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Fill the Bus

Join us this Saturday, August 12th from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Bangor Walmart, 900 Stillwater Ave, Bangor. We will be collecting donations of school supplies to Fill a Bus for local kids in need. Items to be purchased and dropped off include: Backpacks Large binders Notebook paper Pens, pencils and erasers Pencil […]

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United Way announces over $880,000 of program funding for health and human services

United Way of Eastern Maine announces $880,000 of community funding more than 55 local health and human service programs. This community investment was made possible by the generosity of over 4,300 individuals who designated their donation to United Way’s Community Fund during the 2016 campaign. That’s a 12% increase over funding from 2015 due to […]

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Volunteers needed to award over $800,000 in Eastern Maine!

United Way of Eastern Maine (UWEM) is recruiting 80 + volunteers to help us make  grant awards for our upcoming funding cycle supporting health and human service programs in Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Waldo and Washington counties.  Every two years UWEM launches a competitive funding application that is open to non-profit health and human service organizations […]

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Eastern Maine Volunteer Coordinators Peer to Peer Network

We are pleased to announce the relaunch of the Eastern Maine Volunteer Coordinators Peer to Peer Network!   Does your organization depend upon volunteers?  Do you recruit, train, manage, or evaluate volunteers? Are you looking for new ideas, support, and professional development opportunities around volunteer management?  If so, please join us!   Wednesday, September 21, […]

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Campaign Celebration Recap

We are so excited to share the results of our campaign celebration! Each year we come together as a community celebrate our success and this year was no different. We give away amazing incentive prizes… the winners are announced here. AND We give out awards to outstanding campaigns and individuals! The criteria we use for […]

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Wingfest 2017 was a HUGE Success!

Winners of the first Wingfest Maine… HUSSON UNIVERSITY Dining Services! (L to R Shawn Stemp, Nick Andrei, David Schultz, Bob Sedgwick,and Chenoa Greenwood) THANK YOU to everyone who joined us for the first ever Wingfest Maine! We were joined by over 1,200 wing lovers and together raised nearly to $20,000 to help folks in Eastern Maine.  Through our initiatives and […]

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Roses for Mother’s Day

Order roses by the dozen just in time for Mother’s Day and all of the proceeds stay in Eastern Maine to help families in need. Roses are $18 per dozen and can be picked up on Friday, May 12th from 12 to 4:30 PM at United Way of Eastern Maine (700 Main Street, Suite 1, […]

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FEMA Application

Penobscot County has been chosen to receive $60,898.00 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs through the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  The United Way of Eastern Maine administers this program for Penobscot County as a service to the community.  Last year, Emergency Food and Shelter funds were allocated to […]

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Campaign Kickoff and Community Rally

  What: United Way of Eastern Maine Campaign Kickoff and Community Rally When: Friday, September 30th 11:45 AM to 1 PM Where:  *** Bangor Waterfront *** (details below) Details: Join us for our 2016 Campaign Kickoff and Community Rally! All are invited, lunch will be provided by our friends at Hannaford. RSVP with Sarah Bailey at […]

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Board of Directors Chooses New CEO Focused on Collaboration

BANGOR, ME –  In a unanimous vote on November 23, the United Way of Eastern Maine Board of Directors named Shirar Wilder Patterson as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer and President. Patterson will take the helm starting on January 1, 2017 following the retirement of longtime president and CEO, John Kuropchak who will retire on […]

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