We are proud to support many local organizations working tirelessly in and for our communtity.
Sojourner House–sojournerri.org-Sojourner House envisions a world where everyone lives their life free from domestic abuse. Sojourner House is a nonprofit organization founded in 1976 by Providence residents and Brown University students who were concerned about what was then a silent epidemic: domestic violence. Sojourner House has grown from a part-time, volunteer hotline into a provider of comprehensive services available to victims of abuse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They are able to offer support groups, emergency shelter, transitional housing, sexual health advocacy, emotional support, referrals to over 50 other community partners providing additional assistance, and more. Since its incorporation in 1976, Sojourner House has served more than 50,000 individuals.
City Farm at Southside Community Land Trust-southsideclt.org/cityfarm– City Farm is a 3/4-acre urban farm in the heart of South Providence. It is a commercial farm, a unique “outdoor classroom” for food-growing education, and an inspiring example of how to foster a vibrant ecosystem in a city. Often referred to as an urban oasis, City Farm is a thriving center of biodiversity in the midst of the city landscape. The farm is a thriving demonstration of bio-intensive farming methods, raising tons of food in a small space using environmentally sustainable methods. City Farm sells its produce to customers at several Providence farmers’ markets and at local restaurants, and regularly donates to soup kitchens and food pantries. City Farm is also a living resource for food growers of all ages and experience levels. Food Growing workshops, youth and adult education programming, and neighborhood celebrations take place at City Farm throughout the year.New Harvest delivers all of our coffee grounds, burlap, and chaff to our good friends at City Farm. We are as passionate as Rich Pederson, City Farm’s land steward, about sustainability and returning nutritious matter back to the earth!
Providence Children’s Film Festival– pcffri.org– Six days of children’s films, workshops and presentations. Kids and adults alike clammer to this amazing festival to celebrate the art of film. The Providence Children’s Film Festival was founded in 2009 to bring high quality, independent and internationalchildren’s films, animation, and documentaries to Rhode Island, and to present them as shared theatrical experiences for the community.
Rhode Island Community Food Bank – rifoodbank.org – The Rhode Island Community Food Bank provides food to people in need and promotes long-term solutions to the problem of hunger. Since 1982, the Rhode Island Community Food Bank has solicited, stored and distributed surplus food and grocery products to qualified member agency programs that provide food to Rhode Island’s hungry. Millions of pounds of donated food and nonfood household products are distributed into the community through our network of nearly 300 member agency food programs in Rhode Island. New Harvest participates in the yearly celebration honoring and raising money for the RI Food Bank.
Farm Fresh Rhode Island – farmfresh.org – Farm Fresh Rhode Island is growing a local food system that values the environment, health and quality of life of RI farmers and eaters. New Harvest proudly supports the annual Food Fest which raises money to support FFRI’s annual programming.
Girls Rock RI – girlsrockri.org – Girls Rock! Rhode Island is a volunteer-based non-profit that uses music creation and critical thinking to foster empowerment, collaborative relationships, and the development of healthy identities in girls and women. New Harvest fully supports all that Girls Rock does, and we make in-kind donations during camp & classes.
Keeping It Local! We also do our best to work with local illustrators and creators whenever possible. Our friendly Monster was conceived for us by the wonderful, talented, and local Melissa Mendes–check out more of her work here!