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UMC Day of Giving

Shop for a cause Dec. 14

Nov 25, 2019
Shoppers at Seagull Cottage in Rockland take part in the 2018 Day of Giving.

The holiday spirit is thriving in the Midcoast, where businesses in the Belfast, Camden and Rockland area have set aside Saturday, Dec. 14 to contribute to United Midcoast Charities in support of the work of local nonprofit organizations.

Participating shops have committed to donating a portion of their sales to UMC and 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. The Day of Giving events are made possible through lead sponsorship from Allen Insurance & Financial and Camden National Bank, with media sponsored by Courier Publications.

"Now in its fourth year, we are seeing a building momentum with Day of Giving events,” said UMC Executive Director Megan Williams. “Last year, the event raised $10,000 for UMC’s local Grantmaking efforts. Everyone can show support by shopping local on December 14.”

Participating businesses this year range from co-ops to clothing stores to restaurants. All involved will display Day of Giving posters and are listed on UMC’s 2019 Day of Giving Facebook event and at

United Midcoast Charities, founded in 1942, is a community-supported 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to energize Midcoast Maine nonprofit agencies through finance and guidance, supporting a network of resources stronger than any single organization. Through an annual grant application and review process, UMC funds agencies working in four focus areas. More information is available at

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