RI chiropractors kick off Healing Hands glove and mitten drive


The Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island (CSRI), one of the oldest chiropractic associations in the country, recently announced it will conduct a glove and mitten drive at the offices of participating Rhode Island chiropractors, which will include both CSRI members and non-CSRI chiropractors.

The donated gloves and mittens will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island and will be dispersed when the drive concludes on Jan. 31.

The program is also sponsored by the Rhode Island Newspaper Group, which includes 19 newspapers throughout the Ocean State.

Collections for the Healing Hands Glove and Mitten Drive began at participating chiropractor offices on Dec. 1. Both new and gently used gloves and mittens are gratefully accepted.

“As chiropractors, our entire livelihood depends on our hands so we know what delicate instruments the hands can be. To be without mittens or gloves during the frigid winter months, particularly those who are homeless, can be extremely damaging to the hands,” said Dr. Michael Zola, president of the CSRI and a chiropractic physician. “With this drive, we hope to help those in need of gloves and mittens in the communities of participating chiropractors to better brave the upcoming winter months.

To generate as many donations as possible, CSRI invites all Rhode Island chiropractors to participate. There’s no fee involved. Chiropractors merely need to put a donation box in the waiting room at their practice and pass out flyers to patients. The Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rhode Island will handle collection and disbursement.

RING will run ads promoting the Helping Hands Drive, which will include mention of all participating chiropractors. Other promotional efforts will include social media posts, a landing page within the CSRI website, press releases and enewsletter content. All content will include mention of participating chiropractors.

Current participants in the Healing Hands Campaign, listed alphabetically by town, include:

Dr. Joseph Casalino IV, Spinal Health & Rehab Center, 20 Bosworth St., Barrington; Dr. Mark Alano, Coastal Chiropractic Group, 576 Metacom Ave., #8, Bristol; Dr. Rob Edwards, Bristol Chiropractic, 685 Metacom Ave., Bristol; Dr. Edward Caputo, Caputo Chiropractic, 1040 Oaklawn Ave., Cranston; Dr. Mark Mulak, City Side Chiropractic, 900 Reservoir Ave., Cranston; Dr. Angela Ciresi, Ciresi Chiropractic, 3285 S. County Trail, East Greenwich; Dr. Eleanor Stump, Stump Chiropractic, Dr. Kevin Miller, 863 Broadway, East Providence; Dr. Megan Giovanni, Giovanni Chiropractic, 145 Danielson Pike, Foster; Dr. Denise Franzese Manzolillo, Manzolillo Family Chiropractic, 1481 Atwood Ave., Johnston; Dr. Joseph Lancellotti, RI Chiropractic Pain Control Clinic, 1524 Atwood Ave., Ste 210A, Johnston; Dr. Tyler Sliney, Sliney Chiropractic, 640 George Washington Highway, Bldg. C, Suite 102, Lincoln; Dr. Gordon Gibson, Easton Pond Chiropractic, 170 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown; Dr. Michael Gottfried, Aquidneck Chiropractic, 1272 West Main Road, Bldg. II, Middletown; Dr. John Hayes, 174 Bellevue Ave., #303 Newport; Dr. Carlyle Smart, 372 Broadway, Newport; Dr. Alan Post, 1130 Ten Rod Road, Suite D 204, North Kingstown; Dr. Paul Sayour, Wickford Chiropractic & Wellness Center, 610 Ten Rod Road, North Kingstown; Dr. Michael Lancellotti, 1637 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence; Dr. Susan Donahue, 63 Eddie Dowling Highway, Suite 4, North Smithfield; Dr. Rodger Lincoln, New Hope Family Chiropractic, 192 Newport Ave., Pawtucket; Dr. Ronald Marsh, 11 King Charles Drive, Portsmouth; Dr. Karen Anania, 172 Broadway, Providence; Dr. Arianna Iannuccilli, 560 Elmwood Ave., Providence; Dr. Louis Manzolillo, Manzolillo Chiropractic, 280 Broadway, Providenc; Dr. Victoria Malchar, Malchar Chiropractic, 33 College Hill Road, Warwick; Dr. Rick Jardon, Cowesett Chiropractic Therapy, 328 Cowesett Ave., West Warwick; and Dr. Lisa Vizzacco Smith, Family Chiropractic, 1079 Main St., West Warwick.

“We’ve extended this campaign to CSRI members and other RI chiropractors so that we can generate as many donations as possible,” said Zola. “When it comes the Healing Hands campaign, it literally is all hands on deck.”

Chiropractors wishing to participate can contact the Chiropractic Society of Rhode Island at 272-0700 or director@richiro.org.


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