On Thursday, Oct. 19, Midcoast residents are invited to eat out at local restaurants as part of United Way’s “Extra Helping” event. A portion of the participating restaurants’ revenue will go to support the community through local United Way-funded programs.
“Enjoying a meal out while knowing you are helping people in need in our community – that’s a recipe for a good day!” said Bill Brillant, United Way’s campaign chair. “United Way of Mid Coast Maine thanks the local restaurants participating in giving “Extra Helping” to people in need in our community.”
Participating restaurants in Lincoln County are Sarah’s Cafe in Wiscasset and S. Fernald’s Country Store in Damariscotta. Go to uwmcm.org for a complete listing.
“Please go out and eat at one of these restaurants on ‘Extra Helping’ day, Oct. 19!” said Brillant. “You’ll be joining in a fun community event to help our neighbors.”
Approximately 20,000 residents of Lincoln County and Midcoast Maine were helped last year by United Way-funded programs improving people’s health, education, and financial stability. United Way’s 38 partner agencies include Central Lincoln County YMCA, Coastal Kids Preschool, Mobius Inc., New Hope for Women, Parent Program of Mid-Coast Maine, Healthy Kids, and Spectrum Generations’ Meals on Wheels.
United Way’s fall campaign kicked off on Sept. 12 and ends Nov. 9. This year’s goal is $1.8 million to support local programs. Donations can be sent to United Way of Mid Coast Maine, 34 Wing Farm Parkway, Bath, ME 04530.
United Way of Mid Coast Maine’s mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities. In partnership with thousands of donors, United Way works to improve education, financial stability, and health for people in Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties, and in Brunswick and Harpswell.