NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — December 1 is #GivingTuesday. Please consider a gift to the Maine Seacoast Mission to help answer our greatest appeals for help in winter: rent, electric, internet, and heating assistance. Today’s #GivingTuesday donations made to our “Emergency Fund”will be dedicated to helping families within our Downeast coastal and unbridged island communities stay safe, warm, and in touch.
We play a key and unique role in supporting and strengthening these communities in this time of incredible disruption. Thank you for your support this #GivingTuesday.
Donate Here: – In the blank space on our donation form marked “Your feedback,” please write in “Emergency Fund.” Thank you.
BAR HARBOR, ME — The Mission’s May 2020 eNewsletter is available now online (PDF). Includes updates on the Food Pantry and other food security programs, the Mission’s Project ReachOut, the ‘Sunbeam’ Re-fit, and our GivingTuesday appeal for help with the Mission’s good works.
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BAR HARBOR, ME — May 5 is #GivingTuesday. While we know there is no shortage of good works deserving of your #GivingTuesday support, we respectfully ask you to consider making a gift to the Maine Seacoast Mission. Your gift will help us help the incredible Maine kids, families, and seniors we work with in Downeast coastal communities and on Maine unbridged islands. We play a key and unique role in supporting and strengthening these communities – for well over a century and now in this time of incredible disruption.
If you’re not familiar with the Mission’s work, please see for yourself.
And thank you for your help on #GivingTuesday. Click here.
BAR HARBOR, ME — Thank you for including the Mission’s Downeast and unbridged island communities this #GivingTuesday.
Each year at Christmas time, the Mission distributes holiday gifts to children, families, elderly, and nursing home residents. The tradition of Mission Christmas presents began more than 100 years ago when the Mission brought gifts to island residents and lighthouse keepers.
Last year, thanks to generous donors we helped with gifts for over 1,500 children and elderly in need. Our Christmas Program Wish List 2019 with shipping instructions is available for downloading here. For the first time, we are also providing a wish list on Amazon which can be accessed by this link.
This morning we were given an Wish List update from Tara, one of the staff running the Christmas Program. Tara said, “Some items currently needed for the Christmas Program are gifts for teens, younger kids (especially girls), babies and we could really use boys and girls clothing sizes 4-8.”
BAR HARBOR — For the first time, the Maine Seacoast Mission is joining the Giving Tuesday global movement and launching our own Giving Tuesday campaign. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season. In 2015, it helped raise $116.7 million dollars online.
By tapping into global excitement and support for Giving Tuesday 2016 through social media, the Mission’s goal is to attract new donors, build awareness for its programs, and encourage existing supporters to spread the word.
Everyone deserves to live in a warm, safe home. But housing in Washington County, Maine is often old, hard to heat. Especially on a limited budget. Maine Seacoast Mission’s Housing Rehab Program, with 350 amazing nationwide volunteers, and collaborating with other housing agencies, each year fixes or rebuilds twenty such houses for local families.
Since 1905, Maine Seacoast Mission has played a vital role in connecting residents of Maine’s most isolated islands with medical care. For island residents, accessing even basic health care, when possible, is expensive and time consuming. Director of Island Health Sharon Daley, RN, meets with islanders on the Sunbeam, in their homes, and keeps in touch by phone and internet.
We thank you in advance for helping us spread the word about the Mission’s Giving Tuesday Campaign. Please contact Ellen Pope, Maine Seacoast Mission’s Director of Development with questions and comments at 207-288-5097 or by email.