Community

Community

Helping to build
a better Portland—
and a better world

A strong sense of community is a vital contributor to wellness, and we believe it’s not only possible to support our neighbors while serving our guests, but a responsibility. That’s why our commitment to wellness extends into our own community through partnerships with these and other organizations.

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Preble Street

Every day in the community, Preble Street is on the streets engaging with people experiencing challenges with homelessness, housing, hunger, and poverty. Listening and building trust over time, they then are able to empower these individuals, providing barrier-free access to services.

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Meals served annually to families and individuals in need

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Spurwink

Offering support services for behavioral health, substance use, and other needs, Spurwink has had a measurable impact on the community: The Living Room Crisis Center led to a significant reduction in trips to the emergency department, and the organization helped ensure that every member of the Portland Police Department has taken crisis intervention training.

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Reduction in trips to emergency department following opening of Living Room Crisis Center

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Full Plates Full Potential

Full Plates Full Potential is working statewide to end childhood food insecurity by partnering with schools and communities to create sustainable change through investment and advocacy. They are driven by a steadfast belief in their vision of a healthy and thriving Maine with plentiful food for all.

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Schools and organizations supported

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Aunt Flow

At just 18 years old, Aunt Flow founder Claire Coder dedicated her life to developing a solution to ensure businesses and schools could offer quality period products in bathrooms—for free. The Longfellow is proud to provide Aunt Flow products.

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Products donated in 2022


Environmental wellness

We also are mindful of the environmental impact of each item chosen for the hotel and spa, and make every effort to act responsibly in all aspects of our operation. Our efforts include:

  • Providing filtered water stations on each floor and refillable glass carafes in each guest room
  • Choosing organic linens that require less water to wash
  • Limiting single-use plastics wherever possible
  • Choosing personal care products that meet clean standards
  • Utilizing an electric heat pump HVAC system
  • Installing all-electric kitchen equipment
  • Offering on-property charging stations for electric cars