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V O L . X X I I I N O. X X I I G I V I N G G U I D E 2 0 1 7 – 2 0 1 8 64 United Ways of Maine 2018 GOALS e focus of the United Ways of Maine is to activate community resources to improve people's lives. ere are 10 United Ways in Maine that are part of the United Way system. Each is independent, separately incorporated, governed by local volunteers and dedicated to investing and leveraging funding in commu- nity-focused solutions. To reach their respective community goals, United Ways partner with all sectors of society – individuals, schools, nonprofit organizations, government, faith communities, businesses and voluntary and neighborhood associations. United Ways support a variety of local programs and community change strategies throughout the state — all focused on improving lives and chang- ing community conditions. Working collaboratively, the United Ways of Maine focus on early childhood development, financial stability and basic human needs initiatives. United Ways of Maine also power 2-1-1 Maine, a comprehensive statewide information and referral resource of over 8,000 health and human services available through a toll-free hotline (dial 2-1-1 or text a zip code to 898-211) that connects callers to trained call specialists who can help 24 hours a day, seven days a week. GIVING OPPORTUNITIES Each year United Ways throughout Maine assist hundreds of area businesses with customized fundraising campaigns that make it easy and efficient to support their local community through payroll deduction and direct giving donations. Held at the convenience of the businesses, United Ways have experts available to speak with employees about the impact of their donations and how they help the community. United Way manages the details of these workplace campaigns, making it an easy and rewarding experience. Call your local United Way to find out how you can participate. Direct gifts from individuals not affiliated with a workplace campaign are also critical to the success of United Way Campaigns and are a valuable and major component of each year's fundraising efforts. United Ways offer secure online giving opportunities via their individual websites. United Ways also host special events to raise funds and awareness. ese range from benefit concerts and auctions to e-waste disposal events and golf tournaments. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES United Ways mobilize thousands of volunteers each year through its Day of Caring events and other customized volunteer opportunities such as: f CA$H Maine A collaboration of 11 statewide coalitions offers free tax preparation to qualified filers during the tax season and connects residents to financial resources, including financial education and home buying workshops, Family Development Accounts (FDAs) and credit counseling. To volun- teer for CA$H Maine in your community, visit your local United Way website or go to www.CA$ f Food Pantry Project To help stock food pantry shelves, United Ways coordinate the volunteer- led Pantry Project. Shelving and boxes are supplied to organizations, schools and workplaces along with wish lists of desired food and lists of area food pantries. Food is collected and then redistributed to pantries. f Volunteer Centers ese centers are housed within United Ways to connect people to mean- ingful volunteer opportunities; provide trainings to volunteers and volun- teer managers to support the growth of the sector; and track the significant investments volunteers make. Established: 1983 Employees: 73.5 Annual revenue: $17,531,931 MISSION STATEMENT United Ways of Maine's mission is to improve lives and create lasting positive change across Maine, by supporting a strong network of local United Ways and collabora- tively addressing state-level issues. United Way of Androscoggin County 66 Ash St., Lewiston, ME 04240 (207) 795-4000 Year established: 1932 Total number of employees (FTE): 4 Annual contributions: $1,400,000 Area served: Androscoggin County Executive Director: Joleen Bedard Board Chair: Terri Cook United Way of Aroostook 830 Main St., Suite 4 Presque Isle, ME 04769 (207) 764-5197 Year established: 1957 Total number of employees (FTE): 2 Annual contributions: $600,000 Areas served: Aroostook County Executive Director: Sherry Locke Board President: Luke Rossignol United Way of Eastern Maine 700 Main St., Suite 1 Bangor, ME 04401 (207) 941-2800 Year established: 1937 Total number of employees (FTE): 8 Annual contributions: $1,800,000 Areas served: Hancock, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Waldo and Washington counties President and CEO: Shirar Patterson Board Chair: Joseph Pratt United Way of Greater Portland One Canal Plaza, Suite 300; P.O. Box 15200 Portland, ME 04112 (207) 874-1000 Year established: 1929 Total number of employees (FTE): 33 Annual contributions: $8,012,200 Areas served: Cumberland County, except for Brunswick and Harpswell Executive Director: Liz Cotter Schlax Board President: Anne Dalton United Way of Kennebec Valley 121 Commercial St., Augusta, ME 04330 (207) 626-3400 Year established: 1955 Total number of employees (FTE): 4 Annual contributions: $1,550,000 Areas served: Southern Kennebec County Executive Director: Robert Gordon Board President: Craig Garofalo United Way of Mid Coast Maine 34 Wing Farm Parkway Bath, ME 04530 (207) 443-9752 Year established: 1956 Total number of employees (FTE): 8 Annual contributions: $1,860,000 Areas served: Brunswick and Harpswell, Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties Executive Director: Barbara Reinertsen Board Chair: Nancy Jennings United Way of Mid-Maine 105 Kennedy Memorial Drive Waterville, ME 04901 (207) 873-0686 Year established: 1954 Total number of employees (FTE): 4 Annual contributions: $594,531 Areas served: Northern Kennebec County, Somerset County and Western Waldo County Executive Director: Elizabeth Barron Board Chair: Danny Burgess United Way of Oxford County 369 Main St. Norway, ME 04268 P.O. Box 291 South Paris, ME 04281-0291 (207) 743-5833 Year established: 1989 Total number of employees (FTE): 1 Annual contributions: $80,000 Area served: Oxford County Board President: Jim Douglas United Way of the Tri-Valley Area 218 Fairbanks Road, P.O. Box 126 Farmington, ME 04938 (207) 778-5048 Year established: 1981 Total number of employees (FTE): 3 Annual contributions: $370,000 Areas served: Franklin County and the northern Androscoggin County communities of Livermore and Livermore Falls Executive Director: Lisa Laflin Board President: Peter Smith United Way of York County 36 Water St., P.O. Box 727 Kennebunk, ME 04043 (207) 985-3359 Year established: 1986 Total number of employees (FTE): 6.5 Annual contributions: $1,265,200 Areas served: York County Executive Director: Barb Wentworth Board President: Michael Brigham United Ways of Maine

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