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UWGP's Brick & Beam Third (epic) Annual Mitten Mob!

Winter is coming… and it will be here longer than just a flash! Join United Way of Greater Portland’s Brick & Beam Society for our third (epic) annual giving flash mob to collect cold weather items for kids in our shared community who need to stay warm this season.

In just two years, Brick & Beam members with the help of community members and local area business have kept 1,586 hands warm. Last year, you helped us collect 549 pairs of mittens and gloves and an additional 136 hats – can we top that? Join us in shattering that record in a flash [mob]!

Our suggested registry is live via Amazon, so between now and 7 PM on Wednesday, December 6, we are asking community members to gather together as many NEW pairs of mittens/ gloves/ hats for boys and girls. Please note hats are especially needed among the elementary school population, as they can’t be shared!

Schedule of events:

Wednesday, 12/6 from noon till 1 PM – Brick & Beam members and United Way of Greater Portland staff will be by the statute in Monument Square collecting cold weather gear donations. All the donations will be distributed to schools in the greater Portland area to be sent along with children who need them the most this winter.

Wednesday, 12/6 from 5-7 PM – Join Brick & Beam for our monthly pop-up, First Wednesday, this month featuring local establishment MAPS (64 Market Street, Portland, ME). These monthly pop-up happy hours are an easy way to meet some of our members and learn about our innovative way of approaching philanthropy thanks to our roots within the United Way of Greater Portland network.

Missing out on Wednesday, 12/6? Send your cold weather gear donation directly to United Way of Greater Portland (One Canal Plaza, Suite 300, Portland, ME 04101) via our Amazon Registry.

Friends, colleagues – all are welcome; bundle up and we’ll see you at Monument Square and MAPS for the third annual Mitten Mob on Wednesday, December 6! Questions? Visit our Facebook event, or feel free to e-mail brickandbeam@unitedwaygp.org.