Make-A-Wish Maine was the recent recipient of funds raised by employees of a local community bank.

Katahdin Trust Company
Katahdin Trust Company

“Once a month Katahdin Trust employees can donate a minimum of $1 to participate in our Casual Because We Care program,” explains Krista Putnam, Vice President, Marketing. “We appreciate all that Make-A-Wish does to help make dreams come true for children and their families. We were excited to work together and help make a difference in our communities.”

Katahdin Trust employees can dress casually on the second Friday of each month in support of various non-profit organizations throughout Maine. Each employee that participates in Casual Because We Care Days donates a minimum of $1 in exchange for the privilege to dress casually and wear jeans. Proceeds are sent quarterly to a pre-selected non-profit organization.

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. They have granted over 1375 wishes. This coming year, the organization expects to grant the greatest wish of over 70 seriously ill Maine children, which is an average of one wish every five days. All money raised in Maine stays in Maine.

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