Cinderella Project of Maine to hold prom dress giveaways in January and April this year

January 9th, 2019

The Cinderella Project of Maine is proud to announce that it will be holding prom dress giveaways in both Belfast and Gardiner again this year—however, the two locations will offer the giveaways at different times of year.

The Gardiner giveaway will be earlier this year and will be on Sunday, January 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gardiner Area High School in Gardiner. There will not be a giveaway in Gardiner in April.

The Belfast giveaway will be in April, with the exact date and location to be announced closer to the giveaway date. There will not be a Belfast giveaway in January.

Gowns are free to all Maine high school students in need of a dress for prom with one stipulation – that they promise to pay the favor forward in some way by doing something nice for someone else in their community.

If you or someone would like to donate a dress to the Cinderella Project of Maine, it’s not too late. Dresses are accepted all the way up until the day of the last giveaway. Dress donations are accepted at any Day’s Jewelers store in the State of Maine. For additional dress drop off locations, visit www.cinderellaprojectofmaine.org/donations.

For more information, contact Amanda Simmons at 338-6809 or visit The Cinderella Project of Maine at www.cinderellaprojectofmaine.org or on Facebook. The Cinderella Project of Maine is a project of Waldo Community Actions Partners, a private 501(c)(3) non-profit located in Belfast, Maine. Your donations are tax deductible.


Posted in Community Projects, Uncategorized

Free Parenting Classes

December 21st, 2018

The Waldo County Child Abuse Prevention Council will offer 1-2-3 Magic, a free parenting class for parents or caretakers of children ages 2 to 12, that teaches evidence-based tools in a fun, supportive environment.

This program keeps parents in charge and is proven to be effective. Parents and caregivers will strengthen their relationships with their children, learn how to control negative behavior while encouraging good behavior.

In collaboration with Waldo Community Action Partners, 1-2-3 Magic will be presented in two 2-hour classes. The first class will be held Monday, Jan. 7, and the second on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019.

Classes will be held at Belfast Head Start, 275 High St., from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. A light meal will be served, and childcare is available. Everything is free.

Broadreach is the representative of the Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Council of Maine for Knox and Waldo Counties, delivering programs supported by the Department of Health and Human Services and Maine Children’s Trust.

Registration is required. To register or obtain more information, call Helen Rogers at 930-9445 or 338-6675, or email hrogers@brmaine.org.


Posted in Head Start

Volunteers Needed for WCAP Heroes 4 Hunger Holiday Food Box Projects!

November 9th, 2018

It’s that time of year again! Waldo Community Action Partners’ Heroes 4 Hunger program has been hard at work planning and fundraising for one of Waldo County’s largest annual collaborative efforts— its Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Box Projects.

Soon, the Troy A. Howard Middle School gymnasium in Belfast will be filled with enough food to feed nearly 1,000 households in Waldo County for Thanksgiving. WCAP Heroes 4 Hunger invites you and your family, friends, and neighbors to join them again this year in bringing a little added cheer to the community this holiday season. It takes over 250 volunteers to help pack and deliver the 36 tons of food that the project brings to the community each year.

The date of the Thanksgiving food box assembly is November 17th, 2018 at Troy A. Howard Middle School in Belfast at 6 a.m. The Christmas food box assembly will be December 15th, 2018 at 6 a.m. at the Troy A. Howard Middle School in Belfast.

The food for this project is supported 100% by the donations of those in the community. The project would not happen without these donations. If you would like to sponsor a family for the holidays, a gift of only $25 will buy a box of food with a turkey and enough fixings to feed a large household. In a store, the equivalent would cost a family almost $40—money that could be put toward fuel or other critical end-of-year needs. All donations are put entirely toward food to fill the boxes.

Donations can be sent to WCAP Heroes 4 Hunger Thanksgiving Food Box Project, P.O. Box 130, Belfast, ME 04915 or dropped off to Suite 201 at the Belfast Center in Belfast on 9 Field Street. Donations may also be made online at www.waldocap.org. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Amanda Simmons at 338-6809 ext. 119 or asimmons@waldocap.org.


Posted in Community Projects

FREE School Supply Giveaway

July 18th, 2018

Waldo Community Action Partners wants to make sure your child kicks off the school year ready to learn! School supplies will be available FREE of charge to Waldo County eligible families on Saturday, August 11, 2018. Please call (207) 338-6809 to set up an appointment. You will need to bring your child’s MaineCare or WIC folder to the appointment for proof of income.


Posted in Community Happenings, Community Projects, Uncategorized

Family Literacy Event

April 20th, 2018

Parents and caregivers are invited to join us on Thursday, April 26 from 9am-12pm for an informative experience and explore the many ways to read to a child. There will be refreshments, door prizes, and giveaways. If you need childcare for this event or have questions please contact our Case Manager, Gayleen Gogan at (207) 338-6809 ext. 216


Posted in Community Happenings

Knox and Lincoln County Public Transportation Advisory Group Mtg

April 20th, 2018

Waldo Community Action Partners’ Transportation program is putting the key in the ignition on expanding public transportation in the Mid-Coast but we could use your help navigating.

Please join us for a public meeting of the Knox and Lincoln County Civic Transportation Advisory Work Group. The purpose of this meeting is to bring together community members and stakeholders throughout Knox and Lincoln counties who are interested in the advancement and improvement of public transportation. The goal is to establish a working group centered on route and rate development, communication and coordination, and funding resources.

The meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 15 at 2:30 p.m. at the Rockland Ferry Terminal conference room, 517A Main Street Rockland, ME.

