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Irving Woodlands LLC Gives Back to Maine Communities

Irving Woodlands LLC supports STRIVE - a community-based organization that serves teens and young adults with developmental disabilities throughout the State of Maine.

With over 10 programs ranging from social, educational, employment, and post-secondary training, STRIVE serves almost 1,000 young people across the state.

Over the past year, STRIVE successfully reached a capital campaign goal that has enabled the organization to purchase, renovate, and expand its STRIVE Center and base for operations. 

"Through the generous support from Irving Woodlands LLC, STRIVE has been able to complete this ambitious project, providing the opportunity to better serve Maine youth with developmental disabilities," said Peter Brown, Associate Director PSL Services & STRIVE in South Portland, Maine. “We are tremendously appreciative of Irving Woodlands support."

“We’re proud to support the good work of STRIVE – a team of caring individuals who reach out to people who have a developmental disabilities so that they can live active, rewarding, and fulfilling lives,” said Peter Tabor, Regional Manager for Irving Woodlands LLC, Fort Kent Maine.

Watch Suzy Cloutier, a 28-year-old living with Down Syndrome, speak at the ribbon-cutting event for the STRIVE Center in South Portland, Maine.

About PSL Services/STRIVE:

PSL Services provides a community of support and assistance to people with cognitive disabilities or mental health diagnosis who experience challenges seeking greater independence by:

• Respecting the value of each individual.
• Initiating mutually beneficial, sustainable partnerships with business and community leaders.
• Creating innovative opportunities responsive to the evolving needs of individuals and families.        

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About Irving Woodlands LLC:

Irving Woodlands has operated in Aroostook County for almost 70 years. Today the company’s forestry and forest products operations directly employ almost 400 people. A further 777 jobs are generated through the 97 woodlands contractors the company employs.  

For more information, visit our website.