To the Editor: Match campaign a success  

To the Editor: 

I am pleased to announce that Island Connections’ 25 for 25 More Match Campaign exceeded its goal!  

We launched our match campaign on May 25 with a party to celebrate our 25th anniversary. We have been providing free transportation to medical appointments for seniors and people with disabilities on Mount Desert Island for 25 years.  

In honor of those 25 years, we were able to secure $25,000 in seed funds from individuals and businesses who believe in Island Connections’ mission. Through the end of June, the MDI community showed such amazing love and support for Island Connections with over $35,000 in matching funds. This $60,000 will allow us to provide more rides and help more neighbors as we start the next 25 years of service to our community. 

On behalf of the staff, board, volunteers and neighbors we serve, the most heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped make our match campaign a huge success. Special thanks go to Bar Harbor Campground, Glenn and Nancy Tucker, Witham Family Hotels Charitable Fund, First National Bank, Acadia Shops, Machias Savings Bank, Jane and Bob Sanderson, Richard Bullock and Carol Woolman, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Lynam Real Estate and Lynam Insurance, as well as many other individuals and businesses.  

The outpouring of support we received from all of you fills my heart with joy and my eyes with tears.  

We cannot do this without you!  


Sharon Linscott 

Executive Director 

Island Connections 

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