Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Employees Reach $250,000 Milestone in Charitable Donations Made to Northern New England Nonprofit Organizations through Casual for a Cause

December 15, 2023

Bar Harbor, Maine – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust employees are celebrating a significant milestone in the Bank’s employee-driven charitable giving program, Casual for a Cause. Since the program began in 2018, employees have now donated a cumulative total of $250,000 to more than 115 nonprofit organizations serving Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont residents.

Employees participating in Casual for a Cause dress casually on Fridays in exchange for a bi-weekly payroll deduction in the amount of their choosing. All the employee deductions are pooled together, and the employees then vote on which nonprofits will receive their contributions each quarter. Approximately 80 percent of Bank employees participate in the program.

“I am constantly in awe of our employees’ passion for building better communities and their willingness to contribute not only their time but their own money to turn that passion into a reality,” said Curtis C. Simard, President and CEO of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. “The amount of money they have donated and the number of nonprofit organizations they have supported through Casual for a Cause is truly remarkable. I am honored to call them colleagues.”

Casual for a Cause Recipients 2018-Present


  • AIO Food Pantry
  • Ark Animal Shelter
  • Bangor Area Homeless Shelter
  • Bar Harbor Food Pantry
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bath/Brunswick
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine
  • Boots2Roots
  • Brewer Area Food Pantry
  • Brunswick Area Teen Center
  • China Community Food Pantry
  • Coastal Washington County Institute of Technology
  • Community Closet
  • Community Christmas Project
  • Down East Family YMCA
  • Downeast Community Partners
  • Eastern Area Agency on Aging
  • Eastern Maine Community College
  • Emmaus Homeless Shelter
  • Family Violence Project
  • Friends in Action
  • Habitat for Humanity 7 Rivers Maine
  • Hancock County Technical Center
  • Healthy Acadia
  • Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County
  • Humane Society of Waterville
  • Island Connections
  • Island Food Pantry
  • Island Health & Wellness
  • Island Nursing Home
  • Junior Achievement of Maine
  • Kennebec Valley Community College
  • Knox County Homeless Coalition
  • Lafayette Family Cancer Center
  • Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry
  • Lubec Community Food Pantry
  • Lubec Food Pantry
  • Machias Food Pantry
  • Maine Seacoast Mission Family Food Center
  • Maine Veterans Home – Machias
  • Mano en Mano
  • Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program
  • Midcoast Habitat for Humanity
  • Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter
  • Mount Desert Island YMCA
  • Mount Desert Nursing Association
  • New Hope Midcoast
  • Newport Community Food Bank
  • Next Step Domestic Violence Project
  • Partners for Peace
  • Phillips-Strickland House
  • Regional Medical Center at Lubec
  • Rockland Rotary
  • Safe Harbor Recovery Home for Women & Children
  • Schoodic Food Pantry
  • Tedford Housing
  • Together Place Food Pantry
  • Tree of Life Food Pantry
  • Trekkers
  • Veterans Inc
  • Waterville Area Food Pantry
  • Westside Food Pantry
  • Women’s Center for Healthy Rural Living

New Hampshire

  • American Legion Department of New Hampshire
  • American Red Cross Northern New England
  • Barbara C Harris Camp & Conference Center
  • Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley
  • Claremont Food Pantry
  • David’s House
  • Dismas Home of New Hampshire
  • Easterseals New Hampshire – Veterans Count
  • Friends Program Inc
  • Girls Inc
  • Granite United Way
  • Kearsarge Food Hub
  • Kearsarge Lake Sunapee Community Food Pantry
  • Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice
  • Lebanon Opera House
  • LISTEN Food Pantry
  • Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter
  • New London Barn Playhouse
  • Newport Food Pantry
  • The River Center
  • Turning Points Network
  • Upper Valley Habitat for Humanity
  • Waypoint
  • Wellspring Food Pantry
  • West Central Behavioral Health



  • BarnArts
  • Boys & Girls Club of Rutland County
  • Brandon Area Emergency Food Shelf
  • Brandon Area Rescue Squad
  • BROC Community Action
  • BROC Rutland Food Shelf
  • Capstone Community Action
  • Chandler Center for the Arts
  • Changing Perspectives Inc
  • Clara Martin Center
  • Everybody! Wins VT
  • Gifford Medical Center
  • Girls on the Run
  • NeighborWorks of Western Vermont
  • NewStory Center
  • Otter Valley Activities Association
  • Paramount Theatre
  • Pittsford First Response Squad
  • Randolph Area Food Shelf
  • Rutland Regional Medical Center
  • Safeline Inc
  • Safer Society Foundation
  • Second Growth
  • South Royalton Area Food Shelf
  • Vermont Community Foundation
  • Vermont Institute of Natural Science
  • Vermont Jump$tart Coalition
  • Village for Paws Rescue
  • White River Valley Middle School
  • Willing Hands
  • Upper Valley Haven


Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE American: BHB) is the parent company of its wholly owned subsidiary, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Operating over 50 locations across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine and has more than $3.9 billion in assets. As a leading Northern New England community bank, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust offers a full range of personal and business banking services, as well as wealth management services through its subsidiary Bar Harbor Wealth Management. For more information about Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, visit or call 888-853-7100. Member FDIC.

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