CAMDEN — The Annual Day of Giving on Saturday, Dec. 18 will showcase more than 45 area businesses who, in partnership with United Midcoast Charities, are supporting dozens of Midcoast nonprofits in Knox and Waldo Counties. Residents who still need to do their holiday shopping or enjoy a Yuletide meal are encouraged to visit these community-minded retailers and restaurants in Camden, Rockland, Rockport, Belfast, Thomaston, Lincolnville, and Northport.

“This is a fun day to shop and dine locally while paying it forward at the same time,” explained UMC’s Executive Director John Viehman. “UMC provides vital funding to more than 50 Midcoast nonprofits who provide the most basic needs of food, housing, health and safety, and economic security here in our communities. We are grateful to the many local retailers and restaurants making a contribution or donating part of their day’s proceeds to UMC’s Grant Program during this holiday season. As always, 100 percent of all donations go directly to the local nonprofits we support.”

Area Businesses participating in UMC’s December 18th’s Day of Giving are…

In Rockland: Clan MacLaren; Flowers by Hoboken; fourTwelve; Grasshopper Shop; hellohello Books; Huston Tuttle; In Good Company; Loyal Biscuit; Main Street Markets; Primo Restaurant; Rock City Café; Seagull Cottage; Side Country Sports; The Wine Seller.

In Thomaston: FlipSide Coffee; Coastal Mountain Chiro.

In Camden: Antiques@10 Mechanic; Carver Hill Gallery; Leonard’s; Maine Seaside Treasures; Once A Tree; Planet Toys; Seadog Brewing Company; Serendipity Fine Consignment; Small Wonder Gallery; Sugar Tools; The Leather Bench; Uncle Willy’s Candy Shoppe; Zoot Coffee Rockport; RAYR, The Wine & Cheese Shop.

In Lincolnville: The Red Cottage.

In Belfast: All about Games; Belfast Co-op; Brambles; City Drawers; Colburn’s Shoe Store; Heavenly Yarns; Left Bank Books; Out on A Whimsy Toys; Rollie’s/Rollie’s Remote Catering; Second Hand Eve; The Good Table; The Porch; Vinolio.

In Northport: Maine Alpaca Experience.

For more information, go to: or call 236-2299.