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2021 Annual Fall Gala

GWH Fall Gala

Reading Time: < 1 minute Save the Date This year marks the Good Will-Hinckley 4th Annual Fall Gala! To join in the festivities, we invite you to save the date: October 16, 2021. Details coming soon! Sponsorship Opportunities Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact Michelle Theriault at mtheriault@gwh.org

Spring Means Camping Season is Coming Soon

Camping Season is COming soon: Good Will-Hinckley

Reading Time: 3 minutes Maine is all about the outdoors. And that means Maine is all about camping. During COVID-19, we’re especially about camping. It’s one of the safer activities for families right now. There’s plenty of fresh air, and we can travel in campers or pickups more safely than we can fly to Florida or go to Walt… Read more »

Join the (Coffee) Club

coffee club

Reading Time: 4 minutes The new Good Will-Hinckley Coffee Club was created as a way for people to take the money they’d normally spend on java and donate it to worthwhile GWH programs and initiatives. Over time, that’s a lot of dough! The daily $2.75 you’d normally spend on a cup of coffee can be automatically debited from your… Read more »

Thanksgiving at Good Will-Hinckley

Reading Time: 4 minutes Multi-day celebrations of Thanksgiving have long been a part of the tradition at Good Will-Hinckley, even before the organization was actually founded by its namesake, George Walter Hinckley, in 1889. Thanksgiving was first celebrated in America in 1621—the first in Maine happened, according to many, in 1607 in Popham. At Good Will-Hinckley, Thanksgiving was a… Read more »

A MeANS to Get Students Interested in the Trades

Students interested in Trades: Good Will-Hinckley

Reading Time: 4 minutes When George Walter Hinckley founded Good Will-Hinckley more than 130 years ago, he knew the organization—and the young people it served—would only succeed by staying connected to the community. Few efforts highlight this philosophy better than GWH’s longstanding commitment to vocational training. The connection dates to the turn of the 20th century, when the Industrial… Read more »

Despite COVID, Our Fall Gala Gives Us Reason to Celebrate

God Will-Hinckley: Annual Fall Gala

Reading Time: 4 minutes This is the ninth installment in an ongoing series about the unique history of Good Will-Hinckley. To read the previous installments, click on one of the following links: Part I; Part II; Part III; Part IV; Part V; Part VI. Part VII. Part VIII. In 1992, Ann Marden, the wife of a longtime Good Will-Hinckley… Read more »

Windows to the Past

Aerial photo of Good Will-Hinckley

Reading Time: 4 minutes This is the eighth installment in an ongoing series about the unique history of Good Will-Hinckley. To read any installment, click on its link: Part I; Part II; Part III; Part IV; Part V; Part VI; Part VII. From the moment you step under the neo-Georgian building’s high brick archway and into the main lobby,… Read more »

Loving the Little Things

Loving the Little Things: Campers

Reading Time: 4 minutes This is the seventh installment in an ongoing series about the unique history of Good Will-Hinckley. To read the previous installments, click on one of the following links: Part I; Part II; Part III; Part IV; Part V; Part VI. In a typical community, summer is a time for students to get an education outside… Read more »

A Graduating Class Like No Other

A Class like no Other: Good Will-Hinckley

Reading Time: 4 minutes This is the sixth installment in an ongoing series about the unique history of Good Will-Hinckley. To read the previous installments, click on one of the following links: Part I; Part II; Part III; Part IV; Part V. Across the country, high-school seniors are having to trade a walk across the stage and a handshake… Read more »

Embracing Our New Educational Reality

Good Will-Hinckley: Embracing our new educational reality

Reading Time: 3 minutes During the past few months, students at the Glenn Stratton Learning Center in Hinckley, Maine have taken field trips to see the Congo River, New York City’s Central Park and a bagpipe performance of “Amazing Grace” in Scotland. All they needed was a Google Classroom account (and a few wonderful tour guides). These virtual field… Read more »