Thank you to everyone for your kind gestures of support and your generous donations to MATE! We appreciate you and each and every gift you have made! Your compassionate gifts are helping us to create safe housing and enrich the lives of youth amidst the challenges of the pandemic this summer. Thanks again!
MATE’s Housing Ministry: As of now, restrictions are starting to lift and MATE’s Housing Ministry can welcome local volunteers and people from Vermont, New Hampshire, New York and New Jersey to work on job sites as well as those from other states willing to sign certificates of compliance stating they have tested negative for COVID in the last 72 hours before arrival or they will or already have completed a 14-day quarantine in Maine.
If you meet these criteria and you would like to come up to MATE to volunteer repairing homes, please join us! Welcome!
We are hoping by August to be able to welcome everyone up to MATE! So, stay tuned! Local hotels and restaurants are starting to open back up, and our facilities at CATE (Camp at the Eastward) are available, so there will be places for work teams to stay and eat! A visit to Gifford’s ice cream is a must for many a work team!
MATE has put policies and procedures in place for your health and safety on worksites. We care about our volunteers, clients and staff and we follow CDC and governmental guidelines! We will provide PPE for you for your well-being too!
MATE Youth Connection: MYC is doing an awesome job reaching out to youth via Zoom, virtual meetings, and a new Facebook Group, MATE Youth Connection (MYC) Group. Check it out!
Join in July’s Vacation Backyard Bible School-BOLT a quarantine friendly VBS at home for kids and/or family to learn about faith in a wacky, fun format. So, BOLT on over and participate by gathering in your own backyard or be a part of August’s Compassion Camp-A virtual camping experience that focuses on learning about compassion for ourselves, our neighbors and our world! We have super fun activities planned, including yoga classes from a guest expert professional partner!
We truly hope to see you all soon at MATE, in the meantime if you have any questions or concerns, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us call 207-778-4705! Watch MATE Matters for more info that is sure to come!
As a mission of the Presbyterian Church (USA), contributions made to Mission at the Eastward are deductible by the donors as provided by section 170 of the Code. Bequests, legacies, devises, transfers, or gifts, to or for the use of Mission at the Eastward are deductible for Federal estate and gift tax purposes as provided by sections 2055, 2106 and 2522 of the Code.