Monday, January 5, 2015
Androscoggin Bank’s MainStreet Foundation recently presented grants totaling $17,500 to four organizations that help kids thrive. Founded to support programming to help at-risk kids in Maine be safe, healthy, active, happy, educated and nourished, the foundation awards impact grants four times each year to organizations working to better the lives of children. The grants vary based on need and are awarded in amounts up to $5,000.
Recipients of $5,000 are: Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Services of Auburn; New Beginnings of Lewiston, an emergency youth shelter; and MyPlace Teen Center of Westbrook, which provides 500-plus youths with free meals, mentoring, character education, academic support, civic engagement and life skills. The Telling room of Portland will receive $2,500 to support an after school program at its writing center.