Child & Family Gives Thanks to the Barry Walsh & Friends Foundation
2019 marks the 20th anniversary of The Barry Walsh & Friends Foundation annual celebration of Barry’s life. What started off as family and friends getting together to remember Barry, has turned into an annual tradition that supports non-profits in Newport County.
Every year Barry’s family and friends gather, enjoy a ride on the Schooner Aurora, and give generously through a silent auction. Do date; the Foundation has given over $40,000.00 to Child & Family. On Friday, August 30, 2019 Vicki Walsh (sister in-law to Barry) and friend, Donna Prescott, presented Child & Family CEO, Marty Sinnott, with a check for $5,000.00 from their 2018 event. This year’s party is scheduled for Saturday, September 7, 2019.
For 153 years, Child & Family has served vulnerable children, at risk families and elders throughout Rhode Island. Family Preservation is an important goal of every program and service we provide. We believe that individuals and communities thrive when supported by strong families and that a community works best when it accepts responsibility for all its members. Child & Family is most grateful to community partners like The Barry Walsh & Friends Foundation who allow us to better serve our families.