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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
SPCA of Hancock County
Southwest Harbor Animal Welfare, Inc.
Willowind Therapeutic Riding Stables
Xmas is for Kids
YWCA of MDI
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.