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Arpin Strong increases fundraising 62% in 2015

March 03, 2016

“We are incredibly proud of Arpin Strong’s achievements during our second full year,” said Mark Dearborn, president of Arpin Strong. “Thanks to our generous corporate donors, sponsors, Arpin employees, agents and friends, we were able to raise 62 percent more funds than the previous year. I am humbled by their giving spirit and enthusiasm for each of our charitable causes. The Arpin Strong board of directors also wants to thank the Arpin family for their continued support and allowing us the time to dedicate to those in need.”

The Second Annual Arpin Strong Golf Tournament held in May was the single biggest fundraiser of the year, raising over $20,000. The funds were split equally in denominations of $5,000 and donated to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, Adoption Rhode Island, ALS Association of Rhode Island and the Coalition Against Pediatric Pain.

Over the past year, Arpin Strong conducted theme days, monthly raffles, and supported the efforts of Arpin’s Race Team in 10 events to raise funds.

Several Arpin employees founded Arpin Strong in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013 as a way to show support for the relief efforts. The scope of the program expanded in the following months to aid the victims of disasters around the world, including the Oklahoma tornadoes and Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The organization obtained its official 501(c)(3) status the same year.

Some of the other organizations to receive assistance from Arpin Strong in 2015:

  • American Heart Association
  • Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Family Alliance
  • CHD Fund for MaryAnne’s Kids
  • Flames of Hope/Gloria Gemma 5K
  • Sojourner House
  • Special Olympics Super Plunge
  • Team Ryan Foundation for Pediatric Cancer
  • USO Newport
  • Wreaths Across America

To find out more information about Arpin Strong, or to make a donation, visit www.ArpinStrong.org.