29 Mar

Cruise-in for a Cause 7 – Charity Car Show

2024 Cruise-In for a Cause Charity Car Show

2024 Cruise-In for a Cause

Sunday, August 11, 2024

RAIN DATE: Sunday, August 18, 2024

Mount Hope Farm
250 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Registration 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Only $20 per car!
FREE admission for spectators

The James D. Rielly Foundation is holding its seventh annual “Cruise-In for a Cause Charity Car Show” to benefit the children and families of our military, law enforcement, first responders and the Bristol Santa House on Sunday, August 11, 2024 at Mount Hope Farm in beautiful Bristol, Rhode Island.

TROPHIES – FOOD TRUCKS – VENDORS – MUSIC – BEST IN SHOW WINS $500!

Cars and trucks of every kind will be there — Antiques, Classics, Muscle Cars, Hot Rods and Special Interest cars of all types and sizes. Called the Best Charity Car Show in the East Bay — the James D. Rielly Foundation Cruise-In for a Cause Charity Car Show includes trophies, food trucks, specialty vendors, 50/50 raffle, music by Triple J DJ, and a $500 cash prize for Best in Show.

click to download flyer

Commemorative dash plaque, t-shirt, and goodie bag for the first 50 cars!

Come and enjoy the weather and support a great cause. Bring the family and spend some time after the event exploring the quaint shops of Bristol.

For more information about this event or how you can help support the work of the James D. Rielly Foundation, please contact us.

Can’t attend, but would like to support? No contribution is too small. Your gift is 100% tax deductible and will help bring unconditional love, hope, and joy to families in need.


SPONSORS

We would like to give special thanks to those organizations that have provided their support for this year’s event. Our Sponsors generously provide cash or in kind goods and services.

Meguiar's
Meguiar's passion for car care transcends the research, development, and the manufacturing of high quality category leading products.
RockAuto
RockAuto ships auto parts and body parts from over 300 manufacturers to customers' doors worldwide, all at warehouse prices.
Summit Racing
Parts for anything you drive, cars, trucks, powersports, tube chassis, and marine. Summit Racing, built and operated by motorsports enthusiasts for over 50 years.
EATON Detroit Spring
We help maintain American icons by manufacturing leaf and coil springs right here in America
11 Jul

James D. Rielly Foundation Announces First Annual Christmas in July Brunch and Charity Toy Drive

Christmas in July Brunch

Christmas in July toy drive to benefit children and families of veterans, active military, first responders, and others in need.

Providence, RI USA July 9, 2018 — The James D. Rielly Foundation in conjunction with Skyline at Waterplace will be hosting a Christmas in July Brunch and Charity Toy Drive to support those in need. The event will take place at Skyline at Waterplace on Sunday, July 29 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Tickets are $30 and include brunch buffet, free valet parking, and free pictures with Santa Claus.

The organizers ask attendees to please bring a new, unwrapped toy. Toys collected will be distributed to local families in need through the James D. Rielly Foundation. For many, this will be their only gift this holiday season. Members of the James D. Rielly Foundation will also be on-site if attendees wish to make a financial donation or give a gift card instead of a toy.

“Our mission is simple: To spread Christmas cheer throughout the year”, stated Michael Rielly, president and chief merriment officer at James D. Rielly Foundation, Inc. “The James D. Rielly Foundation works year-round to provide charitable and emotional support to the children and families of veterans, active military, first responders, and others in need in our community”.

“We are so happy to support the James D. Rielly Foundation with our Christmas in July Brunch,” said Michael Mota, CEO at Skyline at Waterplace. “Together we can help lift the spirits of those most in-need”.

DATE AND TIME
Sunday, July 29, 2018
11:00 am to 2:00 pm

LOCATION
Skyline at Waterplace
1 Finance Way, Providence RI 02903

TICKETS
Seating is limited. To reserve a ticket, please visit Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/christmas-in-july-brunch-tickets-46212173856

About James D. Rielly Foundation, Inc.
Founded in 2017 by Michael Rielly, the James D. Rielly Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer corporation, funded entirely by private donations. The James D. Rielly Foundation provides charitable and emotional support to the children and families of military and first responders hindered by economic status, physical or mental challenges. To learn more, visit: www.jdrfoundation.org. Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.

29 Aug

James D. Rielly Foundation Receives 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Status

James D. Rielly Foundation

Rhode Island based charity helps the children and families of veterans, active military, and first responders.

Providence, RI (PRWEB) August 29, 2017

The James D. Rielly Foundation is proud to announce that it has been formerly granted tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Contributions donated to the James D. Rielly Foundation are fully tax-deductible retroactive to the founding of the organization.

The James D. Rielly Foundation is also now eligible to apply for government and foundation grants, which will further broaden its access to resources and strengthen its ability to serve the members of the community.

Funded entirely by private donations, The James D. Rielly Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer organization founded by Michael Rielly to honor the life and legacy of his grandfather, James D Rielly. The Foundation provides charitable support to the children and families of veterans, active military, and first responders.

Born in 1908, James (Jim) D. Rielly was a lifelong resident of Bristol Rhode Island and well known throughout New England for his kindness, generosity, and countless charitable acts. Over the course of his lifetime, Jim Rielly was the recipient of numerous awards and received letters of recognition from celebrities and dignitaries from all over the world; Eleanor Roosevelt, Senators Theodore Francis Green, Claiborne Pell, and John Chafee, Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon, and even his Holiness, Pope John Paul II, just to name a few.

Jim Rielly was best known as Rhode Island’s own “Santa Claus”, where he portrayed the role of Jolly Old St. Nick for over 60 years. Much of his time in the red suit was spent bringing joy to the children and families of servicemen and women and first responders.

“In honor of my grandfather’s dedication to the community and those less fortunate, we established the James D. Rielly Foundation in his name”, stated Michael Rielly, James D. Rielly Foundation President. “Our mission is to preserve his legacy by providing charitable support to the children and the families of military and first responders hindered by economic status, physical or mental challenges.”

The IRS letter granting James D. Rielly Foundation its 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status is available upon request. For donation inquiries, please contact info(at)jdrfoundation(dot)org or visit www.jdrfoundation.org.

About James D. Rielly Foundation, Inc.
The James D. Rielly Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, organized exclusively for charitable, religious, fraternal organizations, and educational purposes, including, the distribution of funds primarily to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under 501(c)(3). The James D. Rielly Foundation believes in giving back to the community both locally and nationally. We believe helping those in need will inspire others to do the same and in turn, improve the quality of life for all. To learn more, visit: www.jdrfoundation.org. Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.