We Care

Volunteering

We enjoy giving our time to support the people and places in our community when we are not working. Whether it’s registering donors for a blood drive, teaching CPR classes, cleaning the Carriage Roads during Take Pride in Acadia Day or supporting Island Connections and the MDI Rotary Club...we’re happy to help.

  • Northern Maine Red Cross Blood Drive April 2021
  • Northern Maine Red Cross Blood Drive March 2021
  • Bill Weir conducts Life Support Training February 2021
  • Take Pride in Acadia Day Autumn 2020
  • Island Connections-Mary Parker Memorial Running for Rides Race Autumn 2019
  • MDI Rotary Club Mini Golf Challenge Spring 2019
Northern Maine Red Cross Blood Drive April 2021 Northern Maine Red Cross Blood Drive March 2021 Bill Weir conducts Life Support Training February 2021 Take Pride in Acadia Day Autumn 2020 Island Connections-Mary Parker Memorial Running for Rides Race Autumn 2019 MDI Rotary Club Mini Golf Challenge Spring 2019


Casual for a Cause

Every Friday is Dress-Down Friday at Bar Harbor Savings and Loan. Our employees pay for the privilege of dressing casually, the bank matches their contributions and all proceeds are donated to a different worthy cause each month, selected by the employee of the month. Many organizations have benefited, including the ones listed here. If you’d like to nominate your organization to become one of our monthly beneficiaries, contact our Customer Service Representatives at customerservice@bhsla.com.

Acadia Wildlife Foundation
Anah Temple Sunshine Club
The Ark Animal Shelter
Bar Harbor Fire Department
Bar Harbor Food Pantry
Bar Harbor Historical Society
Bar Harbor Village Improvement Association
Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center
Eastern Maine Chapter of the American Red Cross
Hancock County Habitat for Humanity
Invisible Children Project
Island Connections
Jesup Memorial Library Children's Room
Maine Chapter of Alzheimer's Association
Maine Island Trail Association
MDI Hospital Oncology Service
MDI Search and Rescue
MDI Sports Boosters
Ronald McDonald House
SFOA
Shriners' Hospital
SPCA of Hancock County
Southwest Harbor Animal Welfare, Inc.
Team Alexis
Willowind Therapeutic Riding Stables
Xmas is for Kids
YWCA of MDI

Philanthropy

Although our bank is small, only $100 million strong, a large percentage of our profits is donated to local charities. We support various projects, including summer reading programs at Jesup Memorial Library, a number of cultural events like concerts and theater, and many youth programs throughout the year.

One of our favorite sponsorships is “Running for Rides,” the annual Mary Parker Memorial 5K Run/Walk to benefit Island Connections. Island Connections provides free transportation to seniors and people with disabilities here on Mount Desert Island. We are proud to support their event.

running for rides