I heard about Fair Tide several years ago and believe in their mission and in what they are doing. Their services make a difference. I studied the problem of homelessness in college and Fair Tide exemplifies what grassroots organizations are supposed to do in addressing the problem.
I attended this year's auction and know someone who works there. Everyone at Fair Tide is freindly and above all caring. I was happy to participate in their auction and bid on a few items and won!
I donated an item for this year's auction and was impressed by how committed their volunteers were. I am glad I helped them and look forward to hearing more about them.
I send them a check every year for their holiday appeal. I read their newsletter and tell my friends about them because they do important work.
I attended their auction a few years ago and was impressed by what they do. The seacoast of maine is a great place, but it is expensive and people do need help.
Fair Tide provides a valuable service to the communities it serves by helping individuals and families move from homelessness to stable, independent living through our transitional housing and case management program. The Thrift Store, first started to help raise funds to support the program, has grown into a keystone! Our "public face" in Kittery, the store provides an excellent volunteer opportunity, allows people to donate items they no longer want or need, and gives shoppers excellent value on quality merchandise.
The Fair Tide program is a great program with a very high success rate. Their participants are coached in life skills so that at the end of the program they are ready to live by themselves and support themselves and their families. The Thrift Store is a real Kittery fixture now and it is so great to see that it supports the Fair Tide program.
While I very much admire the work Fair Tide does in the community in the area of homelessness prevention and transitional housing, I appreciate the Fair Tide Thrift Store. The Fair Tide Store does a number of things for the community including act as a resource for recycling, a revenue source for Fair Tide's programmatic work, and an outlet for all sorts of merchandise priced rigtht. I feel good knowing that the items I donate to the Fair Tide Thrift Store benefit the community in so many different ways.
As a donor I appreciate the valuable community service that Fair Tide offers. They go above and beyond the "handout" - instead they offer a helping hand which is infinitely more valuable. They help families get back on their feet, enabling them to once again become productive members of the community.
Fair Tide is the real deal and has connected with a number of different grassroots organizations in order to address a problem on the southern Maine coast many people are not aware of at all--homelessness. Led by caring and dedicated people, Fair Tide has had amazing success since being founded in 1998. I think they are an important community resource.