Brown Gives Green, the University's annual charities drive, launched its 2014 campaign on Friday, Nov. 1, with a new website and a new chair: President Christina Paxson. The annual campuswide drive involving students, faculty, and staff supports two organizations that provide services to the local community. The Fund for Community Progress directly supports 26 organizations such as AIDS Project Rhode Island, Habitat for Humanity, and the RiverzEdge Community Arts Project. United Way uses its Community Impact Fund focus on four critical areas: improving education, enhancing job skills, creating affordable housing, and connecting people to needed services. Since 1998, the Brown Gives Green charities campaign has raised more than $2.2 million to support the Rhode Island community. The new website allows participants to donate directly to their organization of choice and also explains the other ways to donate. In a letter posted on the Brown Gives Green page, President Paxson invites the Brown community to take part in the campaign: “We can make significant progress toward enhancing the Rhode Island community around us by joining together and giving more.”

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