Realty of Maine is proud to have a program called Realty of Maine Cares. As part of its dedication to giving back to the communities in which they work, Realty of Maine will be donating $2,000 each month to non-profit organizations in the areas served by its seven offices.
"Our success will be complete only by remembering to give back to our community which we love and in which we strive to make a better place with each and every person we serve," says Dave Sleeper, owner and designated broker of Realty of Maine.
Below are the guidelines used in the selection process as well as an application for funds.
Realty of Maine looks forward to making a difference in your community.
WE ASK THAT APPLICATIONS BE SUBMITTED A MINIMUM OF 6 WEEKS BEFORE FUNDS ARE NEEDED SO THE COMMITTEE HAS TIME TO MEET AND DISPERSE THE DONATIONS. IF YOUR NEED IS EMERGENT PLEASE STATE THAT ON THE APPLICATION. WE ASK THAT IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED A DONATION FROM US THAT YOU PLEASE HOLD OFF ON A NEW REQUEST UNTIL THE FOLLOWING YEAR,SO WE CAN HELP AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE. THANK YOU
January 2019 -
Good Shepherd Food Bank, Brewer Unified Team and Bangor Unified Team (special needs youth basketball), Penquis Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter (Waterville).
December 2018 -
Good Shepherd Food Bank, Hope Rising (human trafficking survivors, Bangor), Belfast Soup Kitchen, Angel Tree (Salvation Army Christmas project), Penquis Christmas is for Kids program (Bangor), Sarah's House of Maine (Holden), Toys for Tots (Bangor), Make-a-Wish Maine.
November 2018 -
Good Shepherd Food Bank, Fill The Alfond (Bangor/Brewer hockey), Old Town VFW, Animal Orphanage (Old Town), Maine Parkinson Society (Brewer), Literacy Volunteers Waterville, Project Sparrow (Maine foster children), My Friend's Place (memory loss/dementia, Bangor).
October 2018 -
Good Shepherd Food Bank, Pumpkins in the Park (United Cerebral Palsy of Maine), Food & Medicine (Brewer), Augusta Food Bank, Bangor Area Wrestling (children's program), New Hope Hospice (Eddington), Hope House (Bangor), Hodgdon Project Graduation, Belfast Project Graduation.
Good Shepherd Food Bank, Healthy Acadia, Gateway Milbridge, Penquis Cap (Backpack program), Wings (backpack program) 6 Local Elementary Schools ( Belfast, Vine St, Bucksport, Old Town, DownEast , Newport)
August 2018 -
Good Shepherd Food Bank, Bangor Band, Milo Summer Food Cupboard, Good Samaritan Duck Race ( to benefit people with special needs gain better access to pregnancy and parenting services and support, in an effort to improve their lives), Ronald McDonald House, Camp Sebago , Courageous Steps, Waldo Community Action
July 2018 -
Good Shepherd Food Bank, Camp to Belong, Safe Place Food Pantry, Hospice Volunteers Waldo County, Jr Black Bears youth hockey teams, Ammaus, Courageous Steps
Good Shepherd Food Bank, Patriot Riders of America Maine Chapter ( Benefiting Veterans), Little Wanders, Bread Life Ministries ( expansion of the Homeless Veterans Shelter), American Legion of Bangor Post 12, Old Town Recreation Dept
Good Shepherd Food Bank,Camp Capella,Beech Hill School, Wagner School(Destination Imagination), Eastern Area on Aging, Pet Food Pantry of Waldo County.
Good Shepherd Food Bank, Brewer Youth Hockey, Maine Career Connect, Dixfield Food Pantry, Rip It for Rett North (to benefit the research for a cure for Rett Syndrome, Rettsyndrome.org)
Good Shepherd Food Bank, Bangor Soccer Club, Chef's Gala ( helping to provide medical equipment to Ellsworth hospital) Erin's Run (helps victims of Domestic Violence), Hirundo Wildlife Refuge
Good Shepherd Food Bank, Game Loft (providing food and safe places for children after school), Samaritan Inc., We Care Community Baby Center (Machias& Lubec), Bingham Area Health Center, United Way
Good Shepherd Food Bank, Red Cross, Literacy Volunteers, Brewer Unified Team, Aliza Jean Foundation, Friends in Action
Good Shepherd Food Bank, Belfast Free Library, SPCA of Hancock County, SEDOMOCHA Junior art metal working program, Angel Tree,Toys for Tots, and The Barbara Sossman Cancer Center in Brewer.
