1112 Main Street, Somesville, Maine
The Maine Prison Outreach Program - The Gallery at Somes Sound is a proud sponsor and supporter of the Maine Prison Outreach Program organized by The New Hampshire Institute of Furniture Making (NHIFM).
For going on twelve years now, there has been a fine woodworking program in the New Hampshire Prisons. Recently, through the efforts of Brian Reid and other Maine members of NHFMA, they have been given the opportunity to create a fine woodworking program in the Maine State Prison. The primary goal of this program is education; to teach students the skills necessary to design and make fine furniture to the highest standards of craftsmanship. This includes
Eventually some students will attain the mastery of skills that would allow them to show their work in The Gallery at Somes Sound and other venues that promote the finest furniture makers in Maine. A portion of the proceeds from all sales would be used to fund a self-sustaining program of courses into the future.
If you would like to make a tax deductible financial donation to this incredible educational program, please send your donation to:NHIFM
To make a tax deductible donation of tools please send your donation to:Brian Reid
"The Furniture Masters provide an incomparable opportunity for inmates to learn highly sophisticated woodworking techniques. Time spent in prison becomes more productive and the inmates, 98 percent of whom are released from prison at some point, are better prepared to earn a living on the outside. But there are other, intangible benefits to this program. These Furniture Masters are dedicated family men and responsible members of their community. They are good men who set a good example with personal strengths and values each time they work side by side with an inmate."
Former NH Superior Court Justice, Kathleen A. McGuire
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