We want to ensure that anyone interested has access to this meeting. If you need any of the following assistance, please let us know by Wednesday, May 9:

• Sign language interpreter
• Foreign language interpreter: specify language
• Large print documents
• Transportation
• Other: please specify

If you can’t attend the meeting, but would like more information, please feel free to contact our Community Engagement Facilitator, Steffanie Pyle, at:

Tel: (207) 930-7380
E-Mail: spyle@midcoastpublictransportation.org


Posted in Community Happenings, Transportation

Waldo County Public Transportation Advisory Meeting

April 20th, 2018

Waldo Community Action Partners’ Transportation program is putting the key in the ignition on expanding public transportation in Waldo County and the Mid-Coast but we could use your help navigating.

Please join us for a public meeting of the Waldo County Civic Transportation Advisory Work Group (W-TAWG). The purpose of this meeting is to bring together community members and stakeholders throughout Waldo County who are interested in the advancement and improvement of public transportation. The goal is to establish a working group centered on route and rate development, communication and coordination, and funding resources.

The meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 8 at 3 p.m. at the Wentworth Event Center, 139 Searsport Avenue, Belfast.

We want to ensure that anyone interested has access to this meeting. If you need any of the following assistance, please let us know by Wednesday, May 2:
• Sign language interpreter
• Foreign language interpreter: specify language
• Large print documents
• Transportation
• Other: please specify

If you can’t attend the meeting, but would like more information, please feel free to contact our Community Engagement Facilitator, Steffanie Pyle, at:

Tel: (207) 930-7380
E-Mail: spyle@midcoastpublictransportation.org


Posted in Community Happenings, Transportation

Knox and Lincoln County Public Transportation Advisory Group Meeting

March 29th, 2018

Waldo Community Action Partners’ Transportation program is putting the key in the ignition on expanding public transportation in the Mid-Coast but we could use your help navigating.

Please join us for the fifth public meeting of the Knox and Lincoln County Civic Transportation Advisory Work Group. The purpose of this meeting is to bring together community members and stakeholders throughout Knox and Lincoln counties who are interested in the advancement and improvement of public transportation. The goal is to establish a working group centered on route and rate development, communication and coordination, and funding resources.

The meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 17 at 2:30 p.m. at the Breakwater Marketplace, 91 Camden Street, Rockland, ME.

We want to ensure that anyone interested has access to this meeting. If you need any of the following assistance, please let us know by Wednesday, April 11:

• Sign language interpreter
• Foreign language interpreter: specify language
• Large print documents
• Transportation
• Other: please specify

If you can’t attend the meeting, but would like more information, please feel free to contact our Community Engagement Facilitator, Steffanie Pyle, at:

Tel: (207) 930-7380
E-Mail: spyle@midcoastpublictransportation.org


Posted in Transportation

Registration for March and April First Time Homebuyers classes now open

February 6th, 2018

Thinking about buying a home? Know before you buy! Registration for WCAP’s First Time Homebuyers classes scheduled for March 3 & 4, 2018 and April 7 & 8, 2018 are both now open.

  • Understand all the steps in the home buying process
  • Learn about all the costs involved
  • Set goals and prepare for homeownership
  • Avoid being scammed or taken advantage of
  • Protect and grow your investment

About Our Courses
Live classes are 10 hours in length, divided into two weekend day sessions. Classes allow students to earn a certificate to present to a bank or other lender that can help qualify for certain first-time homebuyer rates and programs. All courses are designed to help students get all the questions answered without feeling obligated to buy a home or work with a particular professional.
 

Homebuyer education classes follow the State of Maine “HoMEworks” curricula. These classes allow students to gain the knowledge necessary to take charge of the project of home buying by describing the processes involved, the rights and obligations of both the buyer and any agents involved, reviewing the type of financial options available, and discussion of the pitfalls to avoid. These classes are currently recommended by most lenders as part of the lending process and also open the door to financial assistance on certain mortgage products. These classes are recommended as a starting point for anyone planning to buy a home.

 

For more information or to register, click here and look under the “Classes” tab.


Posted in Housing

February Transportation Advisory Work Group Meetings

February 2nd, 2018

Please join us for a public meeting of our transportation advisory work groups. The purpose of these meetings is to bring together community members and stakeholders throughout Region 5 (Waldo, Knox, Lincoln, and Sagadahoc counties, plus Brunswick and Harpswell) who are interested in the advancement and improvement of public transportation. The goal is to establish a working group centered on route and rate development, communication and coordination, and funding resources.
 
Transportation work advisory group meetings for February are scheduled as follows:
 
Waldo County:
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 13th
Time: 3:00-5:00
Location: Wentworth Event Center, Belfast
 
Knox and Lincoln Counties:
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 20th
Time: 2:30-4:30
Location: Penobscot Chamber of Commerce, 1 Park Dr., Rockland
 
Sagahadoc County, Brunswick, Harpswell:
Date: Tuesday Feb. 27th
Time: 2:00-4:00
Location: Bath City Hall, Bath

 

We want to ensure that anyone interested has access to this meeting. If you need any of the following assistance, please let us know 3 business days prior to the meeting you would like to attend:
• Sign language interpreter
• Foreign language interpreter: specify language
• Large print documents
• Transportation
• Other: please specify
 
If you can’t attend the meeting, but would like more information, please feel free to contact our Community Engagement Facilitator, Steffanie Pyle, at:
 
Tel: (207) 930-7380
E-Mail: spyle@midcoastpublictransportation.org


Posted in Transportation


WCAP

9 Field Street, P.O. Box 130
Belfast, Maine 04915
Phone: (207) 338-6809