Good Shepherd Food Bank, GFWC Greater Newport( to benefit the Newport Food Bank and The Women's Veterans Center in Augusta),Purple Heart Fun Run, Penquis Caps Xmas for Kids, 5 local schools with a coat drive ( Lincoln, Winter Harbor, Winterport, Searsport, Hartland)
Good Shepherd Food Bank, Volunteers of America Northern New England, Augusta Food Bank, Agricultural Wild Blueberry Heritage Center, Covenant Community Land Trust, Pumpkins in the Park (benefits UCP of Maine)
Good Shepherd Food Bank, Robinson Ballet ( to support a scholarship for a child), Bangor Band ( Harvest concert), Broad Reach Family & Community Services
Good Shepherd Food Bank,WINGS (Backpack program), Penquis Cap ( Backpack program), School Supplies/student needs to Bucksport Elementary, Old Town Elementary, Downeast Elementary, Newport Elementary, Vine St., Belfast Elementary
Good Shepherd Food Bank,Bangor Breakfast Kiwanis ( towards 4th of July Festivities), Sullivan Fire Department - to help with training and equipment, Patriot Riders - to benefit House in the Woods, Safe Place Food Pantry, Healthy Acadia Hampden Congregational (Food Cupboard), PAWS, Combat Veterans to benefit the Veterans Home
Good Shepherd Food Bank, Eastern Area Agency on Aging, Walk for Wishes (Maine Make a Wish), Acadia Hospital Foundation, American Legion Post 12 (Veterans fundraiser), Adoptive & Foster Families of Maine, Camp Capella (towards a scholarship for a camper)
Good Shepherd Food Bank, Emmaus Homeless Shelter, MDI hospital, Wagner MIddle School, Beech Hill School, Woodlawn, Nokomis High School
April 2017- Shaw House- Bed replacement, Good Shepherd Food Bank, Courageous Steps, Ronald McDonald House, The Grand, Old Town Rec, Bangor Homeless Shelter
March 2017- Good shepherd Food Bank, Good Samaritan Agency, SOS Cat Shelter , Hike for the Homeless, Bangor Soccer Club, Erin's Run
February 2017- Good Shepherd Food Bank, Brewer Breakfast Kiwanis (benefits Make a Wish), House in the Woods, Brewer Unified Teams, Food Pantries : Brewer Food Pantry, Loaves and Fishes, Newport Food Pantry, Belfast Soup Kitchen, Tree of Life, Clifton Community Food Bank.
January 2017- Shaw House, Dorcas Public Library, Literacy Volunteers of Bangor -Literacy Tea, Good Shepherd Food Bank
December 2016- Good Shepherd Food Bank, Honor Flight- for Veterans, Free the Z Turkey Drive- for needy families in our area.
November 2016- Good Shepherd Food Bank, Brewer ARea Food Pantry, Newport Community Food Pantry, Tree of Life Food Pantry, Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, Belfast Soup Kitchen, Milo Ecumenical Food Pantry, China Community Food Pantry, Lincoln Regional Food Pantry, Safe Place Food Kitchen
October 2016- Good Shepherd Food Bank, Anah Shrine Feztival of Trees, American Legion Purple Hear Fun Run, Food &Medicine- Thanksgiving Baskets, Old Town recreational programs,
Beth C Wright Cancer Center- new piece of equipment
September 2016- Good Shepherd Food Bank, UCP Pumpkins in the Park, Child and Family, Food and medicine, MCMH Foundation Poinsettia Ball, Maine Discovery Museum- sponsor a child entrance fees,
August 2016- Good Shepherd Food Bank, Race for Myeloma, Wigs for Children -Backpack Drive, Local Schools,
Newport Women's Club, Newport Cultural Center
July 2016 - July 4th Corporation, MAINEiac Charities, Schoodic Institute for the Arts, EMMC Kitchen Tour, Bangor Y and the Bangor Band.
