2018 Mother’s Day Campaign honorees are announced

Lucy’s Hearth is pleased to honor the following women through our 2018 Mother’s Day Campaign

In Memory of:

Susan Agresta

Anita T. Bartlett

Mary A. Burcroff

Helen Chadwick

Mary Heffernan

Dorothy D. Jones

Rose E. Lavallee

Mary Machtley

Marie Puerini

Jeffrey Robert Quinn honored by Norma Quinn

Marie Kirsch Schilling honored by Susan M. Erstling

Cathleen Shavro

In Honor of:

Nicole Bartlett

Jane Connerton

Anna Croft

Stephanie Farmer honored by Malcolm Farmer III

Semia Gorman honored by Mark Gorman

Leslie McCalla honored by Allyson McCalla

Betty Mello honored by Ian and Jennifer Barrera

Carmella Murphy

Valerie Peterson

Elizabeth Robinson

Marie Robinson

Margaret Russell

Campaign Supporters:

Ida’s Restaurant

Suzanne Moskal

Ms. Pauline Moye

Betty Rudd

A special thank you to all additional donors who contributed to our Mother’s Day Campaign and opted not to post their name on our website. 

Frosty Freez 5K benefits Lucy’s Hearth


On Sunday, September 24th,  hundreds of Aquidneck Island runners and Frosty Freeze patrons gathered at Sachuest Beach in Middletown for the 2nd Annual Frosty Freeze Family Fun 5k and Kiddle Cone Run.  The proceeds to benefit the Multiple Myeloma Research Fund and Lucy’s Hearth.  We joined the runners and folks from Frosty Freez for the event and want to give them all a big THANK YOU for their support!  WE LOVE FROSTY FREEZ!

Sip and Shop at J.McLaughlin Saturday!

Join us this Saturday for a ‘Sip and Shop Event’ to benefit Lucy’s Hearth!

Click here for more information

2017 Mother’s Day Honorees

Lucy’s Hearth is pleased to honor the following women through our 2017 Mother’s Day Campaign

In Memory of:

Susan Agresta

Viola Badwey

Anna Bulk

Helen Chadwick honored by Sara Chadwick

Nancy Leiter Clagett

Dorothy Norcott Fletcher honored by Maryellen Goode

Deceased Member of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians honored by the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians

Marie Kirsch Schilling honored by Susan Erstling

Cathleen Sharro honored by Liz Bollard

Madeleine West Thompson honored by Tillie Thompson

In Honor of:

Jane P. Connerton

Stephanie Farmer honored by Malcolm Farmer III

Mary Louise Hug honored by Stephen Louis Hug

Sarah Vanderveer Lui

Betty Mello honored by Ian and Jennifer Barrera

Ella Murphy

Mrs. Edward Nicoletti honored by Sheila M Lash

Susan Weiss

Anne Wells honored by Katie Wells


Campaign Supporters:

Big Blue Bug Solutions

Mr and Mrs. Curtis W. Magee

Martha Ullman

Be a Part of our Team!

If you are interested in becoming a part of our team click here.  The Human Resources Department at our affiliate Family Service of Rhode Island assists us with recruiting.



What we Need… What we Always Need

Lucy’s Hearth NEEDS the following items:
Pots and Pans
oven mitts
deodorant (women and mens)

Lucy’s Hearth is ALWAYS IN NEED of the following Items:
Size 3,4,5 & 6 Diapers
Baby Wipes
Crib Sheets
Bath Towels
Face Clothes
Twin Size Bedding
Regular Size Toiletries (not hotel size)

Please contact us at 401-847-2021 for additional information.



Beginning immediately, Lucy’s Hearth is only accepting donations of needed essential items such as twin sheet sets, towels, food and monetary donations.  We are preparing and packing for our move this Fall to our new facility at 19 Valley Road Middletown, RI. We would like to thank our donors who continue to support our program. Lucy’s Hearth has been helping the community for over 31 years and with the help of our neighbors and their generosity we are looking forward to continue serving the community in our new location.

Mother’s Day 2016

Lucy’s Hearth is pleased to honor the following women through our 2016 Mother’s Day Appeal.

In Memory of:

Helen Chadwick honored by Sara Chadwick
Elizabeth O. Palmer Little
Marie Kirsch Schilling honored by Susan Erstling
Rose Martino
Peggy honored by Rachel Cocroft
Dorothy Favano
Nancy Leiter Clagett honored by Juliette C. McLennan
Mrs. Thomas F. Roche
Norma Basinger Leblanc
Diana A. Campagna
Joanne K. Woodland
Susan Weiss

In Honor of:

Stephanie Farmer honored by Malcolm Farmer
Semia Gorman
Esther Martin
Emily Flaherty honored by Maureen Kerrigan
Jane Becker
Dr. Edyth Malin
Teresa Stritzinger
Virginia McMillian honored by Cynthia and David Jaqua
Chris Gleason
Lorilyne Pinkerton
Myrna George
Barbara B. Campbell
Betty Mello honored by Ian and Jennifer Barrera
Ann R. Croft honored by Kati Machtley
Mary Machtley honored by Kati Machtley
Sue Klau honored by James Klau
Jane Connerton

Marion Pierce
Patrick Burke


Lucy’s Hearth Kicks Off Building Campaign

Lucy’s Hearth has launched a statewide building campaign called “Home Is Where the Hearth Is” to
to raise $2.5 million by August 2016 to assist the shelter in moving to a new location at 19 Valley Road, Middletown.

Photo of new Lucy's Hearth Building at 19 Valley Road, Middletown.  Move in is planned for last 2016

Photo of new building taken just before June 29th, 2015 kick off celebration.

Read details about the campaign and find a link to donate by clicking here.

Read the Providence Journal‘s coverage of the campaign kick-off by clicking here.

Watch video from WPRI Channel 12 by clicking here.

Read a post on the NBC 10 website here.


Lucy’s Hearth’s Program Director Needs Your Vote!

Lucy’s Hearth’s program director Jennifer Barrera needs your help so Lucy’s Hearth can receive a $15,000 grant from Harlequin Books.

She’s a 2015 nominee, along with four others, for the “Harlequin More Than Words” award.  Voting continues on-line through 11:59 a.m. Thursday, June 11 to determine the three nominees who will receive $15,000 each to direct toward their favorite charities.  In Jennifer’s case, it’s Lucy’s Hearth, a much-beloved Middletown-based program for homeless mothers and their children.

You can vote every 24 hours until the 11:59 a.m. June 11 deadline at http://www.harlequinmorethanwords.com/vote/

All the nominees were nominated by authors.  Jennifer was nominated by her cousin, Newport native Marie Force, a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today best-selling author.

“I was delighted to nominate my cousin Jennifer for this well-deserved award, and I’m thankful to my publisher, Harlequin, for recognizing real-life heroines like Jen who are making such a difference for their communities,” she said.

“We are most thankful for this nomination and urge everyone to please vote today and vote often,” said Susan Erstling,PhD, chair of Lucy’s Hearth’s board of directors.

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