Donations and gifts



Playground gets donation

BAR HARBOR — The Park Street Playground Project received a donation of $5,000 from the Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, bringing it closer to its goal of building a new, fun, safe place for kids to play.

The Park Street Playground Project is a joint venture under the direction of the Bar Harbor (Mount Desert Island) Rotary Club and the Park Street Playground Committee. Approximately $82,000 of the needed $180,000 had been raised at the time of the gift.

Email parkstreetplayground@gmail.com.

YW support

BAR HARBOR — In January, the YWCA MDI received a gift of $500 from Bar Harbor Savings and Loan to support the YWCA’s Woman of the Year award.

The award honors local women for their outstanding personal and professional achievements and embodiment of values that promote the YWCA’s mission to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Bank boosts power fund

BAR HARBOR — Mount Desert Island Hospital has received a contribution of $5,000 from Machias Savings Bank in support of the hospital’s emergency generator campaign.

The funds help bring the hospital closer to its goal of replacing the organization’s 35-year-old emergency generator with matching funds from a $1 million challenge grant issued by the Manton Foundation of New York.

Grand gets some love

ELLSWORTH — The Grand Theater in Ellsworth received a $20,000 donation from Stanley Subaru as part of “Share the Love” on March 27. This is the third donation from Stanley Subaru through the “Share the Love” initiative, for a cumulative total of $45,000 of support.

Share the Love is an annual Subaru event.

EdGE gift

CHERRYFIELD — The EdGE youth program of the Maine Seacoast Mission has received a donation of $25,000 from Jasper Wyman & Son.

The EdGE program, or Ed Greaves Education, is based in Cherryfield and offers after-school, in-school and summer programs from Gouldsboro to Machias. It inspires students to challenge themselves, and engage with their communities, said Scott Planting, mission president.

Casual Friday aids charities

BAR HARBOR — Three local organizations were among those to share in more than $11,000 distributed in 2016 by Community Commitment, a charitable fund at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust.

The SPCA of Hancock County, St. Andrew & St. John Church and the Conners Emerson Backpack Program through the Bar Harbor Congregational Church received funds.

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