Donations and gifts

Jesup campaign receives $50,000

BAR HARBOR — The Jesup Memorial Library has received a $50,000 pledge from Bar Harbor Bank & Trust for the library’s Next Chapter Capital Campaign.

“The Jesup and Bar Harbor Bank & Trust were founded by the same group of community visionaries, and we have worked together for generations,” said library director Ruth A. Eveland. “We are honored to have their strong support for our work into our Next Chapter.”

This is the first capital campaign in the Jesup’s 107-year history.

“Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to support The Next Chapter Capital Campaign,” said Debbie Mitchell-Dow, branch relationship manager. “For over a century, the Jesup has served as a vital community asset and the success with the campaign will ensure even richer programming and services for generations to come.”

First Hoop puts dollars in the basket

BAR HARBOR — As part of its First Hoop program, First National Bank has donated $21,050 this basketball season to the athletics programs of nine high schools, including Mount Desert Island High School.

“Over the past years we have received so many enthusiastic comments about this program from school administrators, employees and fans alike. I want to thank our employees who volunteer their time at these games,” said bank President and CEO Tony McKim.

Donations, which are made at every home game, start at $50. If the first basket of the game is scored by the home team, the donation is increased by $50. If a randomly drawn spectator makes a free throw at halftime, another $50 is added.

Since the program’s inception in 2005, a total of $179,200 has been donated.

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Food pantry campaign a success

BAR HARBOR — The Bar Harbor Food Pantry’s Feed a Neighbor Campaign that ran from October through December raised $5,000, which was matched by longtime donors Anthony Uliano and Chelcey Dunham.

“We are so lucky to have dedicated donors like this family that support our mission,” said Jennifer Jones, executive director of the pantry.

The pantry saw an increase of users in 2017, aiding 405 total households within Hancock County. The success of this campaign will help us continue to support those in our community.

“Not only was this campaign successful financially, but it also brought awareness to the greater community about food insecurity in our local area” said Jones.

Hungry for Health raises more than $5K for cancer services

ELLSWORTH — Healthy Acadia’s second annual Hungry for Health 2017 campaign has come to a close, raising awareness of and nearly $5,400 for cancer prevention and treatment access.

Eleven restaurants across Hancock and Washington counties participated in the 2017 campaign: Choco-Latte in Bar Harbor, Ellsworth Pat’s Pizza, Havana in Bar Harbor, Helen’s Restaurant in Machias, Islesford Dock Restaurant, Jo’s Diner and Pizzeria in Calais, Mache Bistro in Bar Harbor, Machias Pat’s Pizza, McKay’s Public House in Bar Harbor, Riverside Takeout in Machias and Rose Eden Lobster in Bar Harbor.

These resources will go to support a number of cancer prevention and treatment access initiatives, especially the Downeast Cancer Patient Navigation program, a partnership between Healthy Acadia and the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center.

Each Hungry for Health campaign addresses a critical community health need each year. In 2018, the campaign will focus on building needed food security and food access resources across both counties. Restaurants are invited to participate in Hungry for Health 2018 Restaurant Day on Sept. 15 or contact Healthy Acadia to develop a unique fundraiser.

Contact Shoshona Smith at 667-7171 or [email protected]



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