The Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation Helps Make Youth Volunteer Recognition Possible
January 3rd, 2018
Contact: Cecily Cook, Planning and Research Associate
Augusta, ME -- At the Maine Commission for Community Service's November business meeting the Masons' Grand Master of Maine, Thomas Pulkkinen, presented MCCS with a generous donation in order to support the recognition of youth volunteers across Maine. This is not the first year that the Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation has supported the Young Maine Volunteer Roll of Honor and the associated celebratory events held every spring. Last year youth volunteers on the roll of honor received tickets to a Red Claws basketball game in Portland and in 2016 they attended a Portland Pirates hockey game.
The Young Maine Volunteer Roll of Honor is a non-competitive award given to any youth 18 and under who volunteered at least 50 hours in the previous calendar year. The volunteer activity can fall under a broad spectrum of projects, including taking on any leadership position in their community through youth group initiatives, student councils, independently established projects, or other social and collaborative endeavors. Since 1987 the awards program has sought to not only honor the talent contributed to the State’s many communities, but also inspire others to follow in the footsteps of those recognized.
Below are pictures from last year's event held in April 2017.
In 2018 the $5,000 donation will go to support the cost of awards medals, certificates, and the theatrical performance organized by the Penobscot Theatre Co. and debuted at Messalonski's J. Duke Albanese Performing Arts Center on May 6. To learn more about the awards process and how to submit nominations visit VolunteerMaine.org. Submissions are due March 15, 2018.
About the Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation
The Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation was founded in 1993 by the membership of the Grand Lodge of Maine and is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization under the Internal Revenue Code incorporated in the State of Maine. The mission of the Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation is to support various programs throughout the State of Maine, and beyond when appropriate, which will enhance the lives of individuals and communities with Masonic ties. Our programs and efforts reach individuals and families of all ages and backgrounds through the tireless work of hundreds of volunteers as a way to extend the tenants of Freemasonry into all of our communities.