Hogan Assocites’ “PROJECT REGIVE” Now Collecting New Unwanted Gifts To Spread Happiness to Those In Need


Now in its 9th year, Project ReGive has donated more than 11,300 presents to local families in need. The program is currently collecting new (not used) unwanted or duplicate holiday gifts to be donated to local charities. This year’s recipients are the Women’s Resource Center, Lucy’s Hearth, the Newport Community School, the Housing Hotline, and the Confetti Foundation. 

Matt Hadfield, Middletown local and co-owner of Hogan Associates Real Estate, launched Project ReGive in 2013 with a handful of collection bins and the help of friends and real estate agents. The project is currently collecting donations through Monday, January 16th. 

This year there are 30 participating bin locations on the island including Bank Newport, Embrace Home Loans, and Newport Hospital. Project ReGive also houses their main collection bin in the parking lot of the Hogan Associates Middletown office at 294 Valley Rd. 

Donations are collected and sorted by the Hogan Associates team, then distributed to the local charities accordingly. Adults and children in need then receive the gifts from the charities to help celebrate birthdays and other milestones all year long. The program focuses on new gifts and does not accept used items. 

“One of the beautiful things about Project ReGive is that no one is asked to go out and buy presents. We are simply distributing unwanted, unused gifts to those in the community that can really benefit from them. With especially difficult times the past few years, we know the families in need will appreciate the gifts more than ever,” said Hadfield. 

So…did you receive a duplicate gift this year? It doesn’t fit right, or isn’t age appropriate? Consider donating instead of returning! Hogan Associates is accepting new and unused donations at participating locations (full list on project website) and at 294 Valley Road, Middletown through January 16th. More information can be found at projectregive.org, or follow along @projectregive. 

It doesn’t cost a thing to spread a little happiness. 

Contact: Sarah Dick 

Hogan Associates, 294 Valley Road, Middletown, RI 02842 

(978) 809-1113 | sarah@hoganri.com