Join PROPEL and Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine (SARSSM) on Thursday, February 7th from 5:30 – 8:00pm at Maine Mead Works (51 Washington Avenue, Portland) for PROPEL’s first In Focus Event of 2019. The In Focus Event Series provides a means for young professionals to learn about nonprofits, and to identify opportunities to volunteer, donate their professional services, and serve on the boards of the organizations they learn about.
It's a Birds and the Bees pre-Valentine's Day event where you'll have the opportunity to enjoy the best Honey Maker mead that Portland has to offer, and with your ticket you'll get free chocolate treats from some of Maine's most loved confectioners! The chocolate treats will be a taste of what's to come at SARSSM's annual Chocolate Lovers' Fling in April. All event proceeds, including: ticket sales, raffles, and donations will be given in full to SARSSM. Machias Savings Bank, the sponsor for the In Focus series, has generously agreed to match up to $500 of proceeds from the event in support of SARSSM.
Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine (SARSSM) has been providing free and confidential services to victims of sexual assault since 1973. This 40 year history has provided SARSSM with unique insight into the communities and the people whom they serve. Through this lens, they have developed advocacy, support, education and prevention services to meet the needs of the Southern Maine region. SARSSM has two main foci: to provide support and advocacy to victims of sexual violence, and to provide prevention education and awareness around the issue of sexual violence and exploitation.
Maine Mead Works in Portland has generously donated their space for this fundraising event.