IMPACT

CHARITY IMPACT

Shutterbugs for Charity Is entering into the 4th year of fundraising for nonprofits and grassroots organizations. Shutterbug concluded 2021 with our annual note card and calendar fundraiser, which is our primary fundraiser. Thanks to all of our purchasers and “donor level” donations ( Lovebug-$100, Dragonfly- $300, Lightning bug- $500, Monarch- $1000, & Golden Monarch- $2000), participants in “Amazon Smiles”, Provencher Fuels purchases, and B2B accounts we have raised $76,939.42. Additionally we have pledges to be received bringing the grand total to $87,275.62.

Shutterbugs 4 Charity Team is already preparing for the 2022 fundraiser. We promise to bring you pictures that inspire and bring out the beauty of Maine and the surrounding New England area.

Shutterbug 4 Charity has donated to the following causes in 2021:

  • Good Shepherd Food Bank
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Courage Lives (addresses human trafficking in ME)
  • The Human Nature Hostel (Supports Veterans & individuals with PTSD)
  • Families in Transition (Provides basic household and hygiene supplies to families in need)
  • Immigration Legal Aid Project (ILAP)
  • Maine Immigrant & Refugee Services (MEIRS)
  • Katie Spotz /Water for Life, Clean water projects
  • Center for Grieving Children
  • Kennebec Valley Human Society
  • Saco River Wildlife Rescue
  • Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust
  • Holiday Donations- Adoption of a family with 12 foster children

Shutterbugs 4 Charity has kicked of donations for 2022 and has donated to the following causes thus far:

  • Homelessness:Fair Tide-  Kittery, ME York CountyFamilies in Transition-Manchester, NHMaine Needs-Portland,ME,  Cumberland CountySeeds of Hope (also mental health, vets, families, minorities…)-Biddeford,ME,  York CountyHope Squad- Portland, ME  Cumberland CountyDesign Wall Housing- Bangor, ME, Penobscot County

    Tedford Housing

    Animal Welfare:

    Saco River Wildlife-Limington, ME, York County

    Kennebec Valley Humane Society, Augusta, ME, Kennebeck County

    Bruno Project-St. Lucia, Caribbean

    No Bowl Empty, East Waterboro, ME  York County

    Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland (Ales for Tails event)

    Mental Health:

    Service Dogs Strong (Vets &  Animal Welfare as well)-Denmark, ME Oxford County

    Caring Unlimited-Sanford, ME, York County

    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention-Chris Bennett sponsorship-National

    National Alliance for the mentally Ill (NAMI)-Chris Bennett sponsorship-National

    Esther Residence-female/substance abuse/corrections, Biddeford, ME  York County

    Biddeford/Saco Rotary Club, school drug prevention program- York County

    Finding our Voices, Statewide

    Acadia Family Center- Substance Abuse & Addiction.  Services for entire family, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, Hancock county

    Children & Families:

    Royal Families Kids Camp- Saco, ME, York County

    Camp Capella-Dedham, ME, Hancock County

    The Center for Grieving Children-Portland and Sanford, ME- York & Cumberland County

    Safe Passage- New Gloucester, ME- Corporate, Cumberland County, Program is in Guatemala

    Courage Lives-Biddeford, ME, York County

    Girls on the Run- Westbrook, ME, Cumberland County

    Adopted a family at Gray Schools-Xmas, Cumberland County

    Adopted a family through Darylann-Xmas,

    Adopt 3 families, Saco, ME, York County

    Sponsor a camper at camp Susan Curtis, Portland, ME , Cumberland County

    Special Surfers- Kennebunk, ME, York County

    Riding To The Top- Therapeutic Riding Center, Windham, ME, Cumberland County

    South Portland Food Cupboard (also likely includes homelessness and mental health, vets…), Cumberland County

    Good Shepard Food Bank (homelessness, mental health, vets), Maine, All Counties

    Families Feeding Families, Westbrook, ME, Cumberland County

    Katie Spotz-Water for Life program, Uganda, Haiti, Peru,- Global project

    Ronald McDonald House, Portland, ME, Cumberland County

    Wille-Pema Christmas Program, NH

    Project Grace- Scarborough, Cumberland County

    Wayside Food Programs, Portland, ME, Cumberland County

    Furniture Friends, Westbrook, ME, Cumberland County

    Youth:

    My Place Teen Center, Westbrook ME, Cumberland County

    Equality Maine Teen outreach, Program at large, Portland, ME Cumberland County

    Appex Youth Connection- Biddeford, ME, York County

    Environmental:

    Kennebunk Climate Initiative- Kennebunk, ME, York County

    Maine Island Trail, Statewide

    Brunswick/Topsham Land Trust (also addresses minority groups/immigrants ie the garden project), Brunswick, ME, Cumberland County

    Minority groups:

    ILAP, Porland ME, Cumberland County

    MEIRS, Lewiston, ME, Androscoggin County

    Equality Maine, Portland, ME, Cumberland County

    Holocaust & Human Rights Center, Augusta, ME -Statewide

    Veterans:

    Human Nature Hostel (and mental health related), Roxbury, ME, Oxford County

    Vet2Vet Maine- Statewide

    Operation Reboot Outdoors, Turner, ME , Androscoggin County

    Volunteers Of America, BrewQue- Veteran fundraiser

    Seniors:

    Equality Maine seniors program-Sage, Statewide

    Community:

    New England Parkinsons Disease/Michael J Fox Foundation

    Latest Donations:

    I am Because We Are

    Special Surfers

    Maine Meals Program

    Yellow Tulip

    York County Shelter

    Peas and Carrots

    Cromwell Center

    Habitat for Humanity

    Adaptive Outdoor Education Center

    Tuckers House

*Please check out our nominate button and provide us with suggestions of donations to a nonprofit your passionate about. Please keep in mind that S4C is a small nonprofit and focuses a large part on grass roots nonprofits, as well as, those not already supported by larger corporate donors. We do however provide items for silent and online auctions to causes as well and are able to help in this way as a means of donation to support the organizational mission

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