2019

Walk Location: Roger Williams Park, Providence, RI

Check-in/Registration Time: 9:00 am

Walk Begins: 10:00 am

Walk Ends: 1:00 pm

Register or donate here.


Bark on the Beach

Animal Rescue Rhode Island’s Dog Walk for the Animals is Saturday, October 5th at Narragansett Town Beach.

Dog beach walk, dog contests, prizes, food, music, vendors, and more! Raise money to save animals!

Registration begins at 11 AM, walk begins at 12 PM. 

To register, fundraise, donate, or reserve vendor space, visit

For sponsorship info email

Down Syndrome Society of RI Buddy Walk and Fall Harvest Festival

October 6th – Join the Down Syndrome Society of Rhode Island at Goddard Park Carousel to celebrate the annual Buddy Walk and Fall Harvest Festival!

*You can now create a team for friends & family to join or donate to!! 

Facepainting by Wow! Faceart Facepainting
Balloon twisting by April’s Balloon Creations
DJ and dancing with DJ Dean
Pumpkin Painting & crafts
Casertas Pizza
Amazing raffle items & 50/50 raffle!

The Buddy Walk was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society to Celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness. Here in Rhode Island, the Buddy Walk is an incredible day that raises awareness and funds for programs that benefit local people with Down syndrome and their families.

Come walk with us and meet some great families from around the Ocean State! This is a rain or shine event.

Just $15 for Adults and $10 for children

For more information and registration visit:

A Wish Come True Charity Golf Tournament

Rhode Island’s A Wish Come True organization is hosting their First Annual Gold Tournament at Ledgemont Country Club in Seekonk, MA on October 7th.

A Wish Come True is the oldest wish granting program in the Rhode Island, helping local children with a life-threatening illness to experience something special. They grant 40-50 wishes a year and have sent “Wish Kids” to places like Disney, Caribbean cruises, and sporting events of their choice. 

To register for the tournament, click here!

To donate to A Wish Come True, click here.