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Arnold Lumber Company is proud to help our communities become vibrant places to live, work, and play. As an industry leader, our community involvement is multifaceted, drawing on the unique talents of our employees as well as the resources of our business. Through community giving, in-kind donations, partnerships and volunteering, we demonstrate our commitment to programs that address our youths, our State and communities.


Swipe for a Cause

You can feel good and make a difference in our community by helping those in need of hospice care just paying your charges with a credit or debit card at Arnold Lumber Company. Swipe for a cause is our chosen merchant processor who donates all the net profits from pesky processing fees to build and operate the Chrysalis House, RI’s first residential hospice house along with local hospice support in Rhode Island.



Arnold Lumber Company coordinates two annual electronics recycling events throughout the year to help Goodwill Industries raise funds for training. Goodwill Industries of Rhode Island reinvests funds raised at its recycling events to further its mission to train those with disabilities and other barriers to employment and continues to work with at risk youths.

Rhode Island Blood Center

Your donation gives someone a second chance at life, at Arnold Lumber Company, Blood drives are an ongoing event. Employees and community members are encouraged to donate blood at our West Kingston location. The Rhode Island Blood Center distributes blood products to hospitals in Rhode Island and Southern New England.

Union Fire District

Arnold Lumber Company supports our employees who are volunteers for the Union Fire District. We know how important it is for emergencies to be responded to immediately, and that’s why we encourage our employees to volunteer. The mission of the Union Fire District is to provide a range of fire related services designed to protect the lives and property of the residents of the Town of South Kingstown from the adverse effects of fires, emergencies and exposure to other dangerous conditions.

Our youth in the community

Arnold Lumber Company routinely supports local Eagle and Cub Scouts programs and assists with other youth sports teams, school and art projects.

To the right is a photo of one of our most recent school projects where we donated 2 tables and provided a discount on 3 more tables for the West Kingston Elementary School’s outdoor classroom. Pete Vanderlaan made the delivery and there was a “welcome committee” of students for the event on October 11, 2013.


YouthBuild Providence | Build-A-Bed

YouthBuild Providence is a uniquely successful workforce development and service program. YouthBuild is responsive to labor market’s needs, due to its emphasis on green building practices and environmental sustainability within cities, while effectively strengthening collaboration between educators, universities, employers, and other non-profit agencies. As an education program that emphasizes public service, multiculturalism and leadership and as an AmeriCorps service program, YouthBuild more than satisfies the goals and missions of its partnering organizations and targets multiple program areas, including affordable housing, education achievement, employment training, reducing crime and recidivism rates, and encouraging volunteerism and service.

YouthBuild Providence | Build-A-Bed

Dear Arnold Lumber:

Thank you for your generous donation of lumber needed for YouthBuild Providence's Build-A-Bed event. Your donation will most definitely help to make the event a great success again this year.

Thanks to donors like you, we are closer to our goal of building 100 beds for children below the age of 12 in Providence who would otherwise not have a bed to call their own. As you know, along with the beds we are providing beddings, toys, bedtime reading books and a variety of other items to promote healthy sleeping rituals that would not only provide a good night's sleep to allow them to be ready and able to function in school but also bring families together by sharing precious moments at bedtime.

I especially appreciate your willingness to work closely with community-based organizations. We need more people like you.

Thank you once again for your support and we hope that our partnership on this event can continue for as long as YouthBuild Providence hosts Build-A-Bed.