What is United Mid-Coast Charities? Each Gift Supports Many United Mid-Coast Charities was founded in Camden, Maine in 1942 to serve as a bridge between local charitable organizations and the seasonal and full-time residents of the area who wished to support them but felt they lacked sufficient knowledge to make the best decisions about where to allocate their donations. UMCC continues to serve this important function successfully – its mission broadened to include all of Knox and Waldo Counties – 72 years later. Through research, observation, and referral – combined with its deep institutional experience – UMCC identifies appropriate local agencies with the potential to receive a grant from the organization. Grant applications are reviewed in depth by members of UMCC’s Board of Directors. To qualify for a UMCC grant, agencies must hold non-profit status, serve the most needy segments of the population in the two counties, and meet high standards of administrative & fiscal management. Why give to United Mid-Coast Charities? With some charitable organizations, you walk away not knowing exactly how your money gets distributed. How much of it goes to a worthy agency? How much is earmarked for administrative costs? United Mid-Coast Charities offers the charitable donor a significant benefit: the assurance that your money provides the greatest possible assistance to the community. UMCC Officers and Directors are committed to an ongoing screening and evaluation process that provides the fairest possible distribution of funds. All contributions are 100 percent distributed. Administrative expenses are covered by an endowment set up for that purpose. With a single donation, you can benefit many social service agencies serving Knox and Waldo Counties – from Area Interfaith Outreach to Meals on Wheels and the Waldo County YMCA. See the reverse side for a complete list of agencies currently receiving UMCC grants. How to Donate Please send your tax-deductible contributions to: United Mid-Coast Charities U M 21 Elm St., P.O. Box 205 Camden, Maine 04843 Tel: 207-236-2299 Fax: 207-236-8206 email:[email protected] Visit us at www.unitedmidcoastcharities.org to learn more or to make a secure on-line donation. Contributions to our endowment fund are most welcome now, or in the future by inclusion in your will, or to a memorial in the name of a loved one. To give appreciated stock, ask your broker to transfer stock to UMCC at Charles Schwab in Orlando, FL, Account #3910-0956, DTC #0164, Code 40. To use your credit card: q Mastercard q Visa q Amex q Discover Card Number: Exp. Date: Card Holder Name: Signature: Amount Contributed: $ Acknowledgement receipt will be sent to you. Thank you. Your generous support is most appreciated. With many thanks from the United Mid-Coast Charities’ Board of Directors. Printed on recycled paper. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Midcoast Maine Board of Directors Mr. Morton D. Alling, III Mr. Skip Bates Mr. Eric G. Belléy Mrs. Mary Alice Bird Mr. Mark A. Biscone Mr. Daniel Bookham Mrs. Nancy M. Boyington Mr. Russell W. Brace Mr. Jon Cheston Mr. Stephen V. Crane Mrs. Victoria C. Dibner Mr. Daniel Dibner Mr. Robert A. Fernald Ms. Erin Flanagan Mrs. Lucile O. Hanscom Mr. Timothy L. Healy Mrs. Hope Hersom Mrs. David M. Hilyard Mr. Roy A. Hitchings, Jr. Mr. Peter Horch Mrs. Elizabeth Killoran Ms. Elinor W. Klivans Mr. David V. Laite Mr. Todd W. Mackey Ms. Jill Lang Mrs. Allison Maguire Ms. Martha P. Martens Ms. Carole Martin Mrs. Heidi S. Matteo Mr. Jack Mazzotti Mr. Allen D. Mitchell Dr. James C. Patterson Mrs. Joan Phaup Dr. Carol B. Robbins Ms. Catherine A. Robbins Mrs. Esther P. Sexton Dr. T. Richard Snyder Mrs. Jan B. Taft Mr. David C. Tassoni Mr. J. B. Turner Mr. Eric Waters Mrs. Wendy G. Weiler Mrs. Mary M. Wheelwright Mr. John P. Williams Mr. Lee Woodward, Jr. November/December 2013 C C UNITED MID-COAST CHARITIES A Federation of 52 Local Agencies unitedmidcoastcharities.org P. O. Box 205 Camden, ME 04843 207-236-2299 [email protected] Who Benefits? American Red Cross - Midcoast Chapter Provides relief in the event of a disaster to midcoast Maine; CPR and First Aid training, blood services, and health and safety service equipment. The Apprenticeshop A school for traditional boatbuilding and seamanship that seeks to inspire personal growth through craftsmanship, community involvement, and traditions of the sea. Area Interfaith Outreach Provides food through a food pantry and gives vouchers for emergency needs including heating oil, electricity, transportation and limited health needs. Belfast Area Child Care Services Provides child care services at two sites in Belfast, plus parent support groups and education, sponsors the Child Care Food Program, and gives child care referrals to Waldo County parents. Belfast Public Health Nursing Association Direct care services to residents of Waldo County including crisis management and referral, case management, blood pressure clinics, and vaccinations, regardless of patient’s ability to pay. Belfast Soup Kitchen Offers hot meals, an emergency food assistance program and a safe environment. