Friday, May 19, 2017 from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
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The Woodfords Club 
179 Woodford Street
Portland, ME 04103

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Bonnie Colfer 
Maine Children's Alliance 
207-623-1868 ext. 201 

2017 Champions for Children Luncheon

featuring the Giraffe Awards

Please join the Maine Children's Alliance for the 2017 Champions for Children Luncheon, featuring Giraffe Awards! Show your support for the heroes from communities across the state who "stick out their necks" for Maine kids and share your ideas on how we can make Maine a better state to be a kid. 

Meet the 2017 Giraffe Award Winners:

  • Margo Walsh, Maine Works LLC
  • Dr. Janice Pelletier, Maine Chapter - American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Robert Beekman, M.D., Maine Coast Memorial Hospital
  • Kristie Clarke, Longley Elementary School in Lewiston
  • Jenn Carter, Lewiston 21st Century
  • Intercultural Community Center in Westbrook

This year we are delighted to present Celine Kuhn from the Telling Room, an ward-winning nonprofit serving Maine kids through writing. Together, we will talk about what it means to give Maine kids a voice whether through the power of story-telling or advocacy. Above all, we will honor the recipients of the 2017 Giraffe Award. 

Registration begins at 11:30. The program and lunch will kick off at noon. Learn more here.