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Mercy Emergency Relief Fund

The Mercy Emergency Relief Fund was established in 2006 as a way to support the Salve Regina community and the University in times of need due to extraordinary circumstances. The allocation of donations to this fund is designated by the president, as needed. At this time, President Kelli J. Armstrong will utilize the Mercy Emergency Relief Fund to support the many efforts underway on behalf of our students and the University that have arisen from the global pandemic.

Give to the Mercy Emergency Relief Fund.

Remote Service Opportunities

The Center for Community Engagement and Service has identified service needs in our local community that can be addressed remotely. For example, Aldersbridge Communities, a network of independent and assisted living facilities in Rhode Island invites the Salve Regina community to volunteer remotely by making phone calls to its residents. Volunteers will provide companionship via phone to residents who are unable to leave their rooms or host visitors due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Learn more about remote service opportunities.

Support Community Partners

Salvation Army: Supplies are needed for the soup kitchen, including individual chip bags, granola bars, juice boxes, canned/boxed foods, gallon ziplock bags, sandwich bags, napkins, jelly and condiment packets. Donations may be shipped from Amazon directly to Mary Howland, Salvation Army, 51 Memorial Blvd., Newport, RI 02840.

Changing Table: Supplies are needed for local families, including size 4-6 diapers, baby wipes and pull-ups. Donations may be shipped from Amazon directly to the Changing Table, 30 Spring St., Newport, RI 02840.

Housing Hotline: Clothing of any size is needed for local families. In addition, the Health Equity Zone needs toilet paper for local families. Donations may be dropped off at the rear doors of Our Lady of Mercy Chapel.

Share as You Move Home

Resident students who are returning to campus to retrieve their personal belongings are encouraged to help those in need by donating non-perishable food items, clothing or household items. Donations will benefit the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, Housing Hotline, Newport Health Equity Zone and Salvation Army.

Donation boxes will be located in the lobby of each residence hall. Learn more about items you can donate.