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 shelving books for our local library, registering donors for a blood drive, teaching CPR classes for the Coast Guard, picking up trash along the roads or in Acadia National Park...we’re happy to help.

  • Running for Rides: Volunteer Bill Weir hands water to Ann Worrick as she crosses the finish line at the 2017 Mary Parker Memorial 5K. BHSL sponsored the event to raise money for Island Connections.
  • BHS&L sponsored Running for Rides, the Mary Parker Memorial 5K Run/Walk to benefit Island Connections. BHS&L employees volunteered on the day of the event. From left to right: Ardette Spear, Jacquie Colburn, Rhonda Sawyer, and Bill Weir
  • BHS&L sponsored a hole for the Bar Harbor Rotary Club’s Adventure Golf Tournament to support the Park Street Playground. It was a beautiful day for the team to play the course. From left to right: Michael Pritchard with his wife and daughter, Vicky Vendrell, Sharon Kelley, Nancy Sawyer, Rhonda Sawyer, and Jacquie Colburn
  • The BHS&L team pitches in at Friends of Acadia's Earth Day Roadside Cleanup. From left to right: Nancy Sawyer, Ardette Spear, Rhonda Sawyer, Jacquie Colburn, Michael Pritchard with his wife and daughter, and Vicky Vendrell
  • Mini-golf for a cause: Bar Harbor Savings and Loan sponsored a hole for the MDI Rotary Club's Challenge for cancer support programs. Rhonda Sawyer, Ardette Spear, Sharon Kelley and Nancy Sawyer braved the rain and played the course.
  • Ardette Spear volunteers in the children's room at the Jesup Memorial Library.
  • The entire team went and hauled books for the Jesup Memorial Library book sale and fund-raiser. Shown: Bill Weir
  • Bill Weir heads up a team at the annual MDI shore cleanup.
Running for Rides: Volunteer Bill Weir hands water to Ann Worrick as she crosses the finish line at the 2017 Mary Parker Memorial 5K. BHSL sponsored the event to raise money for Island Connections. BHS&L sponsored Running for Rides, the Mary Parker Memorial 5K Run/Walk to benefit Island Connections. BHS&L employees volunteered on the day of the event. From left to right: Ardette Spear, Jacquie Colburn, Rhonda Sawyer, and Bill Weir BHS&L sponsored a hole for the Bar Harbor Rotary Club’s Adventure Golf Tournament to support the Park Street Playground. It was a beautiful day for the team to play the course. From left to right: Michael Pritchard with his wife and daughter, Vicky Vendrell, Sharon Kelley, Nancy Sawyer, Rhonda Sawyer, and Jacquie Colburn The BHS&L team pitches in at Friends of Acadia's Earth Day Roadside Cleanup. From left to right: Nancy Sawyer, Ardette Spear, Rhonda Sawyer, Jacquie Colburn, Michael Pritchard with his wife and daughter, and Vicky Vendrell Mini-golf for a cause: Bar Harbor Savings and Loan sponsored a hole for the MDI Rotary Club's Challenge for cancer support programs. Rhonda Sawyer, Ardette Spear, Sharon Kelley and Nancy Sawyer braved the rain and played the course. Ardette Spear volunteers in the children's room at the Jesup Memorial Library. The entire team went and hauled books for the Jesup Memorial Library book sale and fund-raiser. Shown: Bill Weir Bill Weir heads up a team at the annual MDI shore cleanup.


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 Michael at pritchard@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.

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