WOONSOCKET – Connecting for Children and Families announced today it will once again host the Vision of Hope Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 20, celebrating local champions who have helped transform the lives of Woonsocket children and families. Through the virtual, live-stream event, CCF is welcoming the entire community to engage in an evening of inspiration and hope.

Special guests for the event will include honorary chair Paula McNamara of The Murray Family Charitable Foundation, and emcee Alana O’Hare. The entire community is encouraged to participate for free by signing up at www.ccfcenter.org/news/VOH .

Top event sponsor CVS Health will be honored with the Beacon of Hope Award for its dedication to increase equitable access to COVID-19 testing and vaccines.

Additional outstanding community leaders receiving awards include: R.I. Senator Sandra Cano – Inspiring Hero Award; Terese Curtin, MSW – Humanitarian Award; Deacon Thomas E. Gray – Exemplary Leader Award; Navigant Credit Union – Outstanding Corporate Partner Award; Women United – Community Champion Award.

All proceeds support CCF’s mission to transform the lives of Woonsocket children through educational opportunities and family support.

Participation in the virtual event is available for free. Those who would like to help support CCF’s mission can register as a VIP for $65. VIP supporters receive a bottle of wine, Sweenor’s Chocolates, and a collection of swag from event sponsors. VIP gift bag pick up is available at CCF’s Hope Street School from Oct. 14-19. To register for the Oct. 20 virtual Vision of Hope Awards visit www.ccfcenter.org/news/VOH .

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