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Midcoast Maine Big Brothers Big Sisters helps youth in Waldo, Knox and Lincoln counties reach their potential through professionally supported, one-on-one relationships with measurable impact. Broadreach Family & Community Services Provides quality educational and support services to families, including childhood education and intervention, children’s mental health services, parenting education and literacy training. Camden Area Christian Food Pantry A completely volunteer effort that provides food to families that are in need in our communities. Camden District Nursing Association A small community health agency that provides RN home visits and public health clinics to anyone in need in Camden, Rockport, Lincolnville, and Hope. Camp Forest Provides day and expedition wilderness camping for children ages 7 though 17, incorporating physical, social, psychiatric and community educational services. Coastal Family Hospice Volunteers Provides education events for the citizens of Knox County; discussions of end-of-life issues; and volunteer, non-medical, confidential support to patients and families who are experiencing the final phase of life. Coastal Opportunities Provides day and residential services to assist adults with developmental disabilities to be self-sufficient and become participating members in their social and economic community. Coastal Trans., Inc. Provides non-emergency transportation to meet the travel needs of the elderly and disabled, low-income people, and the general public in Knox, Lincoln, and Sagadahoc Counties. Community School, Inc. An alternative high school program helping students who struggle in the traditional school system to achieve personal and academic goals. Family Planning Association of Maine-Rockland Provides primary reproductive health services to women, teens, and men in midcoast Maine. No one is denied services because of an inability to pay. Five Town Communities That Care A community coalition using a data-driven approach to promote healthy youth development and to address issues facing youth in the five towns of Appleton, Camden, Hope, Lincolnville and Rockport. Game Loft Provides programs in Belfast that help participants gain leadership and decision making skills, positive attitudes toward their community and the future, and bond with peers and caring adults. Habitat for Humanity of Waldo County Provides care to poor and needy citizens through affordable housing and the education of selected families in the skills and responsibilities of home ownership. Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County Provides free, confidential, non-medical support and assistance to the incurably ill, their families, and the bereaved, and provides hospice related education and support for hospice volunteers, the professional community and the community at large. Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care and Hospice A provider of home healthcare to anyone with acute or chronic illness or terminally ill clients in need of medical, spiritual, and psychological assistance. Knox County Health Clinic Provides high quality, low or no cost health and wellness services to low income uninsured persons. Health education, mental health and dental health are provided to ensure midcoast residents are able to improve and maintain their health. Literacy Volunteers of Mid-Coast Maine Benefits non-readers or low level readers who have made a commitment to overcome illiteracy. Through free, confidential tutorial assistance, anyone can learn to read. Maine Pro Musica Performs concerts throughout Maine and works with area students and faculty to increase awareness and understanding of classical music. Make-A-Wish Foundation - Maine Fulfills the wishes of any Maine child who has been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Meals on Wheels (a Methodist Conference Home program) Provides hot, nutritious, balanced meals to the home-bound of our communities thereby helping them to maintain their ability to live independently in their own homes. Megunticook Rowing An educational and community-based rowing program open to students and adults