AUCTION BENEFITS ANIMAL SHELTER

The Animal Welfare Society hosted an art auction at the Chase Hill Event Center in Kennebunk to raise money for its animal shelter.

The May 23 event raised nearly $16,000, which will help support 3,300 homeless animals.

TELETHON RAISES $510,000

The Children’s Miracle Network raised nearly $510,000 for Eastern Maine Healthcare System and its affiliate hospitals at its annual telethon on June 4.

The Children’s Miracle Network is a national program that supports pediatrics. All proceeds from the telethon are distributed to the hospitals EMHS represents.

BANK AIDS TEACHER WORKSHOP

Camden National Bank’s donation to the Institute for Global Ethics allowed teachers from Camden-Rockport, Rockland, Hampden and Ellsworth to participate in the Building School Culture Train-the-Trainer workshop. The IGE held the workshop at its facility in Rockland in April.

The IGE is a nonprofit that promotes ethical action in a global context.

SOUP KITCHEN GETS $1,000

The Casco Bay Culinary Association awarded the Wayside Soup Kitchen $1,000 to support its efforts to feed needy children.

The donation will help support Wayside’s community meals program that provides food for children and their families in their neighborhoods.

CRAWL FOR ALZ RAISES $2,000

The first annual Crawl for Alz (Alzheimer’s) on June 12 raised more than $2,000. Proceeds from the event are donated to the Alzheimer’s Association Maine Chapter. For more information on how to donate or get involved, contact Heather Clark at [email protected]

DENTISTS SCREEN SPECIAL ATHLETES

Three Maine dentists volunteered at the Special Olympics in Orono on June 18, offering free oral health screenings to the athletes.

The athletes received instruction on proper oral care, as well as important nutritional information.

The dentists, Dr. Michael Frost, Dr. Robert Swan and Dr. David Palmer, were hoping to promote better oral health through their efforts at the Special Olympics.

DAY OF CARING WORTH $135,000

The United Way of York County hosted its 15th annual Day of Caring on June 9.

More than 1,000 volunteers spread out across York County to support 38 nonprofit organizations.

Volunteers included students, business professionals, retirees and civic groups who donated their time and resources to assist the various organizations.

The estimated value of the volunteer labor for the one-day event is roughly $135,000.

For information on next year’s Day of Caring or ways to volunteer, contact [email protected] community.org.

ST. ANDRE HELPING HAITIANS

Employees at St. Andre Health Care in Lewiston raised $1,046 to support the ongoing relief effort in Haiti. The funds came from bottle drives and monetary contributions from employees. The money will be donated to the Good Shepherd Sisters mission in Haiti.

USM GIVES CLOTHES TO SHELTER

USM’s Residential Life Freecycle program contributed more than 1,452 articles of clothing to Portland’s Preble Street Shelter.

The Freecycle program asks students to donate clothing and other household items that would otherwise be thrown away.

DUNKIN’ THANKS BUSY PARENTS

Dunkin’ Donuts of Greater Portland announced a new Very Important Parents program to recognize the efforts made by “on-the-go” parents.

These busy parents will be eligible to receive a free medium coffee in a limited edition VIP Mug on Sundays through the end of this year.

In addition, Dunkin’ Donuts will offer personalized mugs for $5 or more. The proceeds from these mugs will be donated to the Cumberland County YMCA’s financial assistance program.