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Businesses invited to join Day of Giving

Oct 25, 2019
Shoppers at the Grasshopper Shop of Rockland participate in the Day of Giving, 2018.

With the holiday season just around the corner, United Midcoast Charities is calling on businesses in Rockland, Belfast and the Camden area to participate in the fourth annual Day of Giving on Saturday, Dec. 14.

Businesses that sign up by Nov. 14 will receive publicity and recognition through press releases, paid ads in local papers, e-newsletters, postcards to local residents, prominently displayed posters, and promotion on Facebook.

Participating shops commit to donate a portion of their sales from the day (or a flat donation of their choice) to UMC. All proceeds will be applied toward UMC’s grants, which help food pantries, health clinics, nursing services, homeless shelters and other providers of vital services in Knox and Waldo counties. Day of Giving businesses raised nearly $10,000 for local charities in 2018.

Interested businesses should call UMC at 236-2299 or email For a list of businesses already signed up, visit UMC’s Facebook page or


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