What we did.
In January 2021, and in celebration of our 75th year serving our community, we introduced a year-long gift-giving campaign we called, “75 for 75”. As part of our “75 for 75” Campaign we gave a total of $75,000 (75 donations of $1,000 each) to local nonprofits with each gift selection being made by individual C+G employees by order of longevity with the company.
Why we did it.
We did it to give back to the community that has supported us for the past 75 years and to highlight the nonprofit organizations that work to improve our community and the lives and well-being of our neighbors in Lincoln and Knox Counties. Through giving, we wish to empower and involve our employees in a process that stresses the importance of community involvement, citizenship and giving back.
Below are the 75 recipients in our 75th Anniversary Community Gift Giving Campaign
Gift #1, Sheepscott Community Church
Verne Verney, Colby & Gales’ longest tenured staff member (41 years), presents Gift Number 1 of 75 to be distributed this year to Sheepscott Community Church Vice President, Chrissy Wajer. During the course of our year-long “75 for 75” Campaign, all recipients will be selected by individual employees at Colby & Gale. Through giving back we thank the community that has supported us for the past 75 years by highlighting the nonprofit organizations that work to improve the community, lives and well-being of our Lincoln County neighbors.
Gift #2, Alna Food Pantry
For information on how to help support the Alna Food Pantry please call: 207.586.5313
Gift #3, Bristol Fire & Rescue
Lincoln County Dental Inc. (LCD) is a nonprofit established in 2011 by a group of volunteer dental professionals, healthcare providers and members of the community. The group convened to address the need of high-quality dental services for low income residents in the Lincoln County community. Lincoln County Dental’s mission is to support the health of the people in our entire community by providing access to high quality, compassionate, comprehensive oral health care through the use of an income-based sliding fee scale and participation with MaineCare. LCD offers a wide range of pediatric and adult dental services helping to improve the health and well-being of adults and children throughout Lincoln County.\
Our 75th Anniversary Community Gift-Giving Campaign is with Leigh Benner (right), a Colby & Gale employee for 16 years, as she presents her selection, Gift Number 14 of 75, to Nobleboro Historical Society President, Mary K. Sheldon,Ph.D., outside the Nobleboro Historical Society Center. Located at the front of the Nobleboro Central School, the Society’s Center it is one of Nobleboro’s 12 original, one-room schoolhouses.
Chartered in 1978, the Nobleboro Historical Society has a membership of about 200 people. Programs of special interest are presented during the year and in June school children also come to the Historical Center to view the exhibits and learn about the history of Nobleboro. The Society features a fine collection of memorabilia and maintains records related to the Town of Nobleboro and its people. These are preserved at the Historical Center.
Each spring, the Nobleboro Historical Society selects awardees for their Society scholarships. Each scholarship is for $1,000. Eligible high school and post-secondary students are those who will attend an accredited undergraduate post-secondary school or college in the 2020-2021 academic year and who reside in the Town of Nobleboro. Also, students who are members or children of members of the Society are eligible.
Gift #15, Cove’s Edge Activity Fund
Gift #41, Nobleboro Recreation and Little League
Giving back is a key component of our company’s culture. It’s something we’ve valued since day one, and it’s evident in the non-profits we’ve partnered with as we’ve grown.
If you have questions about our 75th Anniversary, “75 for 75” Community Giving Campaign or would like additional information please contact us.
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