Holiday Giving at 84 Middle Street

PORTLAND, Maine — Despite the financial hardships that all Maine residents and Maine businesses face each and every winter, the professionals at the offices of 84 Middle Street still made it priority to help those in need during the cold months in our great state. In a clothing drive organized by independent business consultant Joshua … Read more

Preble Street Friend and Volunteer Leon Gorman Dies

… Leon Gorman also donated his labor. Every Wednesday morning for more than 12 years, Gorman – who was known simply as “Leon” – helped cook breakfast for 400 people at Preble Street’s soup kitchen. There, he was just another volunteer who started off as a dishwasher and worked his way up to the grill, … Read more

L.L. Bean leader Leon Gorman dies at 80

FREEPORT – L.L. Bean Chairman Emeritus Leon Gorman has died at age 80. Gorman, the grandson of company founder and namesake Leon Leonwood Bean, had cancer and died on Thursday at his home in Yarmouth, according to a statement from the company. Gorman became president of the company in 1967 before retiring in 2001 and … Read more

Patriot Subaru Earns $40,000 for Preble Street

Patriot Subaru of Saco presented a check for $40,000 to Preble Street, a Portland-based social service nonprofit, as part of "Share the Love," an annual charitable benefit sponsored by Subaru of America. The presentation was made at Preble Street on Friday, March 20th. Between November 20, 2014, and January 2, 2015, Subaru donated $250 to … Read more

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