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Faithworks Charity Profile
Faithworks is a non-profit corporation providing Employment opportunities, Education, and Job skill development in the Androscoggin area of central Maine. Faithworks offers these opportunities through its social purpose enterprise, called Outsourceworks, and its education program, called CareerWorks.
Through program development, partnership with employees, development of internal support systems, and forming of alliances with groups sharing Faithworks' vision and goals, we have created an organization with lasting influence on our community and employees.
Faithworks Inc. started as an initiative of the Trinity Episcopal Church to provide employment for the areas poor, as part of their Urban Ministry. The startup was pioneered by Father William Baxter, under the name of "Project Workshop". The vision for Faithworks was to develop an opportunity for the economically disadvantaged peoples of the area to come and work on an as available basis, with little or no real restrictions on their time. The "Project Workshop" soon outgrew the facilities available at Trinity and was moved to it's current facility at the Hill Mill building on 41 Canal St. in Lewiston in July of 1997. At this time, it was also incorporated under it's current name "Faithworks"
Faithworks' programs and services have changed markedly since its inception. From one production service (heat sealing), and one client, Faithworks' production arm has grown to become Outsourceworks. Outsourceworks has over 60 clients, and numerous services including shrink wrapping, small assembly, packaging, warehousing, fulfillment, distribution, and others.