CAMDEN – United Midcoast Charities’ annual “Day of Giving” was held this past Saturday, December 9, and a record–setting 88 local retailers and restaurants from Thomaston to Belfast donated part of the day’s proceeds to support more than 40 agencies in Knox and Waldo counties providing essential services in UMC’s focus areas of food, housing, health and safety, and economic security. Thanks to the support of sponsors, participating retailers, and community members who came out in droves, UMC’s grants program will continue to grow and thrive in the new year!
“As a locally owned family business operating since 1975, we take pride in being able to support the local community,” said Sierra Dietz, owner of The Grasshopper Shops and longtime supporter of Day of Giving. “UMC provides incredible assistance for so many area nonprofits and we are happy to be able to support the work they are doing.“
This year’s Day of Giving was made possible by the generous sponsorship of Maine State Credit Union, MaineStay Media, Camden National Bank, Edward Jones Camden – Ken Gardiner, Edward Jones Lincolnville – Tom Griffith, Bangor Savings Bank, and Allen Insurance & Financial.
“UMC President John Viehman, along with Sierra Dietz, owner of The Grasshopper Shops, draw the winning ticket for UMC’s Day of Giving raffle.”
For a list of all participating businesses visit https://unitedmidcoastcharities.org/day-of-giving-2023/.
About United Midcoast Charities
United Midcoast Charities, founded in 1942, is a 501.c3 community-supported nonprofit whose mission is to support Midcoast Maine nonprofit agencies through finance and guidance. UMC’s primary areas of focus are food, housing, health & safety, and economic security. The agencies that receive UMC funding directly impact one of every three people here in Knox and Waldo counties. For more information, visit www.UnitedMidcoastCharities.org.