This year, Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty is celebrating our Tenth Anniversary, a significant milestone. To mark the occasion, the company is donating $10,000 to area non-profits. The company is thrilled to share our “10 Things We Love” campaign, a list of the best reasons to live in Rhode Island and neighboring areas. We are pairing each item with a donation to a local non-profit to give back to the communities that have bolstered our success. As a company, we are committed to giving back to the community and supporting organizations that are making a positive impact.

Over the past decade, Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty has grown from two broker owners and two agents at its inception, to seven offices, 160 agents and employees, and over $4.5 billion in total closed sales volume.

This success would not have been possible without the support of our clients, agents, employees, and our communities. As a token of our appreciation, we are honored to contribute to organizations that are making positive changes in our neighborhoods.

“We sell more than homes. We have the privilege to highlight our coastal way of living and show the world how beautiful our communities are,” says Judy Chace. “There is no better place to live.”

"We are grateful for the support we have received over the past decade, and we want to give back to the communities that have helped us achieve our success," says Ray Mott, Broker/Owner. "We believe that supporting these organizations will help create a better future."

Each item on our list of “Ten Things We Love” will be announced every other Tuesday.

1. Good Night Lights at Hasbro Children's Hospital




What’s worse than being in the hospital? Being in the hospital as a kid!

In May of 2010, one employee of Hasbro Children’s Hospital decided to send a goodnight signal to a patient he’d been working with. On his ride home, he turned and flashed his bicycle headlamp at the hospital. His young friend flashed his room lights off and on in response.

And just like that, a heartwarming tradition was born.

In the 13 years since, countless businesses and individuals have joined in to wish hospitalized children “good night” through the simple act of flashing a light on and off. Police officers, Brown University, The Providence Steamboat Company, patrons of the Hot Club, and more. At 8:30 every night, children at Hasbro Children’s Hospital are greeted with this display of goodwill, and they respond with flashlights.

We at Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty are proud to be part of this community of light. That’s why the very first thing on our Ten Things We Love campaign is the Good Night Lights, and our celebration will be paired with a donation to Hasbro Children’s Hospital.

2. Newport Folk Festival




For more than 60 years now, the Newport Folk Festival has been synonymous with both summer in Rhode Island and folk music worldwide. From the moment Pete Seeger set foot onstage in 1959 until just last summer, when Joni Mitchell made a surprise return to the event, this has been the heart and home of folk music. It is, of course, sold out for 2023, and we expect it will continue to be intrinsic to life in Rhode Island for decades to come.

The Newport Festivals Foundation, in turn, provides music education and outreach to communities throughout Rhode Island, and across all musical disciplines and genres. Additionally, they expanded their online programs during the pandemic and provided relief to gig workers who were hit especially hard by the sudden closure of life as we knew it. Their commitment to keeping music and artistic expression accessible to all is one we here at Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty wholeheartedly support, and we are thrilled to pair this iconic Thing We Love with a donation to the Newport Festivals Foundation.