Month: November 2016

Island Health Director Sharing Front Line Work on Aging on Islands (Video)

Director of Island Health Sharon Daley, RN is a leader in finding best ways to enable aging Maine islanders to live in their homes, communities. Maine Seacoast Mission was a cosponsor of this 2016 Aging on Islands Conference. In this 38-minute presentation, you will hear Director Sharon Daley and colleagues give the conference audience their…

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Congregational Church of Wells, ME Helps Mission Elves at Elves Workshop

Our thanks thrice. Once to members of the Congregational Church of Wells, ME for helping the Mission Elves at the Elves Workshop at our Downeast Campus making Christmas brighter. And thank you to Chuck McDonald of Barnacle Billy’s Seafood Restaurant, Ogunquit, ME for driving the Congregational Church of Wells’s help boxes to Bar Harbor, ME.…

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Fun + Families + Math + Bingo = New Books for EdGE Pre-K-12 Students

Cherryfield — Fifty-five children, parents, and grandparents took part in the Mission’s EdGE Family Engagement Program Reading Event, Bingo for Books, on Monday, November 21, at Milbridge Elementary School in Milbridge, ME. The event gave Pre K-12 students and their families a way to learn about the EdGE Family Engagement Program. Mission Downeast Campus Director…

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Elves Workshop is Ready. Starts Saturday November 26th, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Each year, through Christmas events and programs, Maine Seacoast Mission distributes about 10,000 holiday gifts to more than 3,200 children, families, nursing home residents, and prisoners at Christmastime. This includes the “Elves’ Workshop” in the Weald Bethel Community Center at our Downeast Campus in Cherryfield, ME. At the “Elves Workshop,” people can choose the gifts…

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Maine Seacoast Mission Launches Land & Sea Giving Tuesday Campaign

Monday, November 21, 2017 BAR HARBOR — For the first time, the Maine Seacoast Mission is joining the Giving Tuesday global movement and launching our own Giving Tuesday campaign. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and…

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Island Health & Telemedicine: Help Island Residents Access Health Care

I’ll help. Take me to the Giving Page  Since 1905, we have played a vital role in connecting residents of Maine’s most isolated islands with medical care. Our Island Health Program carries on the tradition, and there is never a charge for any Mission staff member’s services. For island residents, accessing even the most basic…

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Housing Rehab: Help a Family Live in a Safe, Warm Home

I’ll Help. Take Me To The Giving Page Everyone deserves to live in a warm, safe home. But housing in Washington County, Maine is often old, hard to heat. Especially on a limited budget. Maine Seacoast Mission’s Housing Rehab Program, with 350 amazing nationwide volunteers, each year fixes or rebuilds twenty such houses for local…

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Mission’s Organic Vegetable Garden’s Long Winter’s Nap

Cherryfield — Our Downeast Campus includes a quarter-acre organic vegetable garden where volunteers from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners program work with Mission staff to grow more than 2,000 pounds of produce annually for the food pantry and the Downeast Table of Plenty. The carrots are harvested, the fence is down, and the…

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