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Providence Journal
R.I.-Based Non-profit Today Show

International Day of The Girl, 2019

A Rhode Island-based nonprofit dedicated to helping Vietnamese children and families in need, often through bicycling and art programs, will gain some extra publicity Friday when the “Today” show on NBC interviews the program’s founders.

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East Side Monthly
Pedaling to Success

A worthwhile charity strikes a chord with one East Sider

Imagine walking ten miles in one day to get to school and back. In Vietnam, that’s the reality many kids face every day. The trek is so long and tiring that many children, especially girls, stay home, eventually dropping out. Their chance for an education, and a better life, ends.


Sara Stevens Nerone has a solution: buy them bikes. She’s the founder of the Rhode Island-based Rock-Paper-Scissors Children’s Fund... Continue Reading

URI Alumni Magazine

To Give

Sara Stevens Nerone ’90, M.S. ’95


Sara Stevens Nerone brought violins and Bach to Vietnamese children who could barely afford shoes, much less a musical instrument. She taught them how to paint with watercolors, and she provided shiny new bicycles to girls so they could ride, not walk, the 10-mile journey to school.

Through her nonprofit, Rock-Paper-Scissors Children’s Fund... Continue Reading

Metta Foundation Award
Phoebe Nerone

January 2018 Winner

“My most meaningful achievement so far has been starting my reading glasses project in Vietnam, supplying reading glasses to elderly men and women,” sixteen-year-old Phoebe Nerone of Wakefield, RI said of her volunteer experience to promote wellness to those in need.

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South County Independent
Local nonprofit spreads love of art and music in Vietnam

The per capita income in some poor areas of Vietnam is the equivalent of $1 per day. School children are known to walk an hour each way to school, and many don’t continue their education beyond the fifth grade.

Rock­Paper­Scissors Children’s Fund, a non­profit founded by Sara Stevens Nerone of Peace Dale, gives impoverished Vietnamese children an opportunity to explore art and music – something they may not get otherwise... Continue Reading

The University of Rhode Island
Big Thinkers

Sara Stevens Nerone '90 '95

What’s the source of goodness? Kindness, selflessness and generosity all come to mind, as well as the name Sara Stevens Nerone.


The URI graduate is founder of the Rock-Paper-Scissors Children’s Fund, a nonprofit that provides art and music programs, as well as bikes, to children in Vietnam. So far, the group has helped 600 kids, many so poor their parents make less than one dollar a day... Continue Reading

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The Westerly Sun 
Help for the poor knows no boundaries for South Kingstown family

South Kingstown

-After adopting her two daughters as babies from Vietnam and glimpsing the poverty within the country, Sara Nerone of South Kingstown, said she felt she needed to help in some way, because she couldn't turn her back and pretend she had never seen it.


In November 2012, Nerone founded Rock-Paper-Scissors Children's Fund, a nonprofit... Continue Reading

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