Join Electricity Maine, Support Your Local Community
In the great state of Maine, there’s no better choice for your energy needs than Electricity Maine. As a member of the Provider Power family, Electricity Maine sells electricity from CMP and Emera Maine utilities directly to homes and businesses from Portland to Bangor. By purchasing power through the New England Power Pool, Electricity Maine has saved member consumers millions of dollars.
But that’s not all! Beyond the cost savings that Electricity Maine brings to consumers statewide, the company supports over 50 local non-profits. As a dedicated community builder, Electricity Maine is proud to be a part of building a better Maine.
Electricity Maine has committed resources and programming to the following organizations across the state of Maine:
Wounded Heroes Program of Maine: The Wounded Heroes Program was established to support wounded veterans when they return home after being injured in the line of duty. The program provides a safety net for them by paying rent, utilities, cell phone, heating oil payments and more during this time of transition. Wounded Heroes also provides benefits guidance and advocacy so that our veterans do not have to navigate the systems on their own.
United Way of Androscoggin: United Way of Androscoggin County has been serving the community for over 80 years by bringing people and financial resources together to address community-wide problems that affect all age groups. The organization’s four impact areas focus on Thriving Families and Successful Children; Meeting Basic Needs; Personal and Community Safety; and Building Self-Sufficiency and Independence.
Trinity Jubilee Center: The Trinity Jubilee Center addresses unmet needs of underserved people in Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn area. The center is open seven days a week and serves hundreds of people each week through five programs: the Soup Kitchen, Food Pantry, Resource Center, Refugee Assistance Program, and Day Shelter.
The Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers: The Maine Children’s Home provides adoption services, mental counseling for children and families, a Teen Parent School Program, early care and education for children ages 0-5, a summer camp scholarship program and a Christmas assistance program for 1,600 children.
The Iris Network: The Iris Network is a community-based nonprofit organization with a mission of helping Mainers who are visually impaired or blind attain independence and remain engaged in their families, workplaces, and community lives. They provide services including vision loss adjustment counseling, activities of daily living and mobility skills, use of technology, and job training.
Tedford Housing: Tedford Housing works to end homelessness in Maine by providing shelter, housing and services to people in need. The organization works to help people become more self-sufficient and advocates for change so that no one faces the prospect of being without a home.
St. Mary’s Nutrition Center: The St. Mary’s Nutrition Center promotes community health through organizing, advocacy, and education. The Nutrition Center is home to an emergency food pantry that serves approximately 375 people a week; Lots to Gardens, an urban community gardening program; cooking, gardening, and nutrition education programs for people of all ages and abilities; leadership and job training programs for teens; and the year-round Lewiston Farmers’ Market and other local food initiatives.
Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber of Commerce: The Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber (SMMC) is the region’s largest business advocacy organization. To “Increase Prosperity in our Region,” the SMMC serves more than 760 businesses in 16 towns. The organization’s job is to help businesses succeed by offering regional exposure, a powerful mobile app, state-of-the-art website, legislative advocacy, reduced group insurance plans, along with 80 annual events.
Sexual Assault Crisis and Support Center: The mission of the Sexual Assault Crisis and Support Center is to lessen the trauma-related suffering of sexual assault and promote healing by guiding those affected by sexual violence toward survival through support, advocacy, education and community collaboration within Kennebec and Somerset Counties in Maine.
Seacoast United Foundation: Seacoast United Foundation’s mission is to encourage, support, and grow the game of soccer. We influence physical, social, and community development by providing support through scholarship, community grants, and other appropriate means. Seacoast United is active in Maine, N.H. and Ma., providing resources and helping young athletes overcome any barriers to participating.
Preble Street Teen Services: Preble Street Teen Services offer shelter, meals, drop-in, and street outreach services to runaway and homeless youth who are struggling with the challenges of living on the streets from poverty, physical abuse, drug abuse, and mental illness, to illiteracy.
New Beginnings: New Beginnings has served Maine runaway and homeless youth, as well as families in crisis, for more than 30 years. New Beginnings’ complete continuum of youth services provides an essential “safety net” for over 750 youth each year who don’t have stable family support and are at risk of homelessness.
