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Friday, January 17, 2020
Lewiston, ME: Avangrid Foundation in partnership with Central Maine Power, the local affiliate of AVANGRID in Maine has gifted $10,000 in grant funding to United Way of Androscoggin County in support of homeless youth. This 2020 partnership aligns with the Avangrid Foundation’s mission to support unmet needs in Maine where there is the most risk.  United Way will use the funds to support programs for runaway and homeless youth at New Beginnings, Inc., a long-time United Way community partner based in Lewiston. New Beginnings operates the only youth shelter in Maine licensed for 24-hour care, along with housing, counseling, and outreach services for young people who are at risk for or experiencing homelessness.  Helping approximately 700 children, teens, and young adults each year, they focus on the safety, connection, and growth that all...
Friday, January 10, 2020
My Name is Joleen Bedard and I am proud to lead United Way of Androscoggin County. My team and I are working together to reach out to community members like you who have supported us in recent years. We are excited and filled with hope for 2020 – but certainly wanted to make sure that you know how your generosity has had a positive impact in our community. In 2019, United Way of Androscoggin County expanded its territory to serve agencies, individuals, and families in Oxford County – this was a huge undertaking and we are proud to do so! Last year alone we served over 30,000 children and families:Over 1,000 children received backpacks and school supplies to start the school year in September.550 home-bound older adults and adults with disabilities received 74,000 meals to help them remain independently in their own homes.1,998 bed nights...
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Day of CaringSave the Date! United Way's 17th Annual Campaign Kickoff and Day of Caring Breakfast will be on Friday, September 14, 2018. The event will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Auburn. Stay tuned for more details and information as Day of Caring gets closer!
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Show Mom how much you appreciate her by giving her a dozen roses this Mother's Day!United Way of Androscoggin County is partnering with UPS for a Mother's Day Rose Sale. You can purchase a dozen roses for $20 and UPS will donate all proceeds to United Way. Roses come with red tulle and baby's breath. What a great way to support your local community and show Mom how much you care!Orders are due by Friday, April 20th. All roses will be in by Friday, May 11th. For more information contact Kim Preble (207) 795-4000 ext. 202Download the order formDownload the flyer
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Join us for our annual Touch-A-Truck event on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 10-2 at Central Maine Community College in Auburn. Quiet hour will be from 10-11. This year's event will feature a Food Truck Festival!Be sure to stay tuned to the event page as we have a lot of exciting new features to this year's event!Thank you to our event sponsors!          
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Volunteers Needed:The LA CA$H (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope) Coalition is gearing up for the 2018 Tax Season and is looking for volunteer greeters, asset coaches, and tax preparers. All volunteers would receive free training. Since 2004 the LA CA$H Coalition has generated over $32 million in returns for the Lewiston-Auburn area. This is the largest and most successful CA$H program in the State of Maine. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Dot Perham-Whittier at 513-3000 x3205 or at dottie@lewistonmaine.gov. About CA$H:CA$H Maine is a statewide collaboration of ten coalitions, comprised of 50 non-profits, working together to help empower Maine individuals and families to achieve long-term financial stability. For more information on the Lewiston-Auburn CA$H Coalition visit their website by clicking here.