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Portside Gives Back: Pop-Up Gift Drive Recap!


‘Tis the season for gifts, giving, and giving back! Portside gave back this Holiday season with our annual Pop Up Gift Drive. This year’s Pop Up Gift Drive was the biggest one to date with donations totaling over 1,000! 

With three Portside Offices serving as drop locations for donations and new this year, a fourth location at 1 Badger Island, Kittery! Special drive days were held on November 20th in Kittery and on December 4th at all locations which included warm beverages, holiday treats, and cheer.
Pop-Up Gift Drive- Drive Day FalmouthPop-Up Gift Drive- Drive Day Yarmouth
Our Beneficiaries:

Shalom House:  Shalom House helps provide an array of community-based mental health services to hundreds of individuals living with serious mental illness in Southern Maine.  This holiday season, they were seeking personal care items and warm clothing for their students.  The donations collected will support the Shalom House mission to help individuals address their personal goals, receive services, and once again become a vital part of their communities. 
Portside volunteer committee members dropping off donations to Maine Children's Home
Maine Children’s Home:  The Maine Children’s Home Christmas Program aims to share joy and winter warmth with kids and families throughout Maine during, what can be, a stressful time for many.  Through this program, 1,500 children and their families are provided with tools for play, connection, and comfort this holiday season. 

Portside Pop-Up Holiday Drive donations Portside volunteer committee members
Thank you to MiBox for once again providing us with storage boxes for all four of our locations!
Thank you to all that donated in person and online via our Amazon wishlist to the 2021 Pop-Up Gift drive, we are thrilled to have donated over 1,000 items this year! Happy Holidays!

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