“Please remember that our unhoused community members are humans. They’re part of our community and they’re our neighbors. They deserve compassion. They deserve safety. They deserve advocacy, and they deserve housing,” shared Portland City Councilor Victoria Pelletier at the 2023 Longest Day of Homelessness Sit-in organized by Homeless Voices for Justice. “They deserve resources. They … Read more
A vigil to remember friends from the Greater Portland homeless community who have died will take place December 21 at 4:30pm. A crowd will gather in front of the MMC-Preble Street Learning Collaborative at 20 Portland Street and proceed by candlelight to Monument Square. Every year on the Winter Solstice — the longest night of homelessness … Read more
“We start Restaurant Week with breakfast and we end it with dessert,” said Gillian Britt of gBritt PR, who co-founded Maine Restaurant Week with her husband, Jim. “This is such a fun event, and all of the retail sales during this pairing benefit Preble Street here in Portland.” Read more.
… In the Portland Downtown District, it was also Shop for a Cause Day to help raise money for Preble Street, which provides services to the homeless and needy. More than three dozen shops pledged part of their Saturday proceeds to Preble Street … Read more.
PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Hundreds shopped in Portland Saturday to support local businesses in “Small Business Saturday.” 41 different businesses participated in “Shop for a Cause” day, which coincided with “Small Business Saturday.” Businesses donated a portion of the day’s profits to the Preble Street Resource Center. “It’s nice to explore some of these … Read more
On Saturday, May 23 from 6 to 8 p.m., Allagash Brewing Co. in Portland hosts a fundraiser for Preble Street, a Portland non-profit whose mission is to find solutions to homelessness, hunger and poverty. Your $55 ticket gets you small plates from the food truck PB & Me, Portland restaurants Slab, The King’s Head, and … Read more
After months of preparations, ticket sales for the third annual Maine YogaFest (MYF) opened in mid-March. The weekend festival will be held from July 10 to 12 at the East End Community School in Portland and has added more than 15 new workshops to meet the growing demand from attendees. Up to 1000 yogis are … Read more
Jennifer Richard Jacobson wears many hats. She’s a teacher, an educational consultant and a speaker. She’s also a writer and her latest book is called Paper Things. It deals with something that is hiding in plain sight – homelessness among children. She’s got a book signing coming up Thursday and proceeds from the event will … Read more
Diners visiting dozens of eateries for "Maine Restaurant Week" over the next two weeks may not realize the meal deals served up by Portland-local restaurants are taking initiative from of the nation’s hottest marketing trends – "cause marketing." Broadly defined, "cause marketing" refers to a cooperative effort between for-profit and non-profit organizations for mutual benefit. … Read more
SOUTH PORTLAND (WGME) — Over 200 people came out to do some taste testing in South Portland Friday morning for the annual breakfast cook-off. The breakfast competition featured restaurants from around Maine competing against each other for a good cause. All proceeds went to Preble Street. Entrees included chocolate and bacon stuffed waffles, creme brule … Read more