wishing to pursue rowing for fitness or recreation. Merryspring Nature Center Practices, teaches and advocates sound principles of ecology, conservation, and horticulture in order to protect our natural environment. Mid-Coast Habitat for Humanity Builds and helps finance houses that are simple, decent and affordable for low income working families in midcoast Maine that could not otherwise afford to own their own homes. MONEY (More Opportunities for Neighborhood Youth) Assists youth of the region with athletic education by providing scholarships. Toy Library New Hope for Women Provides services to all people affected by domestic and dating violence. Our commitment is equally divided between direct services and prevention services. Partners for Enrichment Supports arts, science and technology enrichment programs for elementary school students in Hope, Appleton and Lincolnville. Penobscot Bay YMCA/Teen Center The Y is committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility and ensures that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, thrive and grow. No one is turned away due to inability to pay. PENQUIS (RSVP Program) RSVP is America’s largest volunteer network engaging adults 55 and over in volunteer service. Penquis RSVP seeks partnerships with a variety of organizations in Knox, Lincoln and Waldo Counties in order to offer volunteer positions that suit many needs and interests. Peopleplace Cooperative Preschool Provides a high quality intimate pre-school setting for 75 children during the school year, and 60 in the summer. Ages range from birth to six years. Provides tuition assistance through full and partial scholarships. Restorative Justice Project of the Midcoast Provides mentoring and support to individuals reentering the community from county jail to reduce recidivism and to individuals placed on deferred disposition by the court to complete their conditions and avoid jail sentences. Rockland District Nursing Association Provides nursing care to the residents of Rockland. Serving all age groups and all infirmities with home visits regardless of their ability to pay. Saint Bernard’s Soup Kitchen Providing noontime meals five times a week to residents of the midcoast area since 1984. Station Maine Practices, shares, and encourages the rise of traditional skills of the sea, including sailing, rowing, and seamanship. Tanglewood 4-H Camp and Learning Center The wilderness camp provides learning and leadership opportunities to become knowledgeable and caring inhabitants of the earth. Scholarships are awarded to those who are unable to afford tuition. Teen and Young Parent Program Educates and advocates for teen parents and their children through parenting education, information on child development, mentoring matches, playgroups, social and educational programs. Toy Library Center A service program for infants through preschool-age children and their families, which fosters creative play in a safe, nurturing environment. Trekkers Connects at-risk youth with caring adults through the use of authentic experience, travel, community service, and outdoor experiential education. UMaine Hutchinson Center Funds are used for scholarships for needy students of all ages in the midcoast region to pursue college educations. University College at Rockland Funds are used to support scholarships for first-time college students who may otherwise be unable to pursue higher education. Provides access to courses, full degree programs, and support services from the University of Maine System. Vinalhaven Fuel Fund Provides heating assistance (oil, kerosene and wood) for emergency situations such as accidents, fires and medical problems. Funds limited to elderly, the ill, and the disabled. Waldo Community Action Partners Funds help support the Holiday Basket Project that provides healthful and festive holiday meals to more than 3,000 people. Waldo County Home Health and Hospice Services Direct care services for homebound children, adults, elderly and the terminally ill. Includes skilled nursing, physical therapy, medical hospice services and pastoral care. Waldo County YMCA Provides children and families in Waldo County with sports camps, athletics and child care. Scholarships are provided to families who cannot afford the programs that are offered. Waterfall Arts Provides program scholarships to area youth with financial need to participate in classes, residencies, exhibitions and events. Youth Arts Serves to inspire and enrich the K-12 school community and the entire local community through a series of dynamic and enriching arts experiences.
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