Travis Mills and Brandy Mills of the Travis Mills Foundation receive their check for $10,000!!!
The Travis Mills Foundation supports combat injured veterans and their families through long term programs that help these heroic men and women overcome physical obstacles, strengthen their families, and provide well-deserved rest and relaxation.
The Travis Mills Foundation is building a national veterans retreat in the Belgrade Lakes Region in Maine. Veterans and their families will visit the retreat for a week at a time for much needed vacation, adaptive family activities, and getting to know fellow veteran families as they navigate their new normal after injury.
Jeana Roth and Sarah from the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland receive their check for $10,000!!!
The Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland is a nonprofit animal shelter that cares for more than 4,000 homeless and displaced animals every year. We work hard to create awareness and support for the humane treatment of all animals; to end animal overpopulation through education and the promotion of spaying and neutering; and to educate our community members of all ages to be responsible pet caregivers. Learn more about the ARLGP’s life-saving programs at www.arlgp.org
Libby Collet from Maine Huts & Trails receives her check for $10,000!!!
Maine Huts & Trails is a non-profit organization which maintains over 80 miles of recreational trails and waterways connecting four backcountry lodges in Western Maine.
Their goal is to promote environmental stewardship through outdoor recreation, with a special focus on getting kids outside.
The huts and trails are open to the public year-round, and offer some of the best hiking, mountain biking, paddling, and Nordic skiing in New England. The off-the-grid huts showcase cutting edge renewable energy systems, a highly regarded menu featuring mostly locally-sourced ingredients, and surprisingly upscale and affordable lodging for all backcountry adventures.
Megan Elliott and Leslie Taylor from Maine Audubon receive their check for $10,000!!!
You know that Maine is a special place.
That’s what we believe, too. And that’s why Maine Audubon exists. As the climate changes, forests dwindle and development creeps further into sensitive wildlife habitats, Maine Audubon works to protect wildlife – and the wild places they depend on.
We serve over 50,000 people each year, with 15,000 members and 2,000 volunteers. Maine Audubon has eight centers and wildlife sanctuaries, with our two flagship locations located in the greater Portland and Bangor metro areas (Gilsland Farm Audubon Center in Falmouth and Fields Pond Audubon Center in Holden).
John Williams and Molly Gallagher Burk from 317 Maine receive their check for $10,000!!
317 Main Community Music Center is a community hub for people of all ages, socio-economic backgrounds, and musical abilities to come together to learn and play music in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Our faculty consists of 22 teaching artists who offer music lessons for individuals and groups and emphasize learning music in a fun and collaborative way. Each week more than 450 students come to our studios in Yarmouth from 39 towns in Maine. We reach many more in their own communities through partnerships with schools and other nonprofits. We are committed to providing access to music education regardless of personal circumstance. As a non-profit, we rely on the generosity of our donors to fill the gap between our tuition and the real cost of the 317 Main experience.