Related Program: Parish Social Ministry
(Parishes throughout the Greater Portland Region, and Threads of Hope Thrift Store in Portland)
Position Description: The Donations Handler will pick up the items in the Threads of Hope donation boxes located at Greater Portland area parishes, and transport them to the Threads of Hope Thrift Store on St. John Street in Portland, ME. Sites involved are St. Pius X Church, The Chancery, The Cathedral, and St. Peter's Church, all located in Portland.
Impact of Opportunity: Catholic Charities Maine runs many programs in Maine to serve vulnerable people. The programs range from mental health/alcohol/drug counseling, food programs, elderly programs, and child development programs. Proceeds from the Threads of Hope Thrift Stores help to provide funds for these programs. The Threads of Hope Thrift Store also provides job opportunities for people who have difficulties in the job market. The store turns the donations to saleable items to help financially support the programs.
Qualifications & Skills Required:
Training Offered: Catholic Charities Maine Volunteer Orientation
Time Commitment/Schedule: 1-2 hours per week, full year
Program Contact: Susan McGaulley, SMcGaulley@ccmaine.org or (207) 523-1161