In 1997, innovative members of our Board of Directors met with Savers, Inc. and together launched one of the first non-profit social ventures in Rhode Island. This partnership helps to stimulate demand for gently used clothing and household goods. In turn, Savers recycling program supports Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State's mentoring programs, the environment, and national and international people in need.

Through a combination of home pick-ups, on-site clothing bins for drop-offs, and targeted community clothing drives, the Donation Center creates a sustained source of revenue for the vital social service activities of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State.