Gorham Savings does ‘green’

Gorham Savings Bank recently hosted a week of “green” initiatives in recognition of Earth Day.
The week ended with a document-shredding event on April 22 at the bank’s Long Wharf location.

The bank’s Green Committee, which was established in 2007, also spent a day cleaning up the Back Cove as well as hosted contests, giveaways and presentations for employees and customers.

Panera Bread helps REACH

Panera Bread in South Portland recently presented a check for $3,800 to its local charity partner, The REACH School.

The money was raised through Panera’s Operation Dough-Nation program and will be used to further its mission to encourage the maximum developmental potential for children with autism.

Panera Bread collected $1,900 from customers through its donation canisters, which are displayed near the registers in each Panera bakery-cafe. Panera then matched its customer donations dollar for dollar.

KeyBank ‘makes a difference’

More than 300 employees from KeyBank locations across Maine participated in the company’s 21st annual day of volunteer community service, “Neighbors Make the Difference Day.”

KeyBank employees volunteered for a variety of community service projects on May 24 in neighborhoods across the state. More than 40 branches closed at noon for the event.

Neighbors Day began in Alaska in 1991, when a group of employees volunteered for an array of service projects in their communities.  This year, more than 8,000 employees donated an estimated 32,000 hours.

Grants by Harvard Pilgrim

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care awarded nearly $1 million in grants to fund initiatives that support the Patient Centered Medical Home concept.

The following provider groups received grants for initiatives that focus on one or more aspect of care coordination – a critical component of the home model of care.

The groups include: Maine Medical Center PHO in Portland; NovaHealth, LLC in Yarmouth;  Quality Counts in Augusta; and St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston.

Dunkin Donuts teams up

Dunkin Donuts teamed up with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine to help raise money for their mentoring programs in Southern Maine.

The fundraising initiative is through Dunkin Donuts VIP mug program. People can purchase a travel mug for $20 and are entitled to fill it with hot coffee for free every Sunday for the rest of 2011 at any Dunkin Donuts shop in Maine and in Carroll and Coos counties in New Hampshire.

To purchase a mug, send an email to [email protected]