Proceeds from Mother’s Day gift packages benefit Women, Work, and Community

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Mother and daughter Sarah and Shamira Tanguay pose for their Mother's Day photo for their Mother’s Day Gift Package with Melissa Hurley of Memories By Melissa Photography at The Chocolate Shoppe, on Saturday.

FARMINGTON – On Saturday, April 16, graduate ambassadors of Women, Work, and Community joined forces to create gift packages featuring their products, as well as Coffee By Design’s “My Mom’s Coffee.

While mothers had their photos taken by Melissa Hurley of Memories By Melissa Photography, Mother’s Day gift packages with My Mom’s Coffee, a bag of Coffee Cup Chocolates are available through Mother’s Day at the Chocolate Shoppe, Etc on Pleasant St. in Farmington. A portion of all proceeds will be directed to Women, Work, and Community.  The Mother’s Day gift package is $25, or items may be purchased individually.  Orders must be prepaid.  Pick up will be on Saturday April 30, 9 – 2, Friday May 6, 1 – 6, and Saturday May 7, 9 – 2 or by special arrangement.

“This is a great way to honor the mothers in your life. We are thankful that Melissa Hurley from Memories by Melissa Photography and Pam West from the Chocolate Shoppe, Etc. are coming together to support this fun initiative. It is especially heart-warming because both are graduates of our micro-enterprise programs and are continuing to work with us in our Ambassador Program.” said Gilda Nardone of Women, Work, and Community. “From many different perspectives, last year’s partnership with Coffee By Design was very successful. Adding more entrepreneurs as partners to the mix will enable us to build on last year’s successes.”

The Maine Centers for Women, Work, and Community is a statewide training organization helping Maine women and men succeed in their workplace, business, and community. Women, Work, and Community offers both one-on-one assistance and classes in four program areas – Building Your Career, Starting Your Own Business, Managing Your Money, and Becoming a Leader. All programs offered at Women, Work and Community’s centers across the state are free. For more information about this project and programs offered by Women, Work, and Community please call Janet Smith at 778-2757.

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