Projects

Sewing Masks for Maine

110 handmade face masks
The Caribou Homemakers made and donated 110 face masks to area hospitals and nursing homes in Central Aroostook County. Bravo! Photo by Diane Parent, President of the Caribou Homemakers.

April 13, 2020

Caribou, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension Caribou Homemakers recently made and donated 110 fabric face masks to area hospitals and nursing homes in central Aroostook County.

The locations for drop-off are:

  • UMaine Extension Hancock County Office

63 Boggy Brook Road, Ellsworth 04605
Contact: Zabet Neucollins, 319.325.4323
zabet.neucollins@maine.edu

Drop Bin is a plastic tote with a blue lid and labeled “Masks for Maine” outside the entrance to the building.

  • UMaine Extension Somerset County Office

7 County Drive, Skowhegan 04976
Contact: Tammy Bodge-Terry  207.679.7057
tammy.bodge@maine.edu

Drop Bin is a clear plastic tote with a green lid and labeled “Masks for Maine” outside the entrance to the building.

  • UMaine Extension Aroostook County Office

34 Armory Road, Fort Kent 04743
Contact: Lisa Fishman 207.316.8310
lisa.fishman@maine.edu

Drop Bin is a red cooler with a white lid and labeled “Masks for Maine” outside the entrance to the building.


Sewing Masks for Maine:
Franklin County

April 14, 2020

Two UMaine Extension Homemakers in Franklin County have reported making 180 masks. Masks being made will be donated to local health care facilities.

 


Coins for Caring

various coins from the United States, in a pileThis is a yearly statewide fundraiser that assists the University of Maine Cooperative Extension educational programs. All Extension Homemakers contribute to their local Extension groups and their donations are sent to the state Maine Extension Homemakers Council (MEHC) treasurer. Some of the programs that have benefited from the generosity of the Extension Homemakers include:

Shriners Hospital: Aluminum Can Tabs

tops of soda cans This Recycling Project benefits the Shriners Hospital for Children. The aluminum tab collection was originally started by the Shriners in 1990. The tabs, which are pure aluminum can be recycled and turned into cash and will benefit the Shriners Hospital for Children in Massachusetts. Under MEHC President Moneda (Bunny) Worster’s leadership in 1997, the Maine Extension Homemakers embraced this project. The tabs are collected at the MEHC State Spring and Fall Meetings.