A Busy Time of Year at Mission Food Pantry

A Busy Time of Year at Mission Food Pantry

CHERRYFIELD, ME. Mission Director of Service Programs Wendy Harrington sends this photo and a thank you note.

“The holidays are a busy time at the Food Pantry. Thanks to many generous donations from individuals and local grocery stores we are able to provide food for a holiday dinner and more,” said Director Harrington.

Learn more about the Food Pantry and all the Mission’s food security work.

Mission College Readiness Students Help Out with Elves’ Workshop

Mission College Readiness Students Help Out with Elves’ Workshop

CHERRYFIELD, ME — We had five Class of 2022 college readiness students from Sumner and Narraguagus high schools assist with the Elves’ Workshop at Weald Bethel on Saturday, December 14th. Heavy rains did not deter their giving hearts! They unloaded and then sorted a van-load of donated toys, assisted families with selecting presents for their children, and selected and wrapped presents to be delivered to other families.

We were so grateful to Christmas Program Manager Marilyn Nickson and her team for welcoming us. Before we left, one of the students asked if we could assist again next year. So I think this may well become an annual tradition in our program.

One note on the student holding the MSM sign. Before assisting, we gathered in the EdGE Center for a bit of holiday cheer and a simple gift exchange. This student drew this MSM sign to give to a fellow student. Wonderful!

Christina S. Griffith
Director of Student Pathways
Director of Davis Maine Scholarship
Maine Seacoast Mission

Maine Seacoast Mission – Thank You, Machias Savings Bank

Maine Seacoast Mission – Thank You, Machias Savings Bank

Maine Seacoast Mission thanks you, Machias Savings Bank.

Portland Press Herald
Community News Briefs
December 16, 2019

MACHIAS

Community Development Grants awarded to 22 groups

Machias Savings Bank Foundation last month awarded more than $150,000 in Community Development Grants to 22 organizations, whose services have statewide reach and impact.

The full list of recipients includes:

• Washington & Hancock Counties: Maine Seacoast Mission, $5,000

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There is Still Time to Help Give a Merry Christmas

There is Still Time to Help Give a Merry Christmas

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Marilyn Nickson, our Christmas Program Manager, welcomes a late gift arrival. Yes, there is still time to help a family, a child, a senior have a Merry Christmas.

You can download our Christmas Wish List 2019 here. The Wish List includes package mailing instructions.

Also, this year is the first time the Mission is also offering our Amazon Christmas Wish List for those of you who prefer shopping online and letting someone else take care of the mailing.

Either way, Merry Christmas and thank you for your help.

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Donating Toys for Mission Christmas Program

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Donating Toys for Mission Christmas Program


BAR HARBOR, ME — Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Senior Vice President Lisa Lyn Parsons sends very welcome news to the Mission: BHB&T is donating two loads of toys for the Mission’s Christmas Program.

Thank you, Senior VP Parsons and to all the BHB&T staff and employees making this happen. Merry Christmas!

You can learn all about the Mission’s signature Christmas Program, download this year’s Christmas Wish List, and give a gift by mail or online. Click Here.

‘Sunbeam V’ Day Ends 22-Miles at Sea on a Fun Bingo Night

‘Sunbeam V’ Day Ends 22-Miles at Sea on a Fun Bingo Night

MATINICUS ISLAND, ME — Sunbeam V Steward Jillian took these photos recently while on a Mission trip to Matinicus, which is 22 miles at sea from the mainland.

Jillian writes, “Boy, was it a fun night on Matinicus playing bingo together after taco feast. In one photo, Josh takes a turn at calling out bingo numbers.

For prizes, we all brought gift wrapped items from our lives that we wanted to find a good home. Austin is thrilled to have gotten this snazzy skull mug.”

Learn more about the Sunbeam V crew’s work.