Common Good Award 2024

We are excited to announce that we received a Rhode Island Monthly Common Good Award! Offered in partnership with the Rhode Island Foundation, this award program recognizes Rhode Island businesses that inspire philanthropy in their employees through volunteerism and support of non-profits.

Congratulations to the 2024 Common Good Award Recipients!

  • Micro – Beatbox Studio
  • Small – Gracie’s and Ellie’s
  • Medium – The Beacon Mutual Insurance Company
  • Large – Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Honorable Mentions – We Be Jammin’ and Dr. Day Care


Honorable Mention, Medium Category:50–249 employees

Location: Various locations,

Common Good Award 2024

Dr. Day Care gives back to programs that benefit children of all ages in the communities where they work and play. Dr. Day Care founder Mary Ann Shallcross Smith has served as an Inspiring Minds board member, a Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer, a Department of Health Rhode Island Social Work board member, the president of Family Child Care Homes of Rhode Island, and was the president of Foster Forward. She is a mentor for a Community College of Rhode Island student and serves as a state representative for District 46 in Lincoln-Pawtucket. 

Judge’s Take: “Mary Ann Shallcross Smith is really dedicated to making advances in the child care industry. There are so many challenges associated with recruiting people to work as child care professionals and elevating the importance of pay that’s commensurate with the work. She’s really been a champion for the industry. I’ve seen what she does and it’s a difficult, important and undervalued industry.” —Laurie White

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