June 2016 - Boys and Girls Club of Bangor, Healthy Acadia in Hancock County, Maine Chapter 3 of the Patriot Riders in Palmyra, Adoptive & Foster Families in Orono, Coastal Mountain in Belfast for the Passy Rail Trail and John Bapst High School Hockey Boosters in Bangor.
May 2016 - Good Shepherd Food Bank, Nokomis High School Project Graduation, Emmaus Homeless Shelter in Ellsworth, Habitat for Humanity Waldo County, The Animal Orphanage in Orono, Manna Ministries in Bangor and the Senior Little League World Series in Bangor.
April 2016 - Good Shepherd Food Bank, Erin's Run which benefits Spruce Run/WomanCare Alliance and the UMaine Women's Swim Team, Beech Hill School (Hancock County) Destination Imagination Team, Maine Celtic Celebration in Belfast, Penobscot Theatre in Bangor, Courageous Steps 200 Program for autistic children in Orono and the American Folk Festival in Bangor.
March 2016 - Good Shepherd Food Bank, The Grand in Ellsworth, Camp Capella in Dedham, Camp Sunshine in Casco, Spruce Run/ Womancare Alliance and Bangor Area Homeless Shelter.
February 2016 - Good Shepherd Food Bank, Bangor Soccer, Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth (Chef's Gala), House in the Woods Inc, Sgt Joel House Fund for camp scholarships.
January 2016 - Good Shepherd Food Bank, My Friend's Place in Bangor, Literacy Volunteers of Bangor, Brewer United Teams, Ellsworth Public Library and Robinson Ballet.
December 2015 - Good Shepherd Food Bank, Beth Wright Cancer Center in Ellsworth, Downeast Aids Network, Manna Inc, News Center 2's Coats for Kids.
November 2015 - Good Shepherd Food Bank, Food & Medicine in Brewer, Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth (Poinsettia Ball), Greater Bangor Association of REALTORS for Penquis Cap and Emmaus Homeless Shelter.
October 2015 - Good Shepherd Food Bank, Anah Shriners Bangor, Hope House Health & Living Center Bangor, 4R Animal Shelter in Lee, Brewer Food Pantry and Newport Food Pantry.
September 2015 - Good Shepherd Food Bank, Ronald McDonald House Bangor, Vine Street School, Brewer Community School, Old Town Elementary School, American Legion Post 12 Veterans Day Fun Run, United Cerebral Palsy of Maine/Pumpkins in the Park event.
August 2015 - Good Shepherd Food Bank, Asia Pacific Boys, MAINEiac Charities, Maine Celtic Celebration, Collins Center for the Arts/Bangor Symphony Orchestra, Maine China Network/Chinese Festival and Sparkle Newport.
July 2015 - Good Shepherd Food Bank, Bangor 4th of July Parade, Eastern Agency on Aging in Bangor, Penquis Cap children's programs, Maine Discovery Museum in Bangor and the Hutchinson Center in Belfast. An additional amount was allocated to Good Shepherd Food Bank to help with the summer food program for children.
June 2015 - Good Shepherd Food Bank, Penobscot Theatre in Bangor, Nokomis Regional High School Project Graduation in Newport, Our Kathadin in Millinocket, MaineLyme in Dixfield, Habitat for Humanity Waldo County, Downeast Family Y in Ellsworth.
May 2015 - Good Shepherd Food Bank, American Folk Festival in Bangor, Hope House Homeless Shelter in Bangor, Internity which works with military veteran victims of sexual assault and is based in Milbridge.
