ROCKLAND — Bar Harbor Bank & Trust recently presented donations from its employee-driven charitable giving program, Casual for a Cause.

After pooling all contributions from employees and directors, collected from April through June, and tallying employee votes for nonprofit beneficiaries, the following organizations each received a gift: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine, Girls Incorporated of New Hampshire, and Safeline, Inc. in Vermont.

“The Casual for a Cause program delivers meaningful financial support to local nonprofits providing critical services tied to our community giving mission,” said Jack Frost, VP director of community giving at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. “By simply wearing jeans or less formal business attire on Friday and contributing to Casual for a Cause, our employees are making a big difference in the communities they serve.”

Participation in the Casual for a Cause program by employees is voluntary, and they each choose what amount to contribute. Funds are collected through payroll deduction.  Donations are pooled quarterly and distributed regionally to nonprofits within the bank’s service areas of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

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