Check in for Charity Voting for March Begins!
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We hope you’re able to share “Checking in” with your friends and that you’ll vote for a nonprofit to get the spotlight in March.
We received a great round of nominations and thank everybody who submitted their favorite nonprofit. We’re humbled by all of the great organizations out there doing important work in Maine and New Hampshire.
Here are the nominees for March (in no particular order):
Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center
Riding To The Top Therapeutic Riding Center (RTT) is a unique local resource for people with disabilites and their families. They are:
- Maine’s only year round therapeutic riding center solely dedicated to serving adults and children with disabilities.
- Getting people, who never dreamed it possible, into the saddle to experience the healing power of horses;
- Committed to all, regardless of ability to pay: Over 60% of clients receive financial assistance
- Eligible for NO federal or state funding, 70% fundraised;
- Powered by 60 volunteers helping with lessons every week, and over 200 active volunteers a year.
Maine Academy of Modern Music
Maine Academy of Modern Music, an independent music school instrumental in giving kids a rock music performance experience.
Sebasticook Regional Land Trust
Sebasticook Regional Land Trust (SRLT), who have conserved 2,000 acres of productive farmland, forests and wetlands over the last four years. Their efforts are helping to sustain the rich wild and working landscape so integral to our regional economy and quality of place. More than 400 children and families have experienced the wonder of nature through SRLT’s award-winning educational programming for all ages. SRLT has leveraged more than $1.3 million in support of landowners and local businesses and invested in our communities.
Three Rivers Land Trust
Three Rivers Land Trust, a small land trust with no staff who is, nevertheless, a strong force to be reckoned with in land conservation – preserving valuable tracts of unfragmented habitat in the small communities of western York County.
Natural Resources Council of Maine
The Natural Resources Council of Maine is a nonprofit membership organization protecting, restoring, and conserving Maine’s environment, now and for future generations. They work to improve the quality of Maine’s rivers; to reduce toxic chemicals threatening the health of Maine families and wildlife; to decrease air and global warming pollution, and to conserve Maine lands. NRCM harnesses the power of the law, science, and the voices of more than 12,000 supporters statewide and beyond to make a difference.
New Hampshire Coastal Protection Partnership
The New Hampshire Coastal Protection Partnership, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to combining sound science with education, collaboration and advocacy to protect the natural resources of the coastal watershed and effect long-term visible change. They’re heading up the Save Great Bay initiative, a group of New Hampshire state legislators, nonprofit conservation groups, commercial and recreational fisheries interests and experts, estuarine researchers and concerned citizens who have joined together in a coordinated effort to address the decline of New Hampshire’s Great Bay Estuary.
Vote Early, Vote Often
And most importantly, tell your friends!