We hope you will consider supporting or joining us for one of our annual events.

Harvest for Health Gala

Wood River Health hosts an annual gala called Harvest for Health. The event takes place in September and includes dinner, dancing, a wine raffle, silent and live auctions and lots of fun! The gala is supported through many generous sponsorships and donations made by community partners, local businesses and members of the Board of Directors.

Our 3rd Annual Harvest for Health Gala took place at Venice Restaurant in Westerly on September 22, 2023.

Our 2nd Annual Harvest for Health Gala took place at The Haversham House in Westerly on September 30, 2022.

Save the Date for our 4th Annual Harvest for Health Gala, which will take place on Thursday, September 26, 2024 at Shepherd's Run in South Kingstown.

Head to Toe Wellness Fair

Head to Toe Wellness Fair

Our second annual Wood River Health Head to Toe Wellness Fair took place on Thursday, June 1 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm on The Esplanade at Wilcox Park, 44 Broad Street, Westerly. Sponsored by Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island and in partnership with Westerly Library and Wilcox Park, this family-friendly event connects the members of our community with resources from many local non-profit organizations to cover them from head to toe.

The Wellness Fair is an opportunity for members of our community to connect with our providers and staff outside of a health care setting. It is also an opportunity for southwestern Rhode Island and southeastern Connecticut residents to get their health-related questions answered outside of their doctor’s office.

The event is tailored towards families with children. It features free raffles, giveaways and activities for children. Health related information and resources are distributed by Wood River Health’s Medical, Dental, and Behavioral Health Services, our Community Resources Team and Women, Infants & Children (WIC) department and our community partners.

Learn more about the event by reading the press release about our 2023 event. Our 2024 date will be posted as soon as it has been finalized.

National Health Center Week

2023 Health Center Week Activities at Wood River Health

Community Health Centers such as Wood River Health serve as a beacon of strength, service and care in our communities. National Health Center Week is an annual celebration that takes place in August to raise awareness about America’s health centers and the critical services we provide. During Health Center Week, Wood River Health has planned many fun activities recognizing our staff and our patients. To learn about our 2023 activities, view our Health Center Week Slideshow 2023.

Back to School Backpacks

Back to School at Jonnycake Center

Each year, Wood River Health partners with Jonnycake Center of Westerly for a back-to-school supply giveaway party benefitting local children in need. Our second annual event will take place on Saturday, August 19 from 10am to noon in the Jonnycake Center of Westerly’s rear parking lot at 23 Industrial Drive in Westerly. The event is sponsored in part by Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island.

During the event, our community's children are connected with backpacks, school supplies, and educational items to ensure the school year starts strongly for all. Musical entertainment will be provided by WBLQ AM 1230, and there will also be games, face painting, craft tables and a visit by a firetruck! Families are invited to the event at the Jonnycake Center of Westerly’s rear parking lot at 23 Industrial Drive on Saturday, August 19 between 10am and noon to receive a free backpack that comes filled with essentials needed for school. The backpacks will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, read our joint press release with Jonnycake Center of Westerly.