Readers of Joe's Time & Temp blog are familiar with Furniture Friends, a nonprofit organization dedicated to acquiring and providing donated furniture to people in need throughout Greater Portland. If you want to help out this local organization, you'll have the chance to do just that today, October 2nd, as they host their “Virtual Slumber Party." Just like last year, hundreds of community members, families, high school and college students and corporate groups in Maine will be raising money to sleep on the floor so that others don’t have to. The evening begins with a 7pm kickoff hosted by local celebrity hosts and features several fun, family-friendly activities.
At their inaugural event, Furniture Friends had over 180 individual participants and 18 teams who raised over $40,000. The event was hosted by WMGX 93.1 with show hosts Blake Hayes and Kelly Towle. The event was featured on WCSH6, WGME13, and WMTW8 and had 28 corporate sponsors supporting the event!
Joe's team hopes the event is a smashing success, and thanks the good folks at Furniture Friends for the important work that they do. Please find more about this work, and about the Virtual Slumber Party, here.