Three-week drive kicks off as part of global #GivingTuesday movement
November 27, 2017, STONINGTON, ME – Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries (MCCF) has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. This year’s #GivingTuesday took place on Tuesday, November 28. The date kicks off the holiday giving season, inspiring people to collaborate in improving their local communities.
As part of the movement, from November 28 until December 19, MCCF will be collecting donations for the Island Pantry. Members of the community are encouraged to bring items to the MCCF office in downtown Stonington – located at 13 Atlantic Avenue, behind Stonecutters Kitchen. Drop-offs are welcome during standard business hours, Monday – Friday.
In addition to canned and boxed food items, personal hygiene donations, such as shampoo, deodorant, lotion, and combs are encouraged.
#GivingTuesday, now in its sixth year, is made up of millions of participants, in over 98 countries. In 2016, over $177 million was raised online to benefit a broad range of organizations, and much more was given in volunteer hours, donations of food and clothing, and acts of kindness. For more details on the movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org).
The Island Pantry, located at the Island Community Center in Stonington, is open from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. on Thursdays. Neighbors from Sedgwick, Brooksville, and Brooklin are welcome.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Caroline Goddard, Communications Manager
Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries