Preble Street lauded for nonprofit works

…Preble Street earned the top rating of the 43 nonprofit groups in Maine rated by Charity Navigator, with a score of 99.17 out of 100. Preble Street operates with a $9 million budget, running homeless shelters and a food pantry in Portland, as well as various programs to help low-income and mentally ill people…   … Read more

Maine Voices: Efficient and effective, Preble Street respects humanity of those it serves

PORTLAND – Our roles as stewards of Preble Street’s mission, philosophy and approach compel us to respond to a recent Maine Voices column that questions the effectiveness of the work our organization does ("Poor oversight of homeless services erodes Bayside’s quality of life," Feb. 4). That column demands steps that were addressed and, in many … Read more

Eight ME charities top nonprofit list

An organization that evaluates the financial health of more than 5,000 charities nationwide has named eight Maine charities among its top-ranked operations. New Jersey-based Charity Navigator recently unveiled a more in-depth rating system that ranks charities based on ethical practices, accountability and transparency with donors, according to a press release. The Maine charities that received … Read more

Preble Street presents service awards

PORTLAND – Preble Street honored Hannaford with its Community Partner Award recently for its volunteer efforts in providing meals and donations. The Joseph D. Kreisler Community Impact Award went to Lucky Hollander of Portland. Hollander has dedicated her career to the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Lynne Goodwin of Portland, a volunteer of more … Read more