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  • "Kids Helping Kids"Project Week, March 4 - 8, 2013
  • The Maine Facts:According to the Children Defense Fund Did you know . . . ?
  • 227,294 children live in Maine.A child is abused or neglected every 3 hours. View slide
  • 47,727 children are considered poor.16,921 children live in extreme poverty. View slide
  • 26,445 adults and children receive cash assistance from Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).$485 is the maximum monthly TANF cash assistance for a family of three.
  • 5,000 households in Cumberland County alone depend on food pantries every month.21% of food pantriesreport that theirnumbers have morethan doubled.
  • 82% of food pantries have had to make some type of cutback,either giving less food or even turning people away. These are dire circumstances.
  • Working for Preble Street Resource Center could help.
  • Making special deliveries could be enlightening.
  • Beyond Portland there was a farm in Fairfield, Maine.During the late 1800s it became Good Will-Hinckley, a place with a mission "to provide a home and helping hand for young people and families"?
  • How then did this"home to youth facingcomplex academic,social, behavioral,and emotionalchallenges" transitioninto the MaineAcademy of NaturalSciences, the firstcharter school in thestates history?
  • How can this beautiful, historic homestead continue to open its doors?
  • How can they carry on traditions like The Festival of Trees?
  • How can people work with and learn from one another to make their experiences that much more rewarding, even on a farm in the middle of Maine?
  • Ask yourself, "Do you like the ocean?"
  • "Do you like helping others?"
  • "Do you like the idea of getting your hands dirty and your back sweaty to plant a seed that could make the world greener?"
  • If so, consider joiningMr. Redman and Mr. Tobin for "Kids Helping Kids," an NHS Projects Period opportunity in March 2013!