April 2021 – For more than 30 years, Onpoint’s employees have chosen to contribute a portion of their pay to a fund that we use to support local charitable organizations. This year, we pooled our 2020 funds to support My Place Teen Center, a free, year-round after-school resource that provides a safe haven for kids in Portland, Maine, where Onpoint is headquartered.
Like all of us in March 2020, the Center faced the pandemic’s “new normal” as schools went remote and social distancing drastically changed their support services. The Center pivoted hard, providing care in the form of fresh, homemade dinners delivered via their mobile food pantry or made available for curbside pick-up by anyone of any age from anywhere. Since last March, they have provided more than 35,000 free, hand-cooked dinners (and more than 8,000 snack, pantry staples, and hygiene products) to ensure that people had access to a “no-barrier, compassionate, dependable, basic needs’ resource.”
“Thank you for caring about our kids and our day-to-day doings,” responded My Place Teen Center CEO, Donna Dwyer. “Your altruism matters – we will put your gift towards our daily food program, and it will be used to feed homemade dinners to kids who would not otherwise be eating anywhere else. So, thank you for joining us.”