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Adapting with Purpose - Part 5

by Kelly McCormack

In response to COVID-19, Maine’s nonprofits are stepping up with innovative ways to serve their communities. To foster idea-sharing, we have launched this Adapting with Purpose series as a way to highlight the resourcefulness and creativity of Maine nonprofits.

A Very Brady Video… the Aroostook County Action Program team, or should we say bunch, came together to deliver a video message for the more than 14,000 community members they serve. But the video talent doesn’t stop there! In their new series, ACAP Today, Executive Director Jason Parent chats with other nonprofit leaders to discuss challenges and how they’re working through the pandemic.

Ring Ring… it’s Maine Seacoast Mission calling! The Mission, which serves Downeast and Island communities, has developed a new initiative called Project ReachOut. Staff and volunteers are phoning the 1,500+ families connected with the organization, and there are still calls to make! If you’re interested in volunteering for Project ReachOut, you can apply here.

Talk about taking things in STRIVE (see what we did there?) Friday evening hangouts for teens and young adults have gone virtual at PSL/STRIVE. Same time (6-9pm), same friends (Olivia, Whitney, Pete, Jeff, Noel), same games, same dance moves – just online! Check out their Facebook page for theme night announcements and other fun ideas!

A new project from Rape Response Services in Bangor is their survivor art exhibit – an online gallery of works created by those affected by the crime of sexual violence. As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the interactive gallery provides a space for artists to be heard and for other survivors to be inspired and find their path to healing through art or another means of self-expression.






We will continue to shine a light on these examples of innovation and resilience in Maine’s nonprofit sector and we hope you find inspiration in the ingenuity of your peers. We’re doing our best to track all of your work, but we always love to hear from you directly. Please take a moment to let us know what you’re up to by filling out this form.

Additional COVID-19 Resources for Nonprofits


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