joe says "ilap cele"

As a descendant of immigrants himself, Joe is proud each year to sponsor and promote the CeleSoirée, a celebration of immigration through the arts, held by the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ILAP). ILAP is a non-profit organization that helps low-income immigrants improve their legal status and works for more just and humane laws and policies affecting immigrants. Find more about this great organization here.

If you're a fan of immigration and a good party, come to the Ocean Gateway on Commercial Street on Friday,March 22nd, at 5:30PM, for the CeleSoirée 2019, where there will be a salsa dance party, a sumptuous international buffet, and incredible raffles and musical guests. Joe wants to thank ILAP for all the great work they do, and hopes to see you there! Find more about this event here.

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

joe says "xoxo joe"

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

XOXO,

Joe

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joe says "reg ufwh"

Joe is always open to supporting a new cause on the Time & Temperature Building- here's a new message that hasn't been promoted before: Joe is urging Mainers to register for Universities Fighting World Hunger. 

UFWH is a coalition of institutions of higher education dedicated to educating students in all disciplines about the causes of hunger and to training and encouraging them to take effective action, both at home and abroad. The 2019 UFWH Summit at the University of Southern Maine will be held March 14th and 15th of this year, and will bring over 500 students, faculty, and activists together for two days of action-oriented workshops and inspiring presentations from leaders and activists at the front lines of fighting hunger. This is the first time this Summit has been held in the northeastern U.S. and, given the density of colleges and universities in this region, plus its long history of food systems activism, this promises to be a large and exciting event.

Learn more about UFWH here and register for the March event here. Joe hopes the event is a huge success, and wishes this organization well in achieving its noble aims.

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

joe says "junr lgue"

Once again Joe is promoting the The Junior League of Portland, ME, a women's organization that works to affect change and improve the community through developing effective volunteer leadership. For over 90 years they have worked toward their mission to develop the potential of women while affecting change and improving the community, through the promotion of effective volunteer leadership. On September 9, 1922 twelve charter members met to organize the Junior League of Portland, ME. Since that day may years ago, the Junior League has been instrumental in transforming greater Portland.

The Junior League's annual Gala will be held Friday, February 8th, from 7-10pm at the Cellardoor Winery on Thompson's Point. Joe hopes the event is a blast and wishes the Junior League success as they continue to thrive as an organization.

Find more about the Junior League 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 over 150!) 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 this Monday, February 4th, at the Italian Heritage Center-- 40 Westland Ave, Portland, ME from 5:45-7:40pm. 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 "love gala"

Like anyone who's been through the grieving process, Joe knows that it can be made more bearable with companionship and support. The Center for Grieving Children, based in Portland, serves more than 4,000 grieving children, teens, families, and young adults annually through peer support, outreach, and education. Offering services for free, for as long as people need them, the Center's mission is to provide loving support that encourages the safe expression of grief and loss and fosters each individual's resilience and emotional well-being. Joe is happy to promote the "Love Really Counts" Gala, CGC's annual fundraiser that generates substantial community support to help keep the Center's services free for children and their families. This year's event will be held at Brick South on Thompson's Point on Friday, February 1st, and will feature auctions, raffles, entertainment and more, all for a noble cause. Joe hopes the event is a great success for a wonderful organization, and urges you to find more about the event here and about the organization here.

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

joe says "be a big"

In a rare three-word message, Joe is spreading the word this week about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine.  Committed to making a positive difference in the lives of young people by helping them grow up healthy and ready for the future, BBBS serves hundreds of children each year. Since 1995, the organization has matched caring adult and high school-aged volunteers with children to foster nurturing, professionally-supported, one-to-one mentor relationships. These are matches that truly change lives - for both the children and adults who are involved. January is National Mentoring Month, so Joe says you should keep this organization in mind and consider getting involved! Find more about BBBS at their website.

                   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.