BANGOR – How does a family vacation for 4 at Disney World sound? Maybe you’d like to take in a night at Fenway and then stay at the 4-star Eliot Hotel? Sail Penobscot Bay on a beautiful summer afternoon, or put a travel trip with the University of Maine Hockey Bears on your calendar?
These are just a few of the items up for bid at United Way of Eastern Maine’s first “experience auction”, THE BIG NIGHT. Being held on April 30th, from 5-9 at Spectacular Events Center in Bangor, the evening will include a silent auction with trips to see the Sea Dogs, Santa’s Village, Story Land and more; appetizers, dinner, complementary beer, cider and wine, gift bags, drawings and more.
Our traditional workplace fundraising campaigns have declined across the state since the great recession of 2008. In addition, several high profile layoffs in our service area have certainly contributed to this downward trend. Proceeds from THE BIG NIGHT will be used to bolster the annual fundraising efforts of United Way of Eastern Maine. Successful fundraising at THE BIG NIGHT is one way we will help to ensure that United Way of Eastern Maine can sustain its grant funding of more than 55 programs at 36 agencies throughout Eastern Maine. These are the best health and human service providers in Eastern Maine. These are the senior centers, the homeless shelters, the domestic violence prevention agencies, the early childcare providers, the literacy programs, and drug prevention facilities right here in our community. Nearly 30,000 people depend on these vital services. Please make sure these programs continue to thrive. Thank you.
Platinum Sponsor: Bangor Savings Bank,
Gold Sponsor: Hollywood Casino
Silver Sponsor: Zone Radio
Other sponsors found at www.unitedwayem.org