For Donors

Share the power of giving

There are multiple ways to support your community. Volunteering time is invaluable, and the donations of food, clothing, and money are what sustains our struggling neighbors. RICan’s thrift shoppe allows us to accommodate and repurpose a wide variety of daily household items.

Food and Items

Our food pantry boasts a large storage capacity with nutritious and fresh goods. We kindly request that you donate foods that you would gladly eat yourself.

Fruits, veggies and non-perishable food items are always needed!

Personal hygiene items are always welcome as well!


We accept many items, including clothing/accessories, entertainment, household items, and furniture.

RICan accepts, organizes, and distributes all of these items and many more. If you have anything in your home that is underused or served its purpose, bring it to us and it will find a good home.

Profit made from the Thrift Shoppe supports our work in providing emergency support services to the community.

*We cannot accept TVs or computer monitors.
*For furniture donations, please call ahead.
*Pictures of furniture donations should be sent to us prior to drop off.


A cash donation can help keep RICan running. RICan is a critical service for the community and any little bit helps.

Checks can be made payable to:
PO Box 73
Carolina, RI 02812

Tax ID: 20-4070706

You can also donate through your United Way Workplace Campaign. In the Donor Designation space on the bottom of the United Way pledge form, write in Rhode Island Center Assisting those in Need.

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