Charity People

Pare Philanthropy Awarded

l-r – Neil Steinberg of the R.I. Foundation; Larry Riggs, and Deb Poulos of Pare; and Barbara Cottam and Keith Kelly of Citizens Bank / Blueflash Photography.

Lincoln, RI  – Pare Corporation, an engineering and planning firm of Lincoln,  was awarded a 2019 Common Good Award by R.I. Monthly Magazine and the R.I. Foundation.

The award “recognizes R. I. businesses of all sizes that inspire philanthropy in their employees around the state, not by writing a check to a worthy cause, but by encouraging staff to go into the community and help.”

For 23 years the Pare staff has provided holiday gifts to the children in the foster care program of Boys Town New England.  Also, for the last five years,  turkeys have been purchased for the Thanksgiving Meal Program.

Pare employees have twice organized campaigns to support the Make-a-Wish Foundation to send two critically ill children on dream vacations.

Employees volunteer to give classroom presentations to help students understand engineering concepts.  They also serve as mentors and participate on career panels to encourage students of all ages to consider careers in the engineering field.

A recent example of community outreach combined the staff’s technical expertise with their desire to make a positive difference in the community when several Pare employees volunteered their time and physical labor to design and construct a stormwater raingarden at a local community center.