Waypoint among beneficiaries of Bar Harbor Bank’s Casual for a Cause promotion

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In the foreground on the left are Waypoint employees Paul Staller and Cindy Gaffney and on the right side of the check are Charles Seugling, Kat Raycraft and John Mercier of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Courtesy Photo

BAR HARBOR, ME Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to present donations from its employee-driven charitable giving program, Casual for a Cause. After pooling all contributions from employees and directors, collected during the second quarter of 2019, and tallying employee votes for non-profit beneficiaries, the following organizations each received a generous gift: Waypoint in Manchester, NH; Hancock County Technical Center in Ellsworth, ME; and Vermont Jump$tart Coalition in Montpelier, VT.

“Gifts through our Casual for a Cause program make a significant impact in our communities. Our collective support enhances local programming, leading to a better quality of life for all community members,” said Jack Frost, VP, Director of Community Giving at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. “By simply wearing jeans or less-formal business attire on Friday and contributing to Casual for a Cause, our employees are making a big difference in the communities they serve.”

“Waypoint is honored to be selected by Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as a recipient of the Casual for a Cause program,” said Borja Alvarez de Toledo, President and CEO of Waypoint. “This generous donation will be used to support Waypoint’s Transitional Living Program, which provides safe, stable housing and independent living support to homeless youth, ages 18-21.”

Established in 1850, Waypoint (formerly Child and Family Services) is the longest-running social service organization in New Hampshire. Formerly Child and Family Services of NH, Waypoint provides services to strengthen families, and advocacy for youth. The Transitional Living Program is a safe housing program for young adults, which provides services to help them toward self-sufficient, independent living. The program helps with employment, finishing high school, and access to educational and vocational resources. The mission of Waypoint is to empower people of all ages through an array of human services and advocacy. For more information, visit: www.waypointnh.org

“Hancock County Technical Center (HCTC) greatly appreciates the generous donation from Bar Harbor Bank & Trust for its inaugural Career Exploration Middle School Camp,” said Amy Boles, Director of Hancock County Technical Center. “The donation shows the company’s investment in and commitment to career and technical education as well as local workforce needs. Thank you to Bar Harbor Bank and Trust and its employees!”

Hancock County Technical Center is hosting their first annual Career Exploration Middle School Camp, August 9-13, 2019. The Camp allows for hands-on discovery, where students will explore pathways, programs and career choices as well as gain skills and knowledge in different career clusters, financial literacy, and workplace readiness. HCTC provides industrial certification and college credits to area youth, preparing them for the workforce and post-secondary education. Their mission is to engage students with rigorous and relevant career and technical education for success in the post-secondary and industrial world. For more information, visit: http://hancock.ellsworthschools.org/

“The Vermont Jump$tart Coalition greatly appreciated the very generous donation from Bar Harbor Bank & Trust in support of our Educators Conference which will be held on October 28 at the Killington Grand Hotel in Killington, VT,” said Nancy Zorn, President of Vermont Jump$tart Coalition. “The Bank’s donation shows the company’s investment in and commitment to improving the financial skills of our youth and lifelong financial wellness. We wish to thank Bar Harbor Bank and Trust and its employees for helping the Vermont Jump$tart Coalition advance its mission to improve the financial literacy skills of youth.

The Vermont Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the financial literacy of Vermont youth by providing advocacy, information, and educational resources. Vermont Jump$tart strives to prepare young people for life-long, successful, financial decision making. Each year they reach over 5,000 school age children with their programming, and provide educational resources and opportunities to educators and students. For more information, visit: https://vermontjumpstart.wordpress.com/

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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