Here at Maine Source Homes & Realty, we think Denzel Washington got it exactly right. Asked what makes a successful life, Denzel replied, “At the end, it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished. It’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.” This Thanksgiving, as we count the many blessings bestowed on us, we give thanks for local nonprofits who lift others up—and makes things better for them—each and every day of the year. We invite you to join us in supporting each of these very special local nonprofits:
& Good Shepherd Food Bank
Each of these amazing organizations helps battle food-insecurity among children, seniors, and other adults in Maine. Founded by then-13-year-old Kayden Boilard, Kaydenz Kitchen is a family-run food pantry that assists those in the Lewiston community who experience food insecurities and have difficulties feeding their families.
Good Shepherd Food Bank, in partnership with nearly 600 community organizations across Maine, distributes more than 31 million healthy, nutritious meals each year to those experiencing food-insecurity throughout our state.
Safe Voices is working passionately to end domestic violence in our communities. They offer a wide variety of services to individuals and families affected by the scourge of domestic violence and abuse in Maine, including shelter, support groups, courthouse assistance, and a Domestic Abuse & Sex Trafficking Helpline (1-800-559-2927).
Over the past 62 years, Midcoast Humane has become one of Maine’s largest animal shelters. Providing loving care and second chances to nearly 3,500 animals every year, they also assist hundreds more in a variety of life-enhancing ways.
Androscoggin Land Trust
The ALT’s mission is to cherish, preserve, and conserve the Lewiston-Auburn-area’s part of the beautiful natural world, particularly the Androscoggin River. During the past few years, the local community has made stunning progress in reclaiming one of Maine’s great rivers and its surrounding grounds.
ACADIA Academy (Charter School)
An acronym for A Charter Academy for Developing Independence and Achievement, ACADIA targets the development of the whole child through a strong social/emotional learning component, as well as by offering highly differentiated academic instruction for all students.
For more information about any of these Lewiston-Auburn-area nonprofits— or to make a donation—please click on the name of the organization above. Thank you so much!