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Calling all Businesses! Sign Up for UMC Day of Giving by November 14

Posted October 31, 2019

With the holiday season just around the corner, United Midcoast Charities is calling on businesses in Rockland, Belfast and the Camden area to participate in the fourth annual Day of Giving on Saturday, December 14, 2019. 

Businesses that sign up by November 14 will receive publicity and recognition through press releases, paid ads in local papers, e-newsletters, postcards to local residents, prominently displayed posters, and promotion on Facebook.

Participating shops commit to generously donate a portion of their sales from the day (or a flat donation of their choice) to UMC. All proceeds will be applied toward UMC’s grants, which help food pantries, health clinics, nursing services, homeless shelters and other providers of vital services in Knox and Waldo counties. Day of Giving businesses raised nearly $10,000 for local charities in 2018. The event is made possible through sponsorship from Allen Insurance and Financial and Camden National Bank, with media sponsored by Courier Publications.

"The past three years, Day of Giving has been a highlight of the holiday season, and it has been gaining momentum each year,” says Sierra Dietz, owner of the Grasshopper Shop and a driving force behind Day of Giving. “This year we want to build on that momentum with even more businesses showing their support for the good work of UMC. What a wonderful way to incorporate the spirit of giving and give back to the community!"

Interested businesses should call UMC at (207) 236-2299 or email before November 14. For a list of businesses already signed up, please visit UMC’s Facebook page or

United Midcoast Charities, founded in 1942, is a 501c3 nonprofit whose mission is to energize Midcoast Maine nonprofit agencies through finance and guidance, supporting a network of resources stronger than any single organization. Through an annual grant application and review process, UMC funds agencies that primarily benefit residents of Knox and Waldo counties. More information is available at