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The Animal Welfare Society in Kennebunk is looking for foster families willing to bring a cat or dog into their homes to give the pets a break from the stresses of shelter life. It doesn’t have to be a long-term commitment – a week or even a weekend in a homey environment is beneficial. WGME recently featured Sanford resident Catherine St. Clair in a story about fostering. View it here.

The Sanford Elks MCCP Committee‘s annual 500 Wish Club raffle tickets are available! The drawing date is Saturday, September 10, after their golf tournament and as always, you need NOT be present to win. Tickets are $100 each, and prizes range from $1,000 up to $5,000 cash. If you would like to purchase a ticket, please visit or use the QR Code provided on the sample ticket shown below. You will receive an online receipt and a committee member will follow up with your assigned ticket number. If you would prefer not to purchase online, email and a committee member will contact you. All proceeds benefit the Maine Children’s Cancer Program.

Each Tuesday in August, the Literacy Volunteers of Greater Sanford will be offering Senior Tech Workshops at Goodall Library. These no-stress, slow-paced classes are designed for people age 55+. Topics includes Intro to the Computer, Using Web-based Email, saving and organizing files, exploring the Internet and Social Media / Web Safety. Classes run from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Pre-registration is appreciated as space is limited, call (207) 324-4714.

Not to be outdone by the CJL PTA a couple of weeks ago, members of the Margaret Chase Smith / Sanford Pride Elementary PTA braved the heat to volunteer in the Sanford Mainers’ concession stand on Friday night. Some “alumni” PTA members even pitched in to help!

Grahamtastic Connection in Springvale will receive a $10,000 grant from the Dunkin’ Joy in Childhood Foundation to support its Backpacks Full of Joy program. Grahamtastic Connection helps seriously ill children in Maine and other New England states stay connected to family, friends and school while hospitalized by providing them with a backpack with a new laptop or iPad, protective case, and gifts such as art supplies, blankets, games, toys, books and huggable stuffed animals.  

The Compassion Closet is in need of crib sheets, boys’ twin comforter sets, and board books. If you can help, email

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