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United Way of Eastern Maine Announces Geographic Expansion

For Immediate Release: January 18, 2022  Media Contact: Joe Roberts Chief Development Officer joer@unitedwayem.org (207)262-6946  United Way of Eastern Maine Announces Geographic Expansion  Bangor, ME – Strengthening communities has never been more important, making this the optimal time for United Way of Eastern Maine and United Way of Mid Maine to officially align service areas; with […]

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Strategic Investment Grants – Eligibility Criteria

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA The following eligibility criteria will continue to be required to receive UWEM funding: Not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, educational institution, or municipality conducting a health and human service program in Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset, Waldo, or Washington counties. Active board of directors that meets with a quorum at least quarterly Stated mission and bylaws. Files […]

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Strategic Investment Grants – Info Sessions | Trainings | Q&A

Info Sessions provide an overview of United Way of Eastern Maine, Opportunity 2028 Bold Goals, and the Strategic Investment Grants. These sessions include a summary of grant eligibility, requirements, timeline, and important application info.  Watch the recording below. Training Sessions focus on the grant application software. These sessions will provide an overview, how-to, important reminders, […]

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UWEM Kicks Off HOPEFUL Campaign

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) – The United Way of Eastern Maine has kicked off a fundraising campaign with the goal of collecting $1.6 million. The campaign theme is “hopeful” and they’ve partnered with artist Charlie Hewitt to use his iconic design. The money will support all the programs and support services they provide. Last year the […]

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First responders thanked with drive-thru lunch in Brewer

BREWER, Maine (WABI) – Gratitude and good food were both on the menu in Brewer on Monday. The Bangor Area Recovery Network joined with the United Way of Eastern Maine to throw a first responder luncheon Monday afternoon. “It is what we do, and we don’t accept that thanks very well because, you know, we’re […]

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‘Fill the Bus’ donation drive collects school supplies for kids in need

The United Way of Eastern Maine partnered with Penquis for its annual “Fill the Bus” drive to benefit children in Penobscot and Piscataquis counties. BANGOR, Maine — If you were out shopping at Walmart in Bangor or Lincoln on Friday, you may have seen school buses parked out front. The goal was to fill those […]

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United Way of Eastern Maine kicks off its ‘Week of Action’

The volunteering week aims to help community members and bring people together through community service work, donations, and other activities.   BANGOR, Maine — United Way of Eastern Maine and the Together Place is celebrating summer by hosting a week of volunteering activities. The week kicked off Monday at Second Street Park in Bangor with three events, a park […]

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COMMUNITY FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN SURPASSES $1.5 MILLION GOAL

United Way of Eastern Maine announces campaign award winners and prizes at Virtual Finale Event    BANGOR, ME—United Way of Eastern Maine (UWEM) is pleased to announce the success of the 2020-2021 community fundraising campaign by surpassing the $1.5 Million Dollar goal. UWEM shared this news during the one-of-a-kind Virtual Campaign Finale on March 10.  This […]

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