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Town & Country Launches Better Neighbor Fund Charitable Giving Campaign
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Town & Country Launches Better Neighbor Fund Charitable Giving Campaign

$25,000 in grants will be distributed to local charitable and community organizations.

December 28, 2010 – South Portland, ME – Town & Country Federal Credit Union is announcing the launch of the Better Neighbor Fund, a new charitable giving campaign designed to support good works in the communities of Cumberland and York Counties. 
During the months of November and December, local charitable, non-profit and community organizations have submitted their ideas and projects via an online grant application.   In January, supporters will vote online for their favorite organization, cause or project. 
A total of $25,000 will be awarded through eight grants to the organization, cause or idea that receives the most votes.  There are three $5,000 grants and five $2,000 grants being awarded.  Visitors can vote for their favorite cause or idea by visiting the Town & Country Facebook page or website at beginning January 1st.
According to David Libby, Town & Country President & CEO, “We are inspired by the great deeds so many charitable and community organizations are doing across Southern Maine.  Town & Country developed the Better Neighbor Fund to help organizations doing good works in the community make their projects a reality.”
The Town & Country Better Neighbor Fund charitable giving campaign is being introduced in conjunction with the opening of the credit union’s sixth branch location at 426 Forest Avenue in Portland.  The branch is scheduled to open in January.  An additional $25,000 in grant moneys will be awarded in 2011.
The 33 charitable organizations that have submitted Better Neighbor Fund grant applications represent a wide range of causes or special projects.  Click on the link below to view a complete list of applications.
Applications have been received from the following organizations.

A Company of Girls
Alliance for Responsible Communities
Big Brother Big Sister of Southern Maine
Boys Singers of Maine
Cancer Community Center
Center for Grieving Children
Dress for Success--Southern Maine
Easter Seals Maine—The Center for Therapeutic Recreation
Family Crisis Services
Family Ice Center
Frannie Peabody Center
Junior Achievement of Maine
Learning Works
Little Dolphin School Foundation
Long Creek Youth Development Center
Make a Wish Foundation of Maine
MAPS "StepUP! Shelter
Mission Possible Teen Center
Pine Tree Legal Assistance
Riding to the Top
Sacopee Valley Football Boosters
Saco Food Pantry
Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine
Shalom House
South Portland Food Cupboard
South Portland Community Advocates for Social Action
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Stone Soup Food Pantry
Sweetser--Intentional Warm Line
The Root Cellar
Youth Alternatives Ingraham
Youth and Family Outreach
Wayside Food Programs

The winners will be announced at a special celebration recognizing all the grant recipients at Town & Country’s new Forest Avenue branch in Portland on Thursday, February 10, 2011.

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