930 Coats for Seniors Donated

October 18, 2013

UPDATE: Thanks to all you who helped us collect 930 Coats for Maine Seniors! As a result, LL Bean will donate $4,650 to M4A to go to older people in Maine who need fuel assistance. Thanks to all our partners including LL Bean, Goodwill Industries of Northern New EnglandMerrymeeting Bay TriadMichele Walters of Bath Housing for organizing our fantastic volunteers and so much more!


Help ensure that every older Mainer stays warm this winter!  Volunteers will be collecting gently worn, clean adult winter coats at locations around the community.  For every coat donated, L.L. Bean will contribute $5 to the Maine Association of Area Agencies on Aging (M4A) to provide fuel assistance for seniors.

Drop boxes will be located in the Discovery Lobby of the L.L. Bean Flagship Store on Main Street in Freeport the kick-off weekend of their Northern Lights Celebration FRIDAY-SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22-24, The first 100 people donating coats this weekend will RECEIVE A COUPON FOR A FREE BEN & JERRY’S ICE CREAM CONE. Ben & Jerry’s is sweetening the deal by giving M4A 100% of the profits from sundaes sold on November 23rd at their Freeport location from 12-5pm. 

Other collection sites before the weekend of November 22nd:

Spectrum Generations centers in Damariscotta, Rockland, Skowhegan and Waterville.

Westrum House at 22 Union Park Rd. in Topsham, Contact: Linda Lally.

The Highlands at 30 Governor's Way in Topsham, Contact: Melissa Meister.

South Portland Nursing Home at 42 Anthoine St. in South Portland, Contact: Cindy N. Scott.

Golden Oldies Senior Center at 314 Front Street in Richmond, Contact: Bette Horne.

The Caleb Group at 10 Congress Sq. Plaza in Portland, Contact: Lynelle Leclair 

Northfield Green at 147 Allen Avenue in Portland, Contact: Wendy Akerlind 

North Deering Gardens at 246 Auburn Street #165 in Portland, Contact: Lynelle Leclair  

Elm Terrace at 68 High Street in Portland, Contact:  Wendy Akerlind 

Bayview Heights at 158 North Street in Portland, Contact: Jody Ryan

Barron Center at 1145 Brighton Avenue in Portland.

Avesta Housing at 307 Cumberland Ave. in Portland, Contact: Angie Littlefield 

SeniorPlus at 8 Falcon Rd. in Lewiston, Contact: Chris Cornish.

Rock Springs Park at 802 Church Hill Road in Leeds: Contact: Anita Parenteau 

Senior Center at Lower Village at 175 Port Road in Kennebunk, Contact: Amanda Peterson 

Thornton Oaks at 25 Thornton Way in Brunswick, Contact: Marlise Swartz.

Sweetser at 329 Bath Rd. in Brunswick, Contact: B.Willard@sweetser.org

Pejepscot Terrace at 36 Pejepscot Terrace in Brunswick, Contact: Grace Lalime.

People Plus at 35 Union Street in Brunswick, Contact: Stacy Frizzle. 

Mid Coast Senior Health Center at 58 Baribeau Dr. in Brunswick at the Main Entrance, Contact: Amy Berube.

Mid Coast Hospital at 123 Medical Center Dr. in Brunswick in front of the Café.,Contact: Amy Berube.

Bowdoinham Town Office at 13 School St. in Bowdoinham, Contact: Theresa Turgeon 

Washington House at 809 Washington Street in Bath, Contact: Helen Galloway.

Bath Senior Center at 45 Floral St. in Bath, Contact: Dick Higgins.

Bath Housing Authority at 80 Congress Avenue in Bath, Contact: Michele Walters.

Bangor Housing at 161 Davis Rd. in Bangor, Contact: Renee Butler. 

Maine Housing at 353 Water Street in Augusta, Contact: Sandra Hall Bourrie

Kennebec Plaza at 20 Willow Street in Augusta, Contact: Susan Bessette 

Chateau Cushnoc at 36 Townsend St. in Augusta, Contact: Yvette Roy 

Adult Protective Services at 41 Anthony Ave. in Augusta, Contact: Lois Emerson.

Please let us know if you would like to volunteer at the L.L. Bean collection site for a 2 hour shift the weekend of the 22nd by emailing mwalters@bathhousing.org

Coats for Seniors is a project of Merrymeeting Bay Triad and the Maine Area Agencies on Aging with the generous support of L.L. Bean and many community partners like Goodwill Industries of Northern New England and J & J Cleaners in Brunswick. If you are a senior in need of a winter coat, please contact your local Area Agency on Aging for details and assistance: 1-877-353-3771.

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