Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Donates $3,000 to Brunswick Area Nonprofit Organizations

Brunswick, Maine (December 10, 2020) – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust recently made donations totaling $3,000 to Cathance River Education Alliance (CREA) and People Plus - Brunswick Area Teen Center (BATC). The funds will be used to support activities for underserved youth residing in the Brunswick, Maine, area.

“At Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, we feel strongly that one of the best investments we can make in our community is to support young people and their development into well-rounded adults,” said Jack Frost, VP Director of Community Giving at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. “We are honored to make these donations to Cathance River Education Alliance and People Plus – Brunswick Area Teen Center and know the work they are doing will have a positive impact on the lives of many young people in the Brunswick area.”

CREA is a nonprofit organization that works to deepen ecological awareness through nature-based learning among students, educators, and the public; to promote environmental stewardship; and to foster wise use of the Cathance River Nature Preserve. The Bank’s $1,500 donation will be used to support educational programming for underserved youth who will benefit from innovative, nature-based science experiences. Learn more about CREA at www.creamaine.org.

The BATC is a drop-in center in downtown Brunswick where youth in grades 6-12 can gather safely to meet friends, explore creative outlets, participate in intergenerational activities, and more. Membership and food are provided at no cost to youth members. The Bank’s $1,500 donation will be used to underwrite the Center’s operating expenses. Learn more about BATC at www.peopleplusmaine.org.

Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE American: BHB) is the parent company of its wholly owned subsidiary, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Operating over 50 locations across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine and has more than $3.6 billion in assets. As a leading Northern New England community bank, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust offers a full range of personal and business banking services, as well as wealth management services through its subsidiaries Bar Harbor Trust Services and Charter Trust Company. For more information about Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, visit www.barharbor.bank or call 888-853-7100. Member FDIC.

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BHBT presents a donation to Cathance River Education AllianceBar Harbor Bank & Trust made a $1,500 donation to Cathance River Education Alliance to support educational programming for underserved youth. Pictured from left to right: Caroline Eliot, Executive Director of Cathance River Education Alliance, and Erinn Kennedy, Branch Relationship Manager at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust.

BHBT presents a donation to People Plus – Brunswick Area Teen CenterBar Harbor Bank & Trust made a $1,500 donation to People Plus – Brunswick Area Teen Center. Pictured from left to right: Erinn Kennedy, Branch Relationship Manager at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, and Jordan Cardone, Coordinator of the Brunswick Area Teen Center.