Recognition & Awards
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE COMMUNITY AWARDAwarded by the Scarborough Economic Development Corporation (2013)
The Scarborough Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO) named recipients of its 2013 Outstanding Business Awards at the group’s 28th annual meeting held at the Black Point Inn. “The companies receiving awards this year go beyond running great businesses,” said SEDCO Executive Director Karen Martin. “They’ve become part of the Scarborough landscape and have made Scarborough a better community.”Stuart Axelrod, chairman of SEDCO’s board of directors, noted that the selection of all four honorees was unanimous. Project G.R.A.C.E. is very pleased to be recognized, and sees this award as belonging to all our steadfast volunteers, supporters, and partners.
BEST OF THE BEST AWARDAwarded by the Readers of the Current (2013)
Thank you to all who voted and placed us first in the nonprofit category of the annual readers\\\' poll. We are honored to be so well thought of, and extend our congratulations to Camp Ketcha, Southern Maine Area Agency on Aging and all the other 2013 winners.
SENIOR SERVICE AWARDAwarded by Scarborough Terrace (2012)
This prestigious honor was awarded to Project G.R.A.C.E. volunteer, Jim Elkins, the first-ever recipient of the Scarborough Terrace Assisted Living Senior Service Award. Jim’s many volunteer roles include answering recipient phone calls, chairing the Granting Resources Committee, and serving on the Board of Directors. Jim is a principled and compassionate volunteer who makes a marked difference in lives of our neighbors and Project G.R.A.C.E. everyday. We are honored to have him working with us and congratulate Jim on receiving this much-deserved recognition!
GREAT PERSON OF SCARBOROUGH AWARDAwarded by the Scarborough Leader (2003)
Karen Packhem, our founder, was honored in January of 2003 with this distinction by a popular vote of the readers of the Scarborough Leader. Karen\\\\\\\'s long-standing commitment to helping others made her the hands-down winner.
COMMUNITY PARTNER OF THE YEAR AWARDAwarded by the Preble Street Resource Center, Portland, Maine (2002)
Project G.R.A.C.E. was recognized for its services to families in need. This award usually goes to a larger agency such as the United Way or a major company that has been a financial contributor. We are proud to share this recognition with all of supporters, who have helped make it possible.
BISHOP AMADEE PROULX AWARD FOR VOLUNTEERISMAwarded by Catholic Charities Maine ( 2002)
This prestigious honor was awarded on April 26, 2002, to Karen Packhem, director of Project G.R.A.C.E. Karen\\\\\\\'s \\\\\\\"sustained years of service and reach,\\\\\\\" along with her unwavering dedication to improving others\\\\\\\' lives, put her head and shoulders above the seventy other candidates. We are very proud to be led by such a great humanitarian.