Andrade-Faxon Raise Funds For Children

Billy Andrade and Brad Faxon, through their charity Andrade-Faxon Charities for Children, will send kids to camp, pay for heating oil and electric utilities, purchase kids prescriptions, medical supplies, and nutritious meals, and will fund a children's fitness program in the year 2006.

Over $239,000 have been distributed to the 41 local children's charities that applied for funding last fall. These contributions are in addition to the groupís $100,000 donation to the R.I. Chapter of the American Red Cross for families residing in Rhode Island as a result of Hurricane Katrina. The recipient charities are:

Adoption Rhode Island
Amos House
Between the Cracks
Big Sisters of RI
Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket
Boys & Girls Club of Newport County
Boys & Girls Club of Warwick
Boys & Girls Club of Woonsocket
Bradley Hospital
Camp Ruggles
Camp Dotty (The Tomorrow Fund)
Camp Hope (American Cancer Society)
Central Falls Family Self-Sufficiency Foundation
Children's Friend & Service
Children's Shelter of Blackstone Valley
Community Prep. School
Crossroads RI
George Wiley Center
Golf Foundation of RI (Buttonhole)
Homefront Healthcare
James L. Maher School
Jewish Children's Home of RI
The Literacy Center
The McAuley Corporation
Meeting Street School
Mt. Hope Neighborhood Association
Narragansett Council Boy Scouts
Providence Center
Providence Children's Museum
RI Community Food Bank
The RI Crusade 4 Higher Education
RI Donation Exchange
RI Family Shelter
Sargent Rehabilitation Center
Sojourner House
Sophia Academy
St. Joseph's Health Services of RI
St. Vincent DePaul Society
T. Chew Memorial Boys & Girls Club (Fall River)
The Summer Camp
VNA Care of New England

A recent thank-you letter to Andrade-Faxon Charities for Children from the Boys & Girls Club of Warwick, stated, "This generous donation will help our organization continue to provide the youth of Rhode Island's second largest city with a safe, educational and fun place to go and spend their after-school hours."

Andrade and Faxon formed Andrade-Faxon Charities for Children in 1990. "Golf has put us in a position, where we are so fortunate to be able to help so many youngsters in the state of Rhode Island and within Southeastern Massachusetts," said Faxon.

Proceeds from a celebrity golf tournament, the CVS Charity Classic, and individual donations are the three primary sources of revenue for the charity. Andrade-Faxon Charities for Children accepts applications for funding from child-related groups throughout the year. This year's grant total is $239,064, bringing the total amount given away by Andrade-Faxon Charities for Children to over $4 million since its inception.

Any inquiries may be directed to Andrade-Faxon Charities for Children at 508/761-3525. Send mail and donations to P.O. Box 3305, South Attleboro, MA 02703. For further details, visit