curve-image [dropcap1]"B[/dropcap1]uy Local, Think Local, Do Local"  -- Steffi Cox, Executive Director of Project GRACE, will revisit a favorite Scarborough Buy Local theme, why doing good is good business, and how the collective impact framework can help us create a stronger community. Included in her presentation is an update on key Project GRACE initiatives, including the new online community calendar.
ABOUT PROJECT GRACE Project GRACE is neighbors helping neighbors.  Project GRACE identifies those in need and those that have and are willing to share, and coordinates that interchange in a compassionate, confidential manner. We are successful only because of the dedication of dozens of volunteers, and the continuous support of many families and businesses and public-spirited groups, like Scarborough Buy Local.
ABOUT STEFFI COX, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Stephanie Cox, Executive Director of Project GRACE has been working for leading Maine nonprofits since making Maine her permanent home, after graduating from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont. A lifelong summer resident of Scarborough, Steffi’s public service in her adopted hometown includes serving as chair of the conservation commission, volunteering for the Audubon nature center, and co-founding Friends of Scarborough Marsh. Steffi was working for the Maine Philanthropy Center, a regional association of Maine grantmakers, when the opportunity to join Project GRACE arose. “One of my greatest joys is playing a small part in connecting people who are passionate about their communities”, says Steffi, “and working for Project GRACE allows me to experience that happiness every day. It’s a privilege to be at one of the intersections of all the good work going on in our town, to spark new collaborations, and help support our board and volunteers who care deeply about the well-being of our community.”
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