Join us for an evening of food, beverages, music, a silent art auction and more to celebrate and support TEAN (The Emergency Action Network). Learn about how your neighbors and community members have allied with TEAN to support our homeless and high need students in Brunswick and discover simple ways that you can join the effort.
Extreme poverty and homelessness in Brunswick is on the rise and it is directly affecting the lives of Brunswick students who are unable to learn because their basic needs are not being met. As of right now we have over 70 homeless students attending the Brunswick schools. This number is almost twice what it was a year ago.
TEAN is a grassroots non-profit run by six moms whose mission is to harness the generosity of community members to meet the needs of these kids. The way we do this is simple: when a teacher or other staff member informs TEAN of a student with a need, we post the need on our facebook group page where our community allies can immediately see it and act. The item donated is then delivered to the teacher by TEAN, who gives it to the student – often on the same day we learn of the need.
Since we began 2 years ago we have delivered over 1,150 individual items to over 275 kids in need. But there is more work to do.
Please join us at TEAN: A Show of Hands as we shed light on the realities of poverty in Brunswick, celebrate the work of TEAN and its many community allies and have a little fun while we’re at it.
Big Top, Goodwin Chevrolet, Wild Oats, Welltree, Moncure & Barnicle, Apogee Adventures, Coastal Maine Pediatric Dentistry, Morning Glory, TD Bank, El Camino, Central Maine Healthcare, The Grand Orange Arts Center, Five Islands Body Company
Wed Oct 17 | 7-9pm
7:30pm: Presentation/short film; heavy apps, beverages, music and a silent art auction to follow
8:45pm: Auction close/winners announced
- General | $25
- Educators | $18
Valid educators ID to be presented at Will Call/check-in