"Shop for a Cause" Day draws shoppers to Portland

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

Dining cause: Maine Restaurant Week Leverages Non-Profit Causes with Private Money

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

Breakfast cook-off in South Portland

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

Paper Things Provides Middle-Grade Readers with an Intimate Account of Child Homelessness

Cumberland, ME – February 10, 2015 – With as much adventure and emotion as her award-winning novel Small as an Elephant, Jennifer Jacobson’s new novel, Paper Things, presents the story of 11-year-old Ari who when forced to choose between staying with her guardian and being with her big brother, choses her big brother. There’s just … Read more