By Dorothea Bianco
Rhode Island is more than just a state. For many, it’s a home and community filled with the very best things. From the sprawling beach coast lines to the abundant parks and beloved city, RI has given so much to us. Now, it is our turn to repay the favor. When COVID-19 struck in March of 2019, small businesses were hit the hardest. The holiday season is one of the most important times for many small businesses. As a result of the stay at home order and social distancing, shops have lost customers. Many businesses have been left fighting to stay afloat. As a community, it is our duty to spread holiday magic and start shopping small. The small businesses we know and love are a huge part of what make RI so special. We have all gone through a range of highs and lows this year. By supporting small shops you can make a difference for someone’s business and family, and give them one more reason to be thankful. Below you can find a list of small businesses to support in Rhode Island.