Dressing Down benefits Youthlinks
Employees of The First recently raised $606.02 for the Youthlinks program after donating a dollar for each Friday they dressed casually. Nominated by the Rockland Park Street branch for the month of February, employees of The First have been dressing casually on Fridays in support of charitable organizations throughout their market areas in Maine.
Youthlinks is a program of Broadreach Family & Community Services located in Rockland Maine that provides after-school programs that include community service, leadership and enrichment opportunities to all youth ages 12-18 from anywhere in mid-coast Maine. Teens in the after-school programs learn skills, build self-esteem, cultivate social responsibility, develop leadership abilities and connect to their peers, to adult mentors, and to their communities. After-school programs are free for participating youth. Youthlinks is funded through a combination of state grants and the generous donations of individuals, businesses, and foundations.
Established in 1864, The First is celebrating 150 years of Maine community banking on May 30, 2014. The bank has 16 offices throughout the state, in Bangor, Bar Harbor, Blue Hill, Boothbay Harbor, Calais, Camden, Damariscotta, Eastport, Ellsworth, Northeast Harbor, Rockland, Rockport, Southwest Harbor, Waldoboro, Wiscasset. First Advisors, a division of The First, provides investment advisory, private banking and trust services from four offices in Bangor, Bar Harbor, Damariscotta, and Ellsworth. For more information about The First, please call 1-800-564-3195, visit www.thefirst.com, or find us on Facebook.