On Tuesday, May 23, members of The Brick & Beam Society joined United Way of Greater Portland's Tocqueville Society for an evening with Elaine Rosen. Elaine is Chairwoman of the Board of the Kresge Foundation and Assurant. She was executive vice president of Unum Corp. from 1999 to 2001 and president of Unum Life Insurance Company of America from 1997 to 1999. The event was held at the Maine Historical Society.
March 2016 BYOB (Bring Your Own Book) Event at Rising Tide
Mitten Mob 2016
Members of the Brick & Beam Society collected nearly 700 hats and mittens today in Monument Square. All of the donations collected will be distributed to schools in the greater Portland area and then sent along to kids who need them the most this winter.
On October 27, 2016, held Brick & Beam Society its first annual community investment night, where three non-profits pitched their program ideas for Brick & Beam to invest in. Following the event, the Impact Investing Committee unanimously decided to award $50,000 to the Congolese Community of Maine (CoCo Maine) for their Dual Generation Program for Early Childhood Education, which will offer English language classes, family literacy initiatives, parenting activities, and outreach to parents and children ages 2-5. Their goal is to prepare children and their families for a better transition to kindergarten by providing early opportunities for learning English.
Volunteer Readers for National Read Across America Day
Brick and Beam volunteer readers on Dr. Seuss's Birthday
Summer Success Picnic
On July 13, Brick & Beam Society members helped Starting Strong, Portland Schools, and the Maine Hunger Initiative celebrate Portland’s free summer meal sites for kids, at the Summer Success Picnic
People like you brought 244 pairs of mittens and gloves to Monument Square on Friday, December 18 for the inaugural Mitten Mob. UWGP's Brick & Beam Society members will be connecting these donations to kids in local schools so they can stay warm this winter. Thanks so much to everyone who donated and stopped by.