JAX Cares Campaign

The Jackson Laboratory offers all employees the opportunity to support their favorite nonprofit organizations through the JAX Cares campaign; together, United in Purpose we can help many across our state.

Why is this so important? With the high costs of food, energy, rent, and utilities, we know that our students, neighbors, coworkers, and local children may need a little extra help this year.

You can donate with your credit/debit card on a one-time basis or make a recurring gift. Even a $1 a week can go so far. Visit https://homeunitedway.org/donate/ to make your gift online.

Giving feels good! Winning prizes feels good too! You can enter to win one of three great prizes including a Bangor Waterfront VIP Concert experience provided by Haley Ward, Inc., a heat pump with installation provided by Versant Power, and a $500 LL Bean Gift card. Learn more and enter to win.

Nearly all of Heart of Maine United Way‘s work in Hancock County focuses on basic needs. 

    • Awarding grants to local nonprofits
      This year we will help 1 in 3 community members by awarding grants to local nonprofits including Healthy Acadia’s Food for All Program, Healthy Peninsula’s Magic Food Bus, Beth C. Wright Home Cooked Healing, and Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry.  These programs combined will help more than 11,000 people in the Hancock and Washington County region. 
    •  We also support many agencies who provide services to individuals in Hancock County including Health Equity Alliance, Partners for Peace, Eastern Area Agency on Aging and many more. We also send thousands of dollars out each year in heating grants. 
    • Delivering food and supplies
      As a lead partner and fiscal sponsor of the Hancock Country Food Drive we ensure that local food pantries get the food and supplies they need to help individuals and families who might need a little extra help. This year we helped raise 96,132 meals to support folks in Hancock County. We also delivered diapers, baby supplies, and socks to non-profits to be distributed county wide. 
    • Answering calls for help
      In partnership with the United Ways of Maine and the State of Maine we provide a free, confidential call service 24 hours a day/7 days per week called 211 Maine. Over the past year call center reps have fielded 2,428 calls for help in Hancock County connecting folks with local resources just when they need them most. 

Or find a United Way near you.

And thank you!