That mythical Maine time of year is upon us– the short-lived season we swoon over, yearn for, share memories about. Summer in Maine is like a beloved short story we get to read again each year, and hold close to our hearts, hoping its verse will warm us on the deepest winter days. The days are lighter, the energy brighter. The work our member groups do makes our communities brighter all year long. They continue to work tirelessly for gender justice, environmental justice, affordable housing, support of new Mainers, LGBTQ+ advocacy, and much more. Please read on to hear about recent distributions to these groups, updates from them, and information about our fall Workplace Giving Campaign.
Here at MaineShare, we are buzzing about the great success of our recent Workplace Giving Campaign. We are thrilled to share that in this campaign, we raised $275,178.22 for our 40 member groups! This success comes from our more than 45 local workplace partners and 1,315 participating employees. Most of the funds raised in this campaign come from recurring payroll deductions— even a small donation each month really adds up! Thank you for all who participated– read on to learn more!
As someone who loves the seasons of Maine, I cannot decide if I relish these winter glimpses of warmth that surprise us in winter, or dread them as they melt the serene snow. I do know that I love the days getting longer and all the extra minutes of light and sunshine that brings. Here at MaineShare, we have been spending our days integrating with Maine Initiatives and enjoying strategic discussions about the future as well as getting to know the rest of the amazing team.
I am excited to share that last month, we distributed $130,589 to our member organizations! This money raised is evidence that our community wants to invest in sustainable social change for a better Maine, that they believe in what our member groups do, and that the community sees the incredible impact of the work done by our member organizations. Thank you to all of the supporters who make this funding possible. And thank you to our member groups, many of whom have exciting updates that we are pleased to share here.