Volunteer Newsletter Highlights – August 2019
August 2, 2019
United Way of Greater Portland can connect you with one-time opportunities and events that help our community, tools for hosting a collection of needed items, as well as ongoing and regularly scheduled opportunities that support long-lasting change and Thrive2027 goals. You can choose what moves you!
Every month we share a Volunteer Engagement Newsletter with opportunities to engage throughout Greater Portland. Here are some of the highlights from August’s Volunteer Newsletter.
CATHOLIC CHARITIES MAINE – REFUGEE IMMIGRATION SERVICES MENTOR
Catholic Charities offers several mentor programs for newly arrived refugees. Work with a family, adults or children new to the country. FMI visit
HELP WITH ASYLEES
As of August 15, families will no longer be staying at the Portland Expo. If you would like to support them and other new Mainers as they transition into local communities, please consider the eight ongoing opportunities highlighted with a star icon in August’s Volunteer Newsletter.
UNITED WE CAN FOOD DRIVE + SCULPTURE CONTEST
Join us to kick off United Way of Greater Portland’s Annual Campaign with the United We CAN Food Drive + Sculpture Contest on Friday, September 13, 2019. Teams will construct sculptures from 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. (spectators are welcome). Sculptures will be on display during the Annual Campaign Kickoff event in Monument Square from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Wayside Food Programs will distribute collected food to pantries throughout Cumberland County. FMI and construction rules visit www.unitedwaygp.org/2019/06/26/united-we-can/
BRICK & BEAM SOCIETY FUNDING AVAILABLE
The Brick & Beam Society, an individual giving group of United Way Greater Portland, is pleased to request proposals to advance their work in the community. The Brick & Beam Society takes a broad view of the community, bringing leaders together and building momentum for action. Brick & Beam is aligned with Thrive 2027’s Community-Wide Goals and United Way of Greater Portland. For more information about Brick & Beam, please visit http://www.brickandbeam.org/.
Brick & Beam seeks proposals that target early childhood learning and/or STEM programming and supporting high-need populations, birth through 8th grade. Brick & Beam supports projects that are high-impact, sustainable and replicable and approaches that are innovative, holistic and collaborative. Deadline: August 9, 2019. FMI visit https://uwsme.org/newuwgp/2019/06/17/request-for-proposals-brick-beam/.
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