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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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Cocktails for United Way at Tarratine Club

Come to the first ever “Cocktails for a Cause” at the Tarratine Club, 81 Park Street, Bangor Thursday, January 19th from 5:30 to 8 PM And the cause… United Way of Eastern Maine! Ten percent of the sales of the evening, proceeds of the raffle and 20% of the tips received at the bar will be […]

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Celebrate with Us! (2016 Campaign)

What:  A community event celebrating the success of our 2016 Campaign. We couldn’t have done it without you! When: Thursday, February 16 from 5 to 7 PM Where: Darling’s New Location, 80 Haskell Road, Bangor, Across from Sam’s Club Details: Appetizers * Cash Bar * Prizes * FREE and Open to the Public LIVE drawing of campaign prizes including […]

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Success in the Making (Brandi’s Story)

Brandi, a single mom of three active young boys, is the definition of success in the making. Brandi left home at a young age with just a seventh grade education. She often found herself homeless and with nowhere safe to turn. Soon she became addicted to opiates. After moving to Bangor, she got clean and […]

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Day of Caring 2017

Day of Caring went off without a hitch last Friday (June 9)! The rain did not stop approximately 60 dedicated volunteers getting out in the community and donating their time and energy to worthwhile causes. This year’s Day of Caring featured painting projects, preparing for an award ceremony, lots of gardening and some landscaping! Even […]

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2-1-1 Expands!

2-1-1 Maine, through support from the United Ways of Maine and the State of Maine, is making it easier for Maine residents to find and access basic needs assistance and other services and supports by adding text capability. Mainers can now text their zip code to “898-211” (TXT-211) and automatically connect with a friendly Maine-based […]

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Creative & Fun Ideas

Incentives and creativity can help your employee campaign to be a fun and an enjoyable experience. The best way to use incentives within your campaign is to use them as prizes to collect pledge cards. All employees who submit their pledge card following the United Way presentation, whether they decide to give or not, are […]

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