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First responders thanked with drive-thru lunch in Brewer

BREWER, Maine (WABI) – Gratitude and good food were both on the menu in Brewer on Monday. The Bangor Area Recovery Network joined with the United Way of Eastern Maine to throw a first responder luncheon Monday afternoon. “It is what we do, and we don’t accept that thanks very well because, you know, we’re […]

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‘Fill the Bus’ donation drive collects school supplies for kids in need

The United Way of Eastern Maine partnered with Penquis for its annual “Fill the Bus” drive to benefit children in Penobscot and Piscataquis counties. BANGOR, Maine — If you were out shopping at Walmart in Bangor or Lincoln on Friday, you may have seen school buses parked out front. The goal was to fill those […]

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United Way of Eastern Maine kicks off its ‘Week of Action’

The volunteering week aims to help community members and bring people together through community service work, donations, and other activities.   BANGOR, Maine — United Way of Eastern Maine and the Together Place is celebrating summer by hosting a week of volunteering activities. The week kicked off Monday at Second Street Park in Bangor with three events, a park […]

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COMMUNITY FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN SURPASSES $1.5 MILLION GOAL

United Way of Eastern Maine announces campaign award winners and prizes at Virtual Finale Event    BANGOR, ME—United Way of Eastern Maine (UWEM) is pleased to announce the success of the 2020-2021 community fundraising campaign by surpassing the $1.5 Million Dollar goal. UWEM shared this news during the one-of-a-kind Virtual Campaign Finale on March 10.  This […]

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2020 Campaign Finale

In case you missed it… Whether it was the prize winners, the awards, or what your donations have done to support and strengthen our community we want to make sure you don’t miss a moment of the 2020 Campaign Finale. Thank you for all that you do to support United Way and our community. Thank […]

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Campaign Finale – ARE YOU READY?

Join us for a unique and exciting United Way of Eastern Maine Campaign Finale on Wednesday, March 10th at noon. We’ll bring the Finale to your screen, so all you have to do is save the date and block out about 20 minutes to see the excitement. Thank you to our sponsor, Bangor Savings Bank, […]

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APPLY TODAY – Newly Released Substance Use Disorder Funding

United Way of Eastern Maine is announcing an urgent call to action for local nonprofits that serve populations battling substance use disorder to apply for UWEM’s recently released crisis funding. In addition to $143,000 in annual budgeted funding committed to our community to fight this epidemic, United Way is announcing an additional $25,000 in funding […]

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UWEM 2020 Campaign Finale & R.S.V.P

Join us for a unique and exciting United Way of Eastern Maine Campaign Finale March 10 at noon. We’ll bring the Finale to your screen, so all you have to do is save the date and block out about 15 minutes to see the excitement. Thank you to all the donors who contributed to the Campaign […]

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2021 Tax Preparation Updates & Info

The ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic has created obstacles for in person Tax Preparation in Eastern Maine. To ensure public health and safety in our community our Tax Preparation program logistics and dates have been adjusted. Help find your options, make a plan and start taking advantage of free Tax Preparation services starting on Feb. 15th in […]

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2020 Campaign Goal & Leadership Appointments

BANGOR, ME – United Way of Eastern Maine (UWEM), is pleased to announce new appointments to volunteer and staff leadership that support efforts to raise critical funds to meet basic needs, support early childhood development and reduce substance use disorder.  The 2020 Annual Campaign is underway and kicked off on October 1st with an impressive […]

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