Students "Score"

While the Patriots racked up points on the way to their fourth Super Bowl victory, the youth ministry program at Good Shepherd Parish was busy scoring donations to benefit two local organizations. On Super Bowl Weekend, high school youth and other parishioners, wearing football jerseys to draw attention, stood at the entrances of parish churches … Read more

“Souper Bowl of Caring” Raises Money for Preble Street

Teens in the youth ministry program at Good Shepherd Parish in Saco collected $2,024.95 during the "Souper Bowl of Caring" challenge last weekend. The money will be divided between Preble Street Teen Center in Portland and Catholic Charities Maine’s Child and Adult Food Care Program. Members of the youth ministry program at St. Maximilian Kolbe … Read more

Preble Street Named Top Charity in Maine

Preble Street, a Portland-based social service agency, announced it earned the highest score of any charity in Maine in a 2014 fiscal-year analysis performed by Charity Navigator, a national evaluator of charities. The agency recorded an overall average of 99.17 points out of 100 to rank among the highest-scored nonprofits in the country.

Our Opinion: To do good, donors must do their homework

Nonprofit groups in Maine, like those around the country, have a high profile this time of year. Knowing what the holidays represent, members of the public dig into their pockets to give to organizations that help the less fortunate. And to ensure continued support for those who need it the most, it’s important for donors … Read more

Preble Street Joins Electricity Maine on “Q Morning Show.”

Electricity Maine is joining Town Square Media (WJBQ-Q 97.9, WHOM 94.9, and WBLM 102.9) to present this year’s Annual Tree Lighting in Portland’s Monument Square on Friday, November 28th. Music starts at 5:00pm with the Tree Lighting to follow at 5:30, and then music continues after. Powered by Electricity Maine and benefiting Preble Street, an … Read more

Eight nonprofits get awards from Electricity Maine

AUBURN – The owners of Electricity Maine announced that their eight Power to Help Core Partners will each receive $20,000. Seven of the eight nonprofits were on hand for a check presentation and luncheon held in their honor at the Martindale County Club in Auburn. In attendance were representatives of Good Shepherd Food-Bank in Auburn, … Read more

Breakfast Cook-Off starts Maine Restaurant Week

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Sea Dog Brewing kicked off Maine Restaurant Week Friday with the Incredible Breakfast Cook-Off. Competing restaurants cooked their best breakfast dish and ticket buyers tasted and then voted for their favorites. PHOTOS: Breakfast Cook-Off Just before 9 a.m., Maine Restuarant Week announced the winners. The second runner-up, or third … Read more

Keep Preble Street miracle from disappearing

A cynic might read Dovid Muyderman’s story-turned-screenplay, in which two young Jewish brothers live in a homeless shelter by night and pull straight A’s at Portland High School by day, and scoff that it’s too far-fetched — stuff like that just doesn’t happen out there in the real world. Except it did. "This is eerie," … Read more

In the cruel fact of homelessness, kindness is welcome

During the last two weeks, we have used this space to highlight organizations that serve animals and children, respectively, as a way to show people how they can help the less fortunate during the holiday season. This week, the focus falls on homelessness, which becomes an even more urgent problem in the winter months. The … Read more