Bar Harbor Bank and the Casual for a Cause Donation

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust employees recently presented more than $18,000 in donations collected through the Bank’s employee-driven charitable giving program, Casual for a Cause, to eight nonprofit organizations serving Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont residents.

Employees participating in Casual for a Cause dress casually on Fridays in exchange for a bi-weekly payroll deduction made to a pool of funds collected during each quarter. The employees then vote on which nonprofits will receive their contributions. Employees have donated more than $242,000 since the program began in 2018.

“The amount of money consistently donated through Casual for a Cause is a testament to how much our employees care about taking care of our neighbors and helping our communities thrive,” said Jack Frost, VP Director of Community Giving at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. “Their generosity of spirit and sense of community is inspiring.”

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust (BHBT) presents a donation from the Bank’s Casual for a Cause program to Safer Society Foundation. Pictured from left to right: Mary Falcon, Executive Director for Safer Society; Alison Walter, Coordinator of Continuing Education for Safer Society; David Prescott, Director of Continuing Education for Safer Society; Stephen Zeoli, Director of Safer Society Press; Michelle Shubert, Assistant Operations Manager for Safer Society; Cristy Harding, Branch Relationship Manager at BHBT; Leon Wallace, Customer Service Representative at BHBT; Janet Zutell, VP Managed Assets at BHBT; Jay Fish, VP Regional Market Manager at BHBT; and Sarah Haskell, Director of Operations for Safer Society.

Safer Society Foundation was one of the many recipients.

“Safer Society is grateful for the donations from Bar Harbor Bank & Trust employees,” said Sarah Snow Haskell, Director of Operations at Safer Society. “The generosity of those in our community, whether big or small, inspires our team to continue our mission of creating a safer society free of sexual and social violence. The support received will help fund our resources for building hope and resilience in youths in Vermont and around the globe.”