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Brunswick Parish Helping SEARCH Find Resources

BRUNSWICK---Catholic Charities Maine’s Independent Support Services and SEARCH (Seek Elderly Alone – Renew Courage and Hope) programs connect isolated seniors with community volunteers and home makers in Androscoggin, Kennebec, Sagadahoc, Somerset, and in parts of Franklin, Lincoln, and Oxford Counties, along with Brunswick and Harpswell in Cumberland County. The seniors are helped through a variety of support services, including grocery shopping, visits, home projects, and socialization, while receiving companionship along the way.

In this time of pandemic, resources are tight for the programs. All Saints Parish in Brunswick is inviting all community members to help these seniors acquire some of the items that they are lacking.

To help with the effort, please consider including an additional item (or items) when you do your usual shopping or have your groceries delivered. Presently, the program is in need of toilet paper, sanitizing wipes, paper towels, cleaning supplies, tissues, and liquid hand soaps.

If you have or will have items to donate, call the parish at (207) 725-2624 and you will receive a date and time for the items to be picked up or dropped off at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Brunswick. Donations will be left outside the main entrance of the church.

For more information about SEARCH, visit www.ccmaine.org/search-program-elderly-services. For more information about Independent Support Services, visit www.ccmaine.org/independent-support-services.