Enraged: Almacs dismissed employees before ChristmasLed campaign & raised $100 from community for each employee. All in one week.Concerned about focus on bad news on TV Started “Tea With Marie” a weekly cable TV show based upon beauty, gentility and tranquility. See TeaWithMarie.comWanted to help local people in needOrganized ten charity teas for the Jonnycake Center and kept them going for ten years. Initiated the creation of a new State commission Started effort in her Narragansett home’s basement to create a new Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing for Rhode Island. Organized professionals, administrators, Deaf culture and hard of hearing culture. A new Commission was formed.
Here are some of Marie’s past community projectsArmed with a strong passion for helping people and a Master’s degreefrom URI, Marie’s accomplishments go well beyond this list.
Needed to support her childrenMarie started her own cleaning business while earning her advanced degree from URI.Wanted to help children She started a home-based play group and from that she became a co-founder of a professional nursery school. Wanted to help local studentMarie became a mentor of one student for a full six years. The student subsequently graduated from high school and college.Wanted to write Marie wrote a column for the South County Independent and went on to write and publish two books.Wanted to help her churchMarie organized and ran several auctions and fund-raisers.Wanted to honor local 8th gradersMarie organized a tea in their honor at the local Bed and Breakfast, Eden Manor.Now, Marie wants to help her town prosperShe feels that Narragansett needs a center of focus and that should be located in vicinity of Narragnsett Pier. With a strong center, our town will be redefined and strengthened and our community unified. Visitors will feel the energy and want to participate by centering their own activities where it feels “right.”
Wanted to help local Vietnam Veterans Used her professional and organizational skills to help the local Vietnam Veterans groups and families.