What is “Gift it Forward” and how does it help?

Learn how you can support our front line workers in the COVID-19 Crisis.

About The Program


Gift it Forward is an online resource developed by small business owners for small business owners. The program is aimed at helping Rhode Island small businesses make it through the COVID-19 pandemic by making easier for Rhode Islanders to support them. 

Many businesses in Rhode Island are closed or have limited resources available. This is a very challenging time for local small business owners.

In-person RI businesses have closed their physical office space, but they still owe their rent, internet and phone charges as well as other expenses needed to stay in business. Encore Coaching is one of those businesses. Business expenses don’t stop during the pandemic.

Let’s come together and “Buy RI Today!”

I will be donating my time to coaching our essential workers offering emotional support. Your donation of $100 will allow normal overhead costs to be covered while working with these brave people.

Help a First Responder, Emergency Worker or Front Line Essential Worker with a $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE for emotional support during this time of crisis.

Gift it Forward and Buy Rhode Island Today is supported by RI Lt. Governor Daniel McKee!

This joint venture was established by Oceanside Graphics RI LLC and the Office of Rhode Island Lt. Governor Daniel McKee. The idea developed from a group of small businesses owners discussing concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Through his role as Chair of Rhode Island’s Small Business Advocacy Council, Lt. Governor McKee was able to connect with Justin T. Gontarek, and Nicholas J. Rego owners of Oceanside Graphics in Warwick, RI and have them facilitate this portal for Rhode Island’s small business community.  

How to Help.

  • Purchase online gift cards for future use at your favorite RI small business.
  • Order take-out from your local neighborhood restaurants.
  • Use local businesses to source essential items.
  • Book your future events with local businesses today! 
  • Like and share your favorite businesses on social media.