Literacy Volunteers Androscoggin: Established in 1974, Literacy Volunteers-Androscoggin is a private, non-profit agency that recruits, trains and supports volunteers to provide one-on-one or small group tutoring for illiterate adults and families. LV-A students achieve academic skills that help them break the cycle of poverty and greatly improve their lives.
KidsPeace: The KidsPeace Children’s Fund provides financial assistance to children and families to cover the costs of sports equipment, summer camps, occupational therapy, equipment for homes, and technology for all communities in Maine.
Humane Society Waterville Area: For more than 40 years, the Humane Society Waterville Area has provided safe refuge for animals that would otherwise be homeless.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland: Habitat for Humanity builds decent, affordable, energy efficient homes for families making 25-80% of the median income. These homes are sold to homeowners for 25-40% below market price, with zero percent interest mortgages. Habitat also provides weatherization and repair services to low income homeowners in their existing homes. Habitat relies on volunteer labor and community donations to carry out its work.
Gorham Educational Foundation: GEF is a public, non-profit corporation dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in education in the Gorham Maine public schools. Grants are made for worthwhile projects that support and further GEF’s main goals of enriching education for children, supporting ethics and leadership among students and staff and enhancing teacher excellence within the Gorham Public Schools.
Good Shepherd Food Bank: Since 1981, Good Shepherd Food-Bank has worked diligently to establish essential partnerships with many others concerned about ending needless hunger here in Maine.
Fusion Bangor: Fusion Bangor is the Bangor area’s networking group of young residents. The organization works to connect the young demographic to each other, engage with the community, and transform the Bangor region into the preferred place to live, work and play in Maine.
Frannie Peabody Center: The mission of Frannie Peabody Center is to prevent the spread of HIV and provide support for those living with HIV/AIDS in Maine. The agency currently serves over 400 clients with a wide of array of medical case management services that include dental, vision, food, utility, housing and emergency assistance. Frannie Peabody Center’s prevention program offers free, anonymous HIV testing at two locations in Southern Maine, and provides outreach and education throughout the area.
Catholic Charities Maine: Catholic Charities Maine is a statewide nonprofit human services agency that empowers and strengthens individuals and families of all faiths through innovative social services across Maine. Each year, the organization serves over 55,000 people with special emphasis on Maine’s most vulnerable populations – the poor, disabled, elderly and children.
Camp Susan Curtis: The programs of Camp Susan Curtis have been transforming the lives of Maine children-in-need since 1974. Each year, hundreds of vulnerable Maine boys and girls learn 21st Century competencies like effective communication, problem-solving and teamwork from specially-trained positive adult role models. In a residential environment of safety and acceptance, at-risk children broaden their overall capacity to learn while creating a permanent foundation for lifelong achievement. In doing so, they transform their perspectives on life and learning, and redefine their futures.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine: The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine is to provide children facing adversity in Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Penobscot, Somerset and Waldo counties with strong and enduring, professionally-supported, one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy: The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy recognizes that educated parents raise educated children. The organization’s mission is to advocate for and establish literacy as a value in every home. With 33 million adults in America who cannot read at all or possess extremely low literacy skills, the organization strives to provide family literacy scholarships and program grants so moms, dads and children can learn and grow together.
Bangor Humane Society: The Bangor Humane Society champions the humane treatment and adoption of companion animals, provides quality care for homeless pets, and promotes animal welfare through education and advocacy.
Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland: Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland (ARLGP) provides temporary care and shelter for stray, abandoned, and relinquished animals, and places as many animals as possible into responsible and caring homes. To execute its mission, ARLGP educates the community, provides spay/neuter services, hosts a pet food pantry and engages in community activities in southern Maine.
Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice: Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice is a non-profit Medicare-certified agency providing patient centered M.O.D.E.L. Care ® that is Meaningful, Organized, Developed, Effective/Efficient and has Lasting Quality. Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice has been providing specialized skilled, supportive and hospice services for over 47 years to Maine residents in the comfort of their homes, communities, and at the Hospice House in Auburn.
Advocates for Children: Advocates for Children is a community-based organization dedicated to fostering programs to both prevent child maltreatment and empower children and families to lead healthy, productive lives. The staff at AFC includes experienced, highly trained and compassionate professionals who specialize in social work, early childhood development, psychology, prevention education in schools and the community, and professional training for service providers.
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