April 2015 - Good Shepherd Food Bank, Maine Coast Memorial Hospital Chefs' Gala - Ellsworth, SPCA Hancock County, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Mid-Maine, Bangor Area Homeless Shelter
March 2015 - Good Shepherd Food Bank, Carmel Fire & Rescue, Bangor Soccer Club, Manna Ministries, Senior League World Series, Erin's Run - Spruce Run/UMaine Women's Swim Team
February 2015 - Good Shepherd Food Bank, Ellsworth Public Library - Rainbow Readers Race, The Grand - Ellsworth, Waldo County Wood Bank, Fill the Alfond - Bangor High School Athletics
January 2015 - Good Shepherd Food Bank, Literacy Volunteers of Bangor - Literacy Tea, Children & Family Opportunities - Downeast Maine, New Hope Hospice - Eddington, Brewer Kiwanis - Make a Wish Foundation
December 2014 - Good Shepherd Food Bank, Hammond Street Senior Center - Bangor, Spruce Run - Greater Bangor Association of REALTORS Spirit of Giving event, Shaw House
November 2014: Good Shepherd Food Bank, Poinsettia Ball charity event - Ellsworth, Coats for Kids matching funds, Brewer Food & Medicine, Toys for Tots - Hancock, Piscataquis & So Penobscot counties, Dress It Forward - Bangor, Good Samaritan Agency - Bangor, Healthy Acadia - Hancock & Washington counties
October 2014: Good Shepherd Food Bank, Brewer Performing Arts Center, Crossroads Food Pantry - Morrill, Bangor High School Project Graduation, Penquis Animal Welfare Sanctuary (PAWS) - Milo, The Ark Animal Shelter - Cherryfield, Beth C Wright Cancer Center
September 2014: Good Shepherd Food Bank, Simpson Memorial Library - Carmel, Shepherd's Godparent Home, Children's Dyslexia Center - Bangor, Spruce Run
August 2014: Good Shepherd Food Bank, Penobscot Theatre, United Cerebral Palsy - Pumpkins in the Park, Sebasticook Chamber of Commerce - Sparkle charity event, Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestra.
July 2014: Good Shepherd Food Bank, Ellsworth Junior League Baseball, Bangor Y, Habitat for Humanity Waldo County, Friends in Action - Ellsworth senior citizens program, Ronald McDonald House
June 2014: Good Shepherd Food Bank, EMMC Auxiliary Kitchen Tour, Ellsworth Y, UMaine Hutchinson Center Scholarship Fund - Best of the Best Gala, Bangor Band
May 2014: Good Shepherd Food Bank, Woodlawn Museum - Ellsworth, Caring Connections - EMMC/Bangor Y, Emmaus Homeless Shelter - Ellsworth, Beech Hill School - Otis, Erin's Run - Spruce Run & UMaine Swim Team, Fourth of July Corporation - Bangor
April 2014: Good Shepherd Food Bank, Senior League World Series, Bangor Area Homeless Shelter, Brewer High School - Project Graduation, Eastern Agency on Aging - Bangor
March 2014: Good Shepherd Food Bank, Milo Elementary & Brownville Elementary Schools, Maine Coast Memorial Hospital Chef's Gala - Ellsworth, Maine Celtic Celebration - Belfast, American Red Cross - Pine Tree Chapter Bangor, Champion the Cure Challenge/EMMC Foundation - Bangor/Brewer
February 2014: Good Shepherd Food Bank, The Animal Orphanage - Old Town, Adoptive & Foster Families of Maine Inc - Old Town, Good Samaritan Agency - Bangor, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Mid-Maine
January 2014: Good Shepherd Food Bank, American Folk Festival, Literacy Volunteers of Bangor, Pay a Dime for Lyme - Ellsworth
December 2013: Dorcas Library Association - Prospect Harbor, T.A.Y.L.O.R. Foundation - Bucksport
November 2013: Brewer Kiwanis - Make a Wish Foundation, Tree of Life Food Pantry - Blue Hill, Belfast United Methodist Church Food Cupboard, Bangor Blueberry Broadcasting radio turkey drive, Milo Ecumenical Food Cupboard, Newport Community Food Bank
October 2013: Brewer School - Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Ellsworth Poinsettia Ball, World Vision - Philippines fund
September 2013: Washington County Children's Program, Sparkle, Down East Family YMCA and Community Housing of Maine
August 2013: Orono Bog Walk, Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, Salvation Army, Good Samaritan Agency
July 2013: Hammond Street Senior Center, Knowlton Community Park, Good Shepherd Food Bank
June 2013: American Folk Festival and Challenger Learning Center
May 2013: Stepping Stones and Senior League World Series