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April 15, 2020

Paying it Forward + Giving Back - Doing Our Part to Help Out

Touting the outsized awesomeness of the Seacoast community has become something of a mantra here at WINTER HOLBEN. Not only are we able to pursue our passions, but we get to do it in a place we love, and alongside people we admire. 

The past six weeks—having temporarily traded our office in the heart of Kittery Foreside for makeshift spaces at our homes—have only underscored how much we rely on our friends and neighbors. So often they’re a source of creative inspiration; they definitely keep us well-fed; and on those days when we simply need a break, it’s them we turn to for live music, or a cocktail. (Okay, it’s usually live music and a cocktail.)

With so many businesses around us struggling like never before, we wanted to give back, more so as a sincere expression of gratitude than an act of charity. Since making that decision we’ve donated more than $5,000 to local businesses and organizations that have done so much to enrich our lives and our community, including:

  • Kittery Community Center
  • Seacoast Science Center
  • 3S Artspace
  • The Dance Hall
  • Footprints Food Pantry
  • Fair Tide
  • Several Kittery-area businesses

It’s an ongoing effort and we’ll continue to do as much as we can in the days and weeks ahead. We invite you to join us in supporting these fine establishments, or your own favorite businesses and charities. 

In the spirit of creativity, community—and calm—we put together a small, downloadable coloring book we think both kids and adults will enjoy. For every colored image you send back to us, we’ll make a donation to Footprints Food Pantry. 

Click here for more info, and to download the coloring book.

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