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About GivingTuesday

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Join us in celebrating GivingTuesday on November 30, 2021!

At Bar Harbor Bank & Trust we believe good things happen when we work together. That is why we support GivingTuesday. It was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Since then, it has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. In the United States, GivingTuesday is locally-led in over 240 communities and networks. You can find out more about GivingTuesday at

To celebrate GivingTuesday 2021, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is matching up to $3,000 (or $1,500 per organization) in donations to Friends in Action and Island Connections. Please consider making a donation to one of these organizations, and together, let’s do good.

Friends in Action

Friends in Action logoFriends 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.

Friends in Action offers 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."

Donate to Friends in Action

Island Connections

Island Connections logoIsland 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.

Island Connections offers free service to those needing transportation to scheduled medical appointments, as well as trips for grocery shopping, bank visits, exercise classes, and more. They also work with the Mount Desert Island/Ellsworth Housing Authority to deliver and are the "wheels" for the Meals on Wheels program on Mount Desert Island. Island Connections is an official transportation partner of the Food Access Program, a collaboration between OpenTable MDI, College of the Atlantic, Beech Hill Farm, Share the Harvest, The Bar Harbor Food Pantry, and Healthy Acadia’s Gleaning Initiative to help deliver perishable and non-perishable food to neighbors on and off Mount Desert Island.

Donate to Island Connections

About Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Community Giving

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust’s charitable mission is to improve the economic prosperity and health of our communities through our commitment to impactful philanthropy and volunteer service engagement.

Each year, our employees volunteer countless hours of their time on community projects and serve on nonprofit boards. In addition to these efforts, we have provided charitable donations to more than 450 community organizations across the Northern New England states of Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

Learn more about our community giving