History

PowerServe began because Kristine Delano got involved with YoungLife and saw firsthand the amazing job that YoungLife leaders did in mentoring teens in the Sebago area. She wanted to build a legacy of service in our community and recruited a small group of volunteers to organize a day that would help our community, be fun, and enable all generations to work together.

PowerServe was dedicated to Shane Donnelly, who passed away at 16 years old and is remembered as a young man who loved helping others and bringing smiles to those around them. The Donnelly family has donated the barbeque meal for the hundreds of volunteers each year. Each year it is a labor of love and dedication to host PowerServe.

PowerServe continues because many caring people get involved and give a bit of time OR a great deal of time to make it happen. Every bit counts! Meet our current leadership team.


PowerServe happens on Memorial Day. Hundreds of people meet at Windham High School, are given t-shirts and supplies, and organized into dozens of teams that go out to help residents and organizations in our community. Everyone meets back hours later to share stories over a BBQ. 2020 will be our fifth annual PowerServe.

Major Sponsors of PowerServe 2019:

Gorham Savings Bank[1], Benson Farm Earth Products, Sherwin Williams, Shaw Earthworks, Lowes, Island Cove Building and Development, Windham Rental

2019 PowerServe Leadership team: Sam Patton, Kristine Delano, Anne Daigle, Chuck Daigle, Alex Thuotte, Cole Milazzo, Ryan Buzulchuk, Barb Maurais, Victorya Spiller, Miranda Delano, Rachel Frost, Morgan Colangelo, Bob Donnelly, Kim Donnelly, Dani Miller

260 volunteers on 32 teams

Satisfaction of Volunteers 4.6/5.0, 100% hoping to participate next year

A few of the many comments from participants on survey:

“love coming together and meeting new people, spending a day to commemorate Shane and just love on his family! I would love to be more involved to help with planning next year as a high school senior and young life club member :))”

“Thoroughly enjoyed this experience! Awesome job to the powerserve committee! There is a lot that goes into the day. Was amazed at the end of the project clean up crew that came around for brush and leaves, and also the planning and drop off of mulch and tagging!!”

“You guys are amazing! So Blessed to Serve with you. I'm in it for life!”

“Hats off to you all for pulling off a well organized, fun, purposeful event”


[1] Premier Sponsor each year