General News

Let’s talk about grit, persistence, courage, curiosity, perseverance, compassion, and passion…

How to Go From ‘C’ Student to Self-Made Millionaire By Tom Corley Do you have to be naturally smart in order to strike it rich? Is intelligence a prerequisite for success? In my five-year study of the daily habits of 233 self-made millionaires and 128 individuals at or near poverty (Rich Habits Study – Background on Methodology) I uncovered the answer to these and

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TD Charitable Foundation

Many, many thanks to TD Charitable Foundation’s Michael Rayder and Larry Wold for granting us $10,000 for our summer programming initiative as articulated through our GoFundMe campaign: Obviously, we are so ecstatic and humbled by TD’s belief in our work and care for the kids. Amazing job, friend and neighbor, TD Charitable Foundation!

Old-fashioned goodness, a touch of sass, and a belief in kids…

Thinking of way to be nice? Do something nice? Feel nice? Here’s a way: Support the kids at MPTC – where kids are taught values, family matters, education is tantamount, and being nice is where it’s at. Thank you; start a nice revolution. Challenge yourself. Give. Please.

Lotsa Love – FOR SALE!

Come join in the clean-spirited fun of the Hugs For Kids Debapalooza! On Saturday morning, 5/30, come to 752 Main Street to give some hugs for donations to The Blais & Shangraw gang. ALL donations will go directly to the kids at MPTC. You can hug one, all, one several times, have a company sponsor your hugs…So many ways to get hugs and donate

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Summer programming on its way…

WE ARE ECSTATIC!!!! Gargantuan thanks to the Simmons Foundation and the Narragansett Number One Foundation for their recent support of the kids!!! Simmons gifted $5,000 and the Buxton-based NNOF gifted $15,000. So, so grateful that our summer programming is on its way.

Celebrating Our Achievements

It’s been an incredible year! So grateful for the acknowledgement of the WCSH 6 Who Care Agency of Distinction award, being selected as the Maine recipient of the Tom’s of Maine 50 States for Good, being granted by the highly competitive Next Generation Foundation paying off our 40-year mortgage, and being recognized as Mainebiz’s Nonprofit Business Leader of the Year… WHEW! Thank you so very much! We love our

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Our Fabulous 5k Sponsors!!! Many thanks for your care of the kids!

PREMIERE SPONSORS: Title – SAPPI Gold – Douglas McDaniel Campo & Schools Silver – KeyBank and Base36 — Smart Solutions Bronze – P & C Insurance THEY ALSO STEPPED UP: Communication Technologies Inc. Cunningham Security Dana and Grampy Disability RMS Frog and Turtle/James, Sasha, and Gang IDEXX Interior Resources/Judith Schneider Jenn Staudenmaier John Dwyer Linda Douglass Lori Whitlock Maine Contract Flooring/Joe Disanza Maine Interior

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Mainebiz Awards Executive Director, Donna Dwyer, Nonprofit Business Leader of the Year!

From Mainebiz, March 23, 2015: “Leadership comes in many forms. This year, Mainebiz has selected three leaders who know how to get things done. They’ve led organizations through tough times, they’ve grown revenues, they’ve kept the books balanced, they’ve watched out for their employees, stakeholders, and the public. And they’ve done it with grace, enthusiasm, and humility we feel is worth noting. We present

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Board News…

Anne Vaillancourt, beloved Board member since November 2011, has gracefully retired from the MPTC board after serving a three-year term. Anne is the Executive Director for the Davis Foundations, located in Yarmouth, ME. A Westbrook native, Anne will fondly be remembered as being a tireless advocate for kids considered most at risk, attending all of our special events, and working rigorously to raise funds

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The Road Back…

When our beloved Chef James fell 15 feet and his lovely wife, Heidi, was due with their second child any second, we were horrified, stunned, and scared about their long-term outcome. Ecstatic to say, all is well. Really, ALL is more than well. Welcome back, James, et al. We wouldn’t want to do MPTC without YOU! Read more about James, his injury, and his

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