Bar Harbor Bank & Trust to Match Up to $3,000 in Donations to Friends in Action and Island Connections for GivingTuesday

Bar Harbor, Maine (November 15, 2021) – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has pledged to match up to $3,000 in donations to local nonprofit organizations Friends in Action and Island Connections in honor of GivingTuesday, global day of generosity that will take place on November 30, 2021. Anyone that wants to participate simply has to make a donation to one or both of the nonprofits, and the Bank will match the donation dollar for dollar, with a maximum gift of $1,500 per organization.

GivingTuesday was created in 2012 to encourage people to do good. Over the past nine years, the idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. People can show their generosity in a variety of ways during GivingTuesday such as helping a neighbor, advocating for an issue, sharing a skill, or giving to causes.

“GivingTuesday is the perfect opportunity to shine a light on the power of giving and what happens when people come together to do good,” said Jack Frost, VP Director of Community Giving at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. “We are honored to partner with Friends in Action and Island Connections for GivingTuesday 2021 and encourage our friends and neighbors to join us and support the invaluable services they provide for our community.”

Friends in Action’s mission is to empower older adults and people living with disabilities to thrive and to live independently, with dignity and a strong quality of life. They offer a range of free programs and services including transportation assistance, food and medicine delivery, grocery shopping, simple home repairs, and other one-to-one volunteer services. They also offer programs for groups including fitness classes, educational events, and the "Visit with Friends Coffee House."

Island Connections’ mission is to provide free transportation and other services to seniors and people with disabilities from Mount Desert Island and the surrounding islands to enhance their independence and quality of life by utilizing our core group of dedicated volunteers. They offer free service to those needing transportation to scheduled medical appointments, as well as trips for grocery shopping, bank visits, exercise classes, and more.

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has donated more than $220,000 to more than 100 organizations in Hancock County, Maine, in 2021 to date.

Learn more about the Bank’s GivingTuesday 2021 initiative at www.barharbor.bank/givingtuesday.

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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