As we head into the third week of Homelessness Awareness Month, we are excited to report that we have already raised over $6000 toward our goal of $10,000 for the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter’s new facility. We are continuing to sell T-shirts in Pulver on Wednesday and Friday this week in Pulver from 11-1, so don’t forget to get one or stop by to donate to the campaign if you haven’t already. Also, WEAR YOUR CAMPAIGN T-SHIRT THIS FRIDAY to show support for the cause!

Please mark your calendars because we are bringing in a panel of experts on Thursday, November 17 from 7 to 8 pm in Ostrove Auditorium (Diamond Building) who will discuss the topic “Realities of Youth Homelessness in Maine.” The experts include Tony Veit, Youth Outreach Officer in Maine; Bodhi Simpson, Teen Parent Program Director/Counselor; and Kerry Falvey, the Halcyon House Manager. They will discuss this pressing social issue as part of our Homelessness Awareness Campaign. This event promises to be an eye-opening experience and will be a good opportunity to learn more about the issue of homelessness and how children in the Waterville area are impacted.

After the presentation, there will be a dessert reception where you will have the chance to see the “HOME” display again and buy a campaign t-shirt. Please bring cash to buy a t-shirt.

More exciting news? See below links for Echo spread about Youth Homelessness as well as the article in the Morning Sentinel about our campaign as told by our very own Dana Roberts, Director of the CVC.

Colby Echo Article: http://www.thecolbyecho.com/local/capital-campaign-will-help-build-and-fund-new-shelter

Morning Sentinel Article: http://www.onlinesentinel.com/news/a-degree-in-helping-others_2011-11-04.html

Also, be sure to visit  see the insideColby photos (#18-20) of the Colby Art Reception: http://www.insidecolby.com/photos/viewalbum.php?id=182#slideshowwell

Finally, another way of giving to the campaign is through online donations. To support the cause, please donate at www.wepay.com/donate/breakingground.