Providing help and creating hope in Maine

View 2023 Golf Classic photos here.

For information about next year's tournament, please call Development at (207) 523-1188.

 

 

Maine children need our help!Maine Children Need Our Help!

When you support our Golf Classic this year, you will be supporting kids in our community in a whole new way. This year, our goal is to raise $65,000 for the Put Children First Scholarship Fund – a fund that supports the cost of child care for low income working families. Without this vital program, single parents and struggling families cannot break the cycle of poverty that strains families and may create living conditions that contribute to child neglect and abuse.

In Maine, the average annual cost of child care for an infant represents over 70% of a minimum wage, full-time job for a single mother. That leaves very little left over for housing, let alone grocery shopping or gas for the car! Here’s what that looks like in numbers:

Infant care:
$210/week = $10,920/year

Full-time job:
$7.50/hr. = $15,600/year

With the recession, families of lower, even average, incomes are forced to pull their children from licensed centers and send them to unlicensed, unregulated centers or homes. More often than not, these plan Bs are substandard.

Your generosity can make a difference. That's why we hope you’ll bring a team and enjoy the day, or buy tickets to our dinner and auction. We hope to see you there!