joe says "xoxo joe"

 

To all the lovebirds out there, Joe Says Happy Valentine's Day.

XOXO,

Joe

                         Photography by Corey Templeton. See more of Corey's photos here and here.

joe says "npft day"

As Portlanders know, Joe spends more time promoting local nonprofits than his own law firm on the Time & Temp. Well, today he's promoting a local non-profit that *promotes* local nonprofits. The Maine Association of Nonprofits is celebrating Nonprofit Day, an opportunity to shine a spotlight on nonprofits as the essential community infrastructure they are.

MANP's mission is to enrich the quality of community and personal life in Maine by strengthening the leadership, voice, and organizational effectiveness of our state's nonprofits. Every day, Mainers rely on nonprofits to nurture our minds, protect our environment, inform our government, educate our children and drive our economy-all while investing significant financial and human resources throughout the state.

Today, February 11th, MANP hosted Nonprofit Day, a collective day of action to raise awareness for how #NonprofitsWorkforME.

Joe hopes you learn more about MANP and Nonprofit Day here.

                       Photography by Corey Templeton. See more of Corey's photos here and here.

 

joe says "100 wmen"

Have you ever wanted to make a difference in your community but felt like you needed help? Joe knows how much being part of a group can empower an individual, and that's why he's proud to promote the Southern Maine chapter of 100 Women Who Care. 100 Women Who Care Southern Maine is a group of local women who are interested in supporting our communities by contributing to Southern Maine charities together as a group to increase the impact. The organization's mission is to reach out and help the community by finding 100 or more women (the count is currently almost 400!) to each contribute $50 four times a year in order to give $20,000+ annually to local charities. All charities and organizations up for consideration must be in the Southern Maine area. The idea is to keep it local and have an impact that can be seen in our communities!

100 Women's next meeting is Monday night, February 3rd, at a new location: the Portland Elks at 1945 Congress Street, from 5-7:40pm. There will be time for networking, appetizers and a glass of wine before the meeting starts at 6:30pm. Come find out what a great group of generous and thoughtful women can do when they put their minds to it!

Find out more about this local organization here, and please consider joining the movement!

                      Photography by Corey Templeton. See more of Corey's photos here and here.

joe says "thnx mlk"

Each January, Joe is reminded of the achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and is humbled and inspired by the Reverend's bravery and struggle for justice. While the pursuit of justice is never complete, racial equality has come a long way in Joe's lifetime, and that's thanks in no small part to Dr. King. So today, Joe says "THNX MLK".

                         Photography by Corey Templeton. See more of Corey's photos here and here.

joe says "ariv aliv"

Having been a personal injury attorney for over 40 years, Joe has seen too many lives ruined by dangerous driving. To raise awareness about this important issue, Joe holds the Arrive Alive Creative Contest each year for graduating high school seniors throughout Maine. Now in it's 16th year, seniors may enter by submitting a creative project that sends a message to their peers about the dangers of drinking and driving and/or distracted driving.

Past entries have included essays, poems, paintings, public service announcements, videos, original songs, t-shirts, board games, drawings and more. The more creative, the better! First place winners receive a new laptop computer, second and third place winners receive a new iPad, and everyone who enters wins fun prizes from the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein.

The deadline for this year's contest is May 10th and a complete set of rules and all past winners can be found at ArriveAliveCreativeContest.comJoe encourages any and all high school seniors in Maine to submit an entry into the contest, and more importantly encourages everyone on the road to practice safe driving techniques.

                           Photography by Corey Templeton. See more of Corey's photos here and here.

joe says "hapy hldy"

No matter what holiday you're celebrating at this time of the year, Joe hopes it's a great one, spent in the company of family, friends, or both. Happy holidays, Portland!

                          Photography by Corey Templeton. See more of Corey's photos here and here.

joe says "hmls vigl"

Joe has long admired the work done by Preble Street, a local organization whose mission is is to provide accessible barrier-free services to empower people experiencing problems with homelessness, housing, hunger, and poverty, and to advocate for solutions to these problems. Today, Joe wants to bring attention to a Preble Street event. Portland's Homeless Persons Annual Memorial Vigil, taking place today, December 20th, at 4pm, is a time to remember our homeless friends who have died and to recommit ourselves to the task of ending homelessness.

On the night of the winter solstice, the longest night of the year, a candlelight procession starts at the Preble Street Resource Center and proceeds to Monument Square where a memorial ceremony is dedicated to those homeless persons in our community who have died. All persons who are homeless, who have been homeless, who work with the homeless or who have compassion for the homeless are welcome at this event.

Joe hopes the event goes smoothly and offers his thanks to the wonderful staff of Preble Street for all the amazing work they do. He urges Portlanders to learn more about Preble Street here and more about today's event here.

                      Photography by Corey Templeton. See more of Corey's photos here and here.

 

joe says "mark wcyy"

Once again Joe is spreading the gospel about the Center for Grieving Children, a Portland-based organization that serves more than 4,000 grieving children, teens, families, and young adults annually through peer support, outreach, and education. Since its founding in 1987, the Center for Grieving Children has served more than 66,000 children, teens, and their families.

One of Joe's favorite local radio stations, WCYY, is lending a hand to the CGC with another year of the Mark-a-thon. When you donate to the Center for Grieving Children, DJ Mark will play ANY song, ANY style by ANY artist. Listen all week, around the clock on 94.3 WCYY!

Joe offers his thanks to the folks at the Center for Grieving Children for the amazing work they do, and also sends his thanks WCYY for helping a great cause. Find more about the Center for Grieving Children here, and more about this campaign here.

                            Photography by Corey Templeton. See more of Corey's photos here and here.