RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE
We collect pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. They are able to recycle these and the moneyfrom this helps to offset costs.
BANGOR GRANGE #372
1192 OHIO STREET, BANGOR, MAINE
OHIO STREET FARMERS' MARKET ASSOCIATION
Bangor Grange supports this market by providing a location for it to be held. It is held weekly on Wednesdays from 2-6pm from May-November. In the winter there is a bi-weekly market starting Wednesday, December 9th. Check out their Facebook page for more information!
Ohio Street Farmers Market
MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION OF MAINE
Each year we hold a Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus on the first Saturday in December. The money raised at this event is donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Maine. For more information or other ways to help go to www.maine.wish.org
The Grange has purchased dictionaries for 3rd graders in local communities. You can find out more information on this at www.thedictionaryproject.org
HOUSE IN THE WOODS
– Each year we hold a benefit concert on the Saturday closest to Veterans’ Day. Members of the Maine Country Music Association donate their time to this great event. It is preceeded by a turkey supper with all of the fixins’. It was so popular this past year we will do two seatings next year!! The money from the concert portion of this event is donated to House in the Woods in Lee, ME. For more information on this great cause go to www.houseinthewoods.org
COUPS FOR TROOPS
An effort to support troops stationed overseas by supporting the “Coups for Troops” program. The program was started in 2011 by Stephanie Almasy and several friends who were saving their families hundreds of dollars each month by clipping coupons. Almasy learned that military families overseas could use coupons at commissaries and she and her friends time sent coupons to twenty-six families. Just a few months later, over four hundred military families from over ten countries signed up for coupons and the program began growing geometrically.
Coupons are collected in bulk, then packaged and mailed directly to individual families overseas. Valley Grange Program Director Walter Boomsma says he was particularly impressed by the simplicity of the program. “This is what we might call a ‘no-brainer,’” Boomsma said. “The only requirement is an ability to use scissors!”
SHEPHERDS GODPARENTS HOME
Their wish list is:
Community Garden – the Grange has two plots at the community garden where grange members raise food for local charities
gallon size Zip-loc bags
sandwich Zip-loc bags
bathroom cleaning spray
baby laundry detergent
Febreeze plug ins & refills
White 30 gallon trash bags
Black garbage bags
Murphy’s oil soap
Kitchen floor cleaner
QUARTLY COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
As you can see, we do a lot and love being a part of our community!
as a result of a town hall meeting with the city, Bangor Grange will be doing quarterly presentations about different topics requested by community members. Some topics will be fun and others will be a little bit heavier such as addiction and online safety. If you have a topic you’d like to see presented, please email Brenda Gammon at firstname.lastname@example.org