Child & Family Rhode Island Foster Care team receiving the bikes from Brady Sullivan Properties staff.

On Tuesday, December 17, 2019, Brady Sullivan Properties delivered 70 new bikes to the Child & Family Providence Community Center at 1268 Eddy Street in Providence. The donation is part of a holiday giving program by Brady Sullivan Properties to provide 1000 bikes to organizations serving underprivileged children and families in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

“This is an enormous team effort that incorporates Brady Sullivan staff from every department within the organization, across multiple states” says Kim Brady of Brady Sullivan Properties in a press release. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for our entire team to participate in giving back to the communities we serve, and to see the smiles on all the kid’s faces, many of whom have never had a new bike of their own before”. 

“Together with generous donors like Brady Sullivan Properties, Child & Family brings hope, comfort, cheer and safe connections to thousands of Rhode Islanders, during the Holiday Season and throughout the year.  Because of the willingness of these Community Partners to help, no child, teen, adult or elder in need served by Child & Family was turned away during the 2019 Holiday Season,” Marty Sinnott, CEO & President, Child & Family in a press release. 

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Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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