BENEFITING: Maine Sea Coast Missionary Society
Through youth enrichment, health, direct service, and spiritual programs, the Maine Sea Coast Mission offers hope, encouragement, and help to children, families, the elderly, and their rural communities in Washington and Hancock Counties and on 10 midcoast and Downeast islands. Through our programs in Cherryfield, ME, we offer assistance with home heating, Clothes for ME , housing repair, a food pantry, and community building through the Downeast Table of Plenty the Downeast Coffee House. Another vital part of our Downeast Campus in Cherryfield is the EdGE, an award-winning after-school and summer program that serves over 500 children in grades 4-12 along with their parents and teachers.
The Mission is also known for its Christmas program which gives gifts to over 3,000 Mainers each year and its scholarship program that awards scholarships each year to over 100 high school graduates. In addition to these programs, the Mission's Sunbeam V travels regularly to the islands offering spiritual support, medical assistance, and a community meeting place for many islanders.