An Ongoing Appeal to Help New Mainers

Soon we will be welcoming the first 24 families who will be moving into two apartment buildings at the Brunswick Landing early in October.

United Way has hired Maggie Cummings as the Community Response Coordinator to oversee all that is needed to make these families welcome.

Maggie has scheduled a “Kitchen Items Donation Drive” for Saturday, September 23 from 10 am to 4 pm. at the Welcome Center for New Mainers, located at the backside of the Brunswick Rec Center. NEW SITE FOR ITEM DROP-OFF:

From Admiral Fitch Ave, take a left onto Pegasus St. (opposite Wild Oats Bakery & Cafe), then take a right onto Burbank Ave, and finally a left onto Venture Ave. The parking lot and the entrance to the Welcome Center is off Venture Ave. The rain date will be Sunday, September 24.

Below is the list of kitchen items needed at this time.


large, medium and small pots

large and small pans (8” – 16”)

baking sheets and colanders


Plates, bowls, cups, mugs, and silverware


Wooden spoons, spatulas, measuring cups, measuring spoons, can openers, etc.


Electric and regular kettles; toasters, blenders

Any time that you can give between 10 am and 4 pm is appreciated. Please contact Maggie Cummins at for a form to sign up to volunteer on that Saturday, the 23rd.

If you have furniture, bedding and towels, please hold onto them until we are told they are needed, and we will let you know.

Thank you to everyone who has come forward with offers to help and items to donate.

Margaret Hutchins and Priscilla Bizer will be in the vestry during coffee hour on Sunday the 17th to